Thursday, June 21, 2012

Buildfax: Remodeling activity grows in U.S. West region

According to Buildfax, remodeling activity, an indicator of household spending on real estate, grew in all regions of the US., including the West:

 Residential remodels authorized by building permits in the United States in April were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 2,729,000. This is 2 percent above the revised March rate of 2,683,000 and is 12 percent above the April 2011 estimate of 2,447,000.

Regional Residential Remodeling

Seasonally-adjusted annual rates of remodeling across the country in April 2012 are estimated as follows: Northeast, 397,656 (up 5% from March and up 11% from April 2011); South, 1,102,000 (up 5% from March and up 14% from April 2011); Midwest, 484,000 (down 11% from March and up 7% from April 2011); West, 768,000 (up 2% from March and up 10% from April 2011).

Viewing the Economic Recovery Through Remodeling

"Remodeling continues to grow steadily in the U.S. on a seasonally-adjusted basis; more residential remodeling projects were started in April 2012 than in any of the prior six Aprils," said Joe Emison, Vice President of Research and Development at BuildFax.

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