5 Year High For Remodeling Market

Check out the latest from our friends at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):

In the fourth quarter of 2011, professional remodelers saw remodeling market conditions rise to their highest level in five years, according to NAHB’s latest Remodeling Market Index (RMI), which climbed to 46.6, up from 41.7 in the third quarter.

The RMI component measuring current market conditions rose to 48.4 in the fourth quarter from 43.0 in the previous quarter. The component measuring future indicators of remodeling business also saw positive movement, increasing to 44.8 from 40.4 in the previous quarter.

An RMI below 50 indicates more remodelers reporting market activity is lower than in the prior quarter than those reporting it is higher. Based on results from a survey of remodelers, the overall RMI averages ratings of current remodeling activity with indicators of future activity.

“As more consumers remain in their homes rather than move in this economy, remodelers benefited from a gradual increase in home improvement activity, taking us to a five-year high,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Ft. Collins, Colo.

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