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Houzz Q2 Renovation Barometer Published

The Q2 2024 Houzz Renovation Barometer report for both the construction and architectural and design sectors signaled improvements. The Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries. Within the construction sector, the Expected Business Activity Indicator for the second quarter increased one point from Q1

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Q1 2024 U.S. Remodeling Confidence Stays Positive

In the first quarter of 2024, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Westlake Royal Remodeling Index (RMI) reported a U.S. remodeling confidence index of 66, dipping one point from Q4 2023 and down four points compared to the same period in 2023. The current market conditions indicator was 74, and the future indicators index was

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February Canadian Wood Product Sales Increase Year-over-Year

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in February were $3.1 billion (CAD), 0.2% lower than January but up 1.6% from the comparable month last year. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.3 billion, rising 6.8% from January and 0.4% higher than February 2023. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries were $71.6 billion, growing 0.7%

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Canadian Housing Starts Weaken in March

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in March was 242,195 units, 7% lower than February. The SAAR of urban starts in March decreased 7.0% from the previous month to 220,743. Multiple urban starts fell 8.0% to 180,229, and single-family levels declined 4.0% from February to 40,514. The six-month trend

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February Canadian Building Permits Continue Growth

Canadian building permits in February were up 9.3% to $11.8 billion (CAD) over January and improved 9.1% from the comparable period in 2023. Residential authorizations rose 7.4% from January and 4.1% from February 2023 to $7.1 billion. Single-family totals were $2.8 billion, climbing 9.6% from January and 5.3% from February 2023. Multi-family levels reached $4.2 billion in

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In Memoriam: Zuzana Martin

Zuzana Martin of Chem-Trend passed away last week. Zuzana was previously with Deurowood Produktions and Arclin for 20 years. She greatly impacted all who knew her and will be deeply missed. On behalf of the staff and the membership, CPA extends our deepest condolences to her husband, Al, their family, and industry colleagues. See Zuzana

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Houzz Q2 Renovation Barometer Published

The Q2 2024 Houzz Renovation Barometer report for both the construction and architectural and design sectors signaled improvements. The Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries. Within the construction sector, the Expected Business Activity Indicator for the second quarter increased one point from Q1

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Q1 2024 U.S. Remodeling Confidence Stays Positive

In the first quarter of 2024, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Westlake Royal Remodeling Index (RMI) reported a U.S. remodeling confidence index of 66, dipping one point from Q4 2023 and down four points compared to the same period in 2023. The current market conditions indicator was 74, and the future indicators index was

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February Canadian Wood Product Sales Increase Year-over-Year

Seasonally adjusted Canadian wood product sales in February were $3.1 billion (CAD), 0.2% lower than January but up 1.6% from the comparable month last year. Sales of furniture and related products totaled $1.3 billion, rising 6.8% from January and 0.4% higher than February 2023. Canadian manufacturing sales for all industries were $71.6 billion, growing 0.7%

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Canadian Housing Starts Weaken in March

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in March was 242,195 units, 7% lower than February. The SAAR of urban starts in March decreased 7.0% from the previous month to 220,743. Multiple urban starts fell 8.0% to 180,229, and single-family levels declined 4.0% from February to 40,514. The six-month trend

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February Canadian Building Permits Continue Growth

Canadian building permits in February were up 9.3% to $11.8 billion (CAD) over January and improved 9.1% from the comparable period in 2023. Residential authorizations rose 7.4% from January and 4.1% from February 2023 to $7.1 billion. Single-family totals were $2.8 billion, climbing 9.6% from January and 5.3% from February 2023. Multi-family levels reached $4.2 billion in

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In Memoriam: Zuzana Martin

Zuzana Martin of Chem-Trend passed away last week. Zuzana was previously with Deurowood Produktions and Arclin for 20 years. She greatly impacted all who knew her and will be deeply missed. On behalf of the staff and the membership, CPA extends our deepest condolences to her husband, Al, their family, and industry colleagues. See Zuzana

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