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Many Homeowners Favor Remodeling, As Opposed to Moving
With the exception of Millennials, the majority of U.S. homeowners (66 percent) who are remodeling plan to stay in their home for the long term, according to the third annual Houzz & Home survey, which included responses from more than 100,000 Americans.

Fifty-three percent of U.S. homeowners say they are remodeling to increase the resale value of their home but have no plans to move in the next five years, and just 16 percent plan to sell their home in the next two years.

(Source: Houzz, 05/20/14)

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Price Drives Customers to Home Improvement Retailers; Staff/Service Keep Them There
Ace Hardware Once Again Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power Survey

While staff and service remains the most influential factor in satisfaction once customers are at a home improvement retail store, price is what drives customers to a retailer in the first place, underscoring the importance of competitive differentiation efforts via better price and value perception, according to the recently-released J.D. Power 2014 Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study.

(Source: J.D. Power and Associates, 06/04/14) ...
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Homeowners Tackling Landscaping Projects that Beautify, Solve Problems
Creating entertaining space and fixing problems are equally important to homeowners when it comes to landscaping projects, according to the Spring Landscaping Survey of more than 4,500 Houzz users who are in the midst of, or are planning, a landscape update.

(Source: Houzz, 04/25/14) ...
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Home Improvement Professionals Bullish on Business Growth This Year
Ninety percent of North American home builders, architects, remodelers, landscape professionals and interior designers expect revenue to grow in 2014, according to the first "Residential Design & Renovation Outlook" report based on data provided by more than 6,500 service providers on Houzz, the online platform for home remodeling and design information.

(Source: Houzz, 03/27/14)

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Homeowners Looking to Spruce Up Their Residences with a New Coat of Paint
A new survey by Sherwin-Williams finds that seven out of 10 homeowners expect to undertake some type of house-related improvement project in the next six months.

(Source: Hardware Retailing, 04/10/14) ...
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Number of Americans Planning to Move Predicted to Grow This Year
More Americans are planning to find a new home this year, with 16% expecting to move, compared to 10% a year ago, according to a study by American Express.

Among those planning to relocate, buying has become more popular than renting, says the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, with more than 17 million Americans expected to purchase a home, condo or co-op (46% vs. 43% in 2013). Sixteen million consumers intend to rent their new residence (44%, down from 47% last year).

(Source: American Express, 03/18/14) ...
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Highlighting the Benefits of the Local Hardware Store
When purchasing tools for the do-it-yourselfer, there's nothing like the inventory -- and very often prices -- offered by online retailers. But there are certain advantages of local hardware/home improvement stores that the Web can't match.

(Source: Chicago Tribune, by Mike McClintock, 03/18/14) ...
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'Tis the Season for Home Improvement Retailers
Home improvement stores in many parts of the country are looking forward to a later-than-usual sales boost for their typical springtime assortment of products.

And despite the lag in traffic to retailers in weather-affected regions of the country, experts are confident that pent-up demand and some warmer temperatures will ignite sales.

(Source: CNBC, by Krystina Gustafson, 03/17/14) ...
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