Continued easing of remodelling declines expected into 2025

JCHS – Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 18, 2024
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: United States

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Annual expenditures for improvements and repairs to owner-occupied homes are projected to decrease this year and into the first quarter of 2025, but at a moderating rate, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects that annual owner spending for home renovations and maintenance will decline by over 7 percent in the third quarter of this year before easing to just -2.6% through the first quarter of 2025. “Residential remodeling is expected to benefit from the rebounding housing market and stabilizing material costs as we move into next year,” says Carlos Martín, Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Center. “At $451 billion, spending on homeowner improvements and repairs over the coming year is anticipated to be slightly lower than the $463 billion spent over the last year,” says Abbe Will.

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