Qualified Remodeler Magazine

FEB 2015

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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$120.9 $120.6 $121.0 $121.9 $126.0 $128.6 $129.5 $131.3 $133.1 $134.0 $132.5 $137.9 $143.4 $142.4 $137.0 $140.1 8.4% 8.2% 5.6% 2.1% 4.2% 6.6% 7.0% 7.7% 5.6% 4.2% 2.3% 5.0% 7.7% 6.2% 3.3% 1.6% -20% -15% -10% -5% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% $100 $110 $120 $130 $140 $150 $160 $170 $180 $190 4 2012-1 2 3 4 2013-1 2 3 4 2014-1 2 3 4 2015-1 2 3 Four-Quarter MovingRate of Change Homeowner Improvements Four-Quarter Moving Totals Billions of $ US Census Bureau LIRA Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity More Leads More Jobs More Revenue Qualified Remodeler readers see stronger flow of leads, jobs and revenue ahead in 2015. The most recent LIRA shows a strong start to 2015, but growth will moderate, mostly due to a dip in pending home sales. Source: Qualified Remodeler Forecast Survey, 2015. Up 1-5% Up 6-10% Up more than 20% Up 16-20% Up 11–15% Down 1–5% Down 6–10% Down 11–15% Down more than 20% Down 16–20% 22.8% 22.8% 15.8% 13.4% 11.8% 7.9% 3.2% 1.6% 0.8% 0.0% Up 1–5% Up 6–10% Up more than 20% Up 16-20% Up 11–15% Down 1–5% Down 6–10% Down 11–15% Down more than 20% Down 16–20% 30.7% 20.5% 15.0% 13.4% 11.0% 6.3% 1.6% 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% Up more than 20% Up 1–5% Up 11–15% Up 6–10% Up 16–20% Down 1–5% Down 6–10% Down 11–15% Down 16–20% Down more than 20% 22.8% 22.1% 15.0% 11.8% 9.5% 8.7% 3.2% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% Note: Historical data from the third quarter 2014 onward is based on the LIRA and will remain so until the Census Bureau releases annual revisions on July 1st. Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com QR February 2015 33

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