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Existing Home Sales Back on Solid Footing

Friday, May 22, 2015

From Wells Fargo Economics Group The housing data remain confounding. Demand appears to be improving, but various reports on the market continue to give off conflicting signals. Existing home sales fell 3.3 percent in April to a still respectable 5.04...

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Housing Starts in U.S. Surge to Seven-Year High

Friday, May 22, 2015

By Sho Chandra for Bloomberg New residential construction in the U.S. surged in April to the highest level in more than seven years, indicating the industry has moved beyond a weather-related soft patch to regain strength. Housing starts jumped 20.2...

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A Job Well Done

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ed. Note: Rick Vlahos is the current executive director of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation, and also of the National Fireplace Institute. Vlahos: "Our industry succeeds because...

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Casual Market Chicago’s Rebranding Initiative

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, held at the Merchandise Mart for over 35 years, announced a rebranding endeavor during a presentation to the Board of the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) in February 2015...

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