Remodeling Zips Ahead of Pre-Crisis Levels

Some helpful insight into home remodeling and the economy…thanks to St. Charles County Realtor Association! Check it out below…

“DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
The remodeling of existing homes has bounced back from the housing bust and has now surpassed its pre-crisis level, according to the Urban Economics Lab Index, a newly launched index produced by BuildZoom and the MIT Center for Real Estate.

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The residential remodeling business has grown to an estimated $300 billion a year – about the same size to the $340 billion value of residential construction in 2014, according to the index.

Yet, “despite its size, and even though it is a good indicator of consumer confidence, residential remodeling is generally overlooked,” says Issi Romem, chief economist of BuildZoom, a resource for remodeling and construction services. “The existing focus on new construction imposes a view of the economy that overemphasizes conditions in high-growth metro areas, and in particular on their fringe, where new home construction is concentrated. Remodeling provides a more evenly-distributed view of the economy, that is more likely to represent conditions in the nation as a whole.”

New-home construction remains nearly 61 percent below its 2005 pre-crisis level, according to the index. On the other hand, remodeling of existing homes has fully recovered and has climbed 3.4 percent above its 2005 level.

Source: BuildZoom”

St. Charles County is BOOMING!

St. Charles County Outperforms the Nation

“The numbers are in, and once again the real estate market in St., Charles County is outperforming the nation. In June, the typical home sold in just 33 days across the country. Here in St. Charles County the median home sold in just 19 days, a full 14 days quicker than the national average. Across the nation 47 percent of homes are selling in less than a month.”

-St. Charles County Association of Realtors

We are ecstatic about this information and can’t wait to KEEP helping all of our St. Charles County clients that depend on us. We appreciate you all and are proud to serve you!

-The Sunshine Team