WHAT:
On January 13, 2011, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University will release a major report on the state of the remodeling industry in the United States. A New Decade of Growth for Remodeling, to be released that day, is the sixth and latest report in the Improving America’s Housing series, published by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center. An embargoed copy of the report will be released on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. EST. (Note: It will be embargoed until Thursday, January 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST.)

Kermit Baker, Director of the Remodeling Futures Program, will speak about the release of the report at the National Association of Home Builders Press Conference at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida on January 13 at 2:30 p.m. If you are attending the Builders’ Show and would like to attend the press conference, please contact the NAHB for information and credentials.

On January 13, the Joint Center for Housing Studies will also release the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) for the fourth quarter of 2010. The LIRA is an initiative of the Remodeling Futures Program designed to estimate future national remodeling activity with a horizon of three quarters.

WHO:
The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University’s center for information and research on housing in the United States and beyond, and the Remodeling Futures Program is a comprehensive study of the factors influencing the growth and changing characteristics of housing renovation and repair activity.
Principal support for this study was provided by the Policy Advisory Board and the Remodeling Futures Steering Committee of the Joint Center for Housing Studies. The Joint Center also thanks Masco Corporation for providing research and communications support.

WHEN:
Thursday, January 13, 2011 (An embargoed copy of the report will be released Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. EST.)

The opinions expressed in this study do not necessarily represent the views of Harvard University, the Policy Advisory Board and Remodeling Futures Steering Committee of the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Masco Corporation, or other persons or organizations providing support to the Joint Center for Housing Studies.

SOURCE: Joint Center for Housing Studies

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