NEW YORK ( CNBC)--America's housing market is still struggling to find solid footing amid millions of delinquent loans and foreclosed properties. But as the wider economy begins to strengthen, and Americans start to feel better about their current and future finances, they are dipping their toes back into the housing waters, in the form of remodeling. "Residential remodeling this winter is as strong as it has been in more than five years. We expect residential remodeling to continue to grow throughout 2012," says Joe Emison of Texas-based BuildFax, a division of BUILDERRadius and creator of the BuildFax remodeling index.
By Diana Olick, CNBC Real Estate Reporter
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