1. Consumer Demand Is High in Home Improvement — but Skilled Labor Is Elusive

    Consumer Demand Is High in Home Improvement — but Skilled Labor Is Elusive

    With home-improvement demand surging in 2019, contractors say they can pick and choose from available jobs, which isn’t always ideal for consumers, who often have trouble finding a professional who can fit them in. In realty, most contractors would love to take on more jobs — but can’t because it’s not easy to find talent, especially young talent with the potential to grow with a company over the long term.

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    1. Kitchens and bathrooms are still big sellers around here — lots and lots of them.
    2. Cooling house price gains, home-sales activity, and remodeling permitting are lowering our expectations for home-improvement and repair spending this year and next.
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