The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its NAHB/Westlake Royal Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter, posting a reading of 67, increasing two points compared to the previous quarter.
More than 60% of homeowners say they plan to stay in their homes for 11 years or more following a 2022 renovation. Additionally, the share of homeowners undertaking renovations with a plan to sell their home soon has declined by half since 2018.
U.S. households saw homeowners and families embark on a wide variety of renovations and remodeling projects over the past year, according to a joint study from the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
With ongoing uncertainty in financial markets and the threat of a recession, homeowners are increasingly likely to pare back or delay projects beyond necessary replacements and repairs, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.