- lumber, drywall and roofing
- doors and windows
- electrical and plumbing
- paint and cleaning supplies
- tool rentals, including heavy equipment
- installation services for a wide range of home needs
Higher home values mean people will continue to spend on home improvement projects, which should be good news for investors in Home Depot, Whirlpool and Stanley Black & Decker.
Existing-home sales dropped 3.2% in July to an annual rate of 5.39 million units, with the median price rising 5.3% from a year ago to $244,100.
A healthy job market that is giving people the resources needed in today's strict lending environment.