Reasons to Exhibit
The 3rd Annual Great Big Texas Home Show (March 8-10, 2013) is an excellent place for you to showcase your products and services in front of thousands of paying attendees. There is no other form of advertising that can reach a more targeted group of buyers. You could spend more money on a television or newspaper ad in one day than it will cost you to display your products over a three-day period in our show.
- You can reach a year’s worth of customers in three days
- Be part of an ideal sales environment where qualified consumers can see, touch, compare and BUY your product
- Experience tremendous sales…resulting in follow-up sales throughout the year
- Participate in the largest home show in the metroplex
- Take the guesswork out of where your advertising dollars should be spent
Remodeling Magazine listed the Top 100 US markets for REMODELING. They measured the overall level of remodeling activity nationally against activity in 2007, the baseline year.
Dallas ranks as 4th !
Remodeling dollars are being spent HERE. Grab YOUR share by meeting qualified homeowners with specific
projects in mind!
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Here's the latest report from the Joint Center For Housing Studies at Harvard University (October 18):
CAMBRIDGE, MA – An improving housing market and record low interest rates are driving projections of strong gains in home improvement activity through the end of the year and into the first half of 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA suggests that the seeds for what appears to be a very robust remodeling recovery have been planted, with annual homeowner improvement spending expected to reach double-digit growth in the first half of 2013.
“After a bump in home improvement activity during the mild winter, there was a bit of a pause this summer,” says Eric S. Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center. “However, the LIRA is projecting an acceleration in market activity beginning this quarter, and strengthening as we move into the new year.”
“Strong growth in sales of existing homes and housing starts, coupled with historically low financing costs, have typically been associated with an upturn in home remodeling activity some months later,” says Kermit Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center. “While the housing market has faced some unique challenges in recent years, this combination is expected to produce a favorable outlook for home improvement spending over the coming months.”
Another reason why home shows are relevant – the composition of the American household is undergoing dramatic change. This from USA Today (Oct 16):
"Almost a third of homeowners expect their grown children or aging parents to eventually move in with them, according to a survey by one of the nation's largest home builders (PulteGroup). About one in seven say they already have a "boomerang kid" — an adult child who moves back home — or elderly parent living under their roof. The survey of more than 1,000 homeowners shows that the rise in multi-generational households may continue.
"It's an enormous change," says Stephen Melman, director of economic services at the National Association of Home Builders. "I remember when I was in college, no one wanted to be near their parents."
A Pew Research report earlier this year showed that the share of Americans living in multi-generational households is at its highest since the 1950s. Young adults ages 25 to 34 are most likely to return to the nest. Almost 22% of young adults were living at home in 2010, up from 16% in 2000 and rising the most since the recession that began in 2007 and technically ended in 2009. Average family size has gone up more than 3% since 2000, largely a result of tough economic times."