According to Buildfax, remodeling activity during October 2012 was up 3 percent from October 2011 in the U.S. West region. Data is based on counts of remodels authorized by building permits in the U.S. This was the smallest year-over-year increase among all regions.
According to the press release:
Seasonally-adjusted annual rates of remodeling across the country in October 2012 are estimated as follows: Northeast, 512,000 (up 9% from September and up 17% from October 2011); South, 1,396,000 (up 30% from September and up 46% from October 2011); Midwest, 508,000 (up 11% from September and down 12% from October 2011); West, 739,000 (up 15% from September and up 3% from October 2011).
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