Opinion: In DIY world, need for skilled workers remains

BY: MEGAN SHORT, INDUSTRY INSIGHT Posted online January 14, 2019 | 2:30 pm In a world of do-it-yourself and how-to videos, anyone can learn to change a faucet or rewire an electrical outlet. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard someone complain about the cost of an electrician or plumber. Why pay so much when you can figure it out on …

2019 Economic Outlook: Residential Growth of a Quiet Sort

January – February 2019 by Robert Freedman Source: NAR Research Despite rising interest rates and weakening buyer enthusiasm, continuing economic gains mean 2019 will look much like 2018 regarding the strength of the residential market, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts. “It’s going to be more of the same, in terms of growth,” he says. A wild card is the growing …