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Pent-up demand could ignite housing rise


February 28, 2014 1:08 pm ET

The number of college graduates boomeranging back to live with their parents and senior citizens moving in with their middle-age children has been hindering the housing market for years. At least 3 million fewer households formed in the last six...

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Consumers eye sustainable remodeling


February 28, 2014 1:05 pm ET

For the third time in a row, bathrooms beat kitchens when it came to rooms to revamp, but overall residential remodeling wasn't a flush industry in 2013.

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Trends in housing includes focus on plastics


February 28, 2014 12:58 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — There are 12 “hard” trends that home builders can bank on and none of them have anything to do with granite, according to federal housing expert Samuel Rashkin.

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Prices jump for polypropylene and suspension PVC


January 30, 2014 3:53 pm ET

North American prices for PVC and polypropylene resin have started off 2014 with a bang, with prices of both materials climbing since Jan. 1.

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