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Brad Hunter / Metrostudy / November 19, 2014
Taken in total, the housing starts data paint a picture of boring, flat, lackluster performance in 2014. Dig deeper into the data, however, and you see a much more dynamic picture. The year is not over yet, but from the data we have collected first-hand, on nearly 100 metropolitan statistical areas in the country, we see markets ranging from a 21% decline in the past four quarters to a 45.8% increase!
Let’s look at a few of the stand-outs. The data below indicate the percentage change in single-family detached starts from 3Q13 through 3Q14.
In Southwest Florida, the Naples/Ft. Myers market’sRead More
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2014 – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. The sale is subject to customary regulatory review and is expected to close by the end of 2014. Upon the closing of the transaction, the Exhibitions
Index Posts 3.3% Year-Over-Year Gain, Forecast For a 2015 Firming Remains Unchanged
WASHINGTON, DC (November 13, 2014) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its Third Quarter 2014 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the index posted a gain of 3.3% year-over-year in the third quarter. While the rate of growth was slower than the prior quarter, the RRI has now posted ten consecutive quarters with positive year-over-year gains since the market bottomed at the endRead More
Greenbuild LivingHome, First Show Home at Greenbuild, Showcases Top Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Home to be permanently installed at Make It Right
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome showcases the latest in high-performance green building and design including Cradle to Cradle® certified products. This is the first show home at Greenbuild and is designed to meet LEED® for Home v4 Platinum requirements. The 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular demonstration home is available to tour in person October 22 and October 23 at booth 1139 at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans. A free virtual tour is alsoRead More
New Learning Platform Extends Value of Industry-Leading Content from Greenbuild Conference
Washington, D.C., October 22, 2014 – Hanley Wood announces the launch of Greenbuild University, a new online learning platform designed to educate and train sustainable design professionals with best-in-class content focusing on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Greenbuild University, located online at www.greenbuilduniversity.com, includes access to all educational content delivered during the Greenbuild Conference and Expo. All courses available throughRead More