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The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
The 25th edition of the remodeling industry’s most important report contains data that compares construction costs for popular remodeling projects against the share of those costs recovered at resale. In addition to city data, the report includes tables with national and regional averages, as well as complete project descriptions, 3-D images and QuickTime movies for all 35 projects surveyed.
Please click here to visit the official Cost vs. Value Web site for detailed information and to download the report.Read More
24/7 Wall St. / January 2, 2013
Urban experts have a sure-fire way of telling whether a neighborhood has turned the corner from dowdy to prosperous — it’s called the Starbucks test.
“You’re probably well past up-and-coming once a Starbucks moves in,” says Peter Tatian, senior research associate in the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank. Yoga studios and even dog parks are other anecdotal indicators that affluent homeowners and renters have begun to gentrify a neighborhood, adds Tatian.
Of course, Tatian, along with Realtors, homebuyers and homesellers look to another objective test of market interestRead More
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Foundations 2012 was the place for industry-leading insights into the vital growth drivers in 2013, better lead generation, and critical economic and policy information about the residential and commercial construction markets. Our presenters provided important, actionable insights and analysis – information that will help you make more informed business decisions. You can find full-length video presentations here along with a downloadable copy of the presentation slides.Read More
Jonathan Smoke / Hanley Wood / September 18, 2012
As we head into the last quarter of 2012, housing and new construction appear to be performing better and more consistently than the overall economy. Through the second quarter, home prices are registering year-over-year gains nationally and in most markets. Permits, starts, and new home sales are also showing gains over 2011 and have generally picked up more momentum as the year progressed. The housing patient is finally recovery and has its own pulse again.
The broader economic picture hasn’t been as good, as once again job growth has been inconsistent and beneath the level that would beRead More