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7 of 10 Fastest-Growing States Are in the West

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Seven of the 10 fastest-growing states between 2016 and 2017 were in the West, according to the Census Bureau's population estimates. Those seven are Idaho (up 2.2%), Nevada (2.0 %), Utah (1.9%), Washington (1.7%), Arizona (1.6%), Colorado (1.4%), and...

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ICFA Names Morris Director of Operations

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) has named Michele Morris director of Operations. Morris, an executive assistant at the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) since 2000, has provided support to AHFA’s public relations...

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Premier Prints

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Premier Prints is launching an exciting new outdoor option. Luxe Poly is a luxuriously textured woven polyester with advanced 1,000 hour lightfastness protection, DWR technology...

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Permits Grow Across Most States, Hurricane Effect Fading

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Over the eleven months ending in November 2017, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 761,229. This is 10.2% ahead of its level over the first eleven months of 2016, 690,836. The results from the SOC are similar, single-family...

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How Young Adults Live: 1967 and 2017

Friday, January 19, 2018

The living arrangements of 25-to-34-year-olds have changed dramatically over the past 50 years, according to Census Bureau statistics. In 1967, more than 80% of 25-to-34-year-olds lived with a spouse. In 2017, no single living arrangement accounts for...

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Remodeling Market to March Higher in 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

The coming year is expected to be another robust one for residential renovations and repairs with growth accelerating as the year progresses, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program...

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Toll Brothers and the Rise of “Affordable Luxury”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

At the end of my recent conversation about the luxury condo market with David Von Spreckelsen, who founded Toll Brothers City Living (TBCL) nearly 15 years ago, he pitched me the company’s newest development, 91 Leonard, in New York City’s...

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