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Houzz Releases 2021 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study

Houzz recently released its 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, which surveyed 2,014 U.S. homeowners about recent or planned kitchen renovation projects. Major findings include an emphasis on storage in 2021, with 94% of homeowners planning improvements to cabinetry.  Of those respondents, 63% planned partial cabinet upgrades and 31% wanted a full replacement. Of those

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President Biden Makes Early Moves to Impose New Federal Policy Directions

Following the inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, President Biden issued a series of executive orders and other policy directives to begin changing the direction of federal policy making by the executive branch.  In addition to rejoining the international Paris Agreement addressing climate change and canceling federal permits for the Keystone XL pipeline,

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U.S. Housing Starts Increase in December

U.S. housing starts in December 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million, up 5.8% from the revised November estimate and 5.2% higher than the comparable month in 2019. Single-family housing starts increased 12% from November to 1.34 million. U.S. building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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U.S. Builder Confidence Down in January

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in January fell 3 points from December 2020 to 83 points on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component measuring current sales conditions dropped 2 points in January to 90 and sales expectations in the next six months lost 2 points

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Canadian Manufacturing Down in November

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in November 2020 were $3.32 billion (CAD), decreasing 4.1% from October but jumping 42.1% from the comparable month in 2019. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $997 million, rising 3.2% from October but were 5.9% lower than November 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries fell slightly 0.6%

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Houzz Releases 2021 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study

Houzz recently released its 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, which surveyed 2,014 U.S. homeowners about recent or planned kitchen renovation projects. Major findings include an emphasis on storage in 2021, with 94% of homeowners planning improvements to cabinetry.  Of those respondents, 63% planned partial cabinet upgrades and 31% wanted a full replacement. Of those

Read More »

President Biden Makes Early Moves to Impose New Federal Policy Directions

Following the inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, President Biden issued a series of executive orders and other policy directives to begin changing the direction of federal policy making by the executive branch.  In addition to rejoining the international Paris Agreement addressing climate change and canceling federal permits for the Keystone XL pipeline,

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U.S. Housing Starts Increase in December

U.S. housing starts in December 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million, up 5.8% from the revised November estimate and 5.2% higher than the comparable month in 2019. Single-family housing starts increased 12% from November to 1.34 million. U.S. building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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U.S. Builder Confidence Down in January

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in January fell 3 points from December 2020 to 83 points on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component measuring current sales conditions dropped 2 points in January to 90 and sales expectations in the next six months lost 2 points

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Canadian Manufacturing Down in November

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in November 2020 were $3.32 billion (CAD), decreasing 4.1% from October but jumping 42.1% from the comparable month in 2019. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $997 million, rising 3.2% from October but were 5.9% lower than November 2019. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries fell slightly 0.6%

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