October 20, 2015

55

The percentage of homeowners participating in Lowe’s Smart Home Survey who say they would prefer to buy their smart home products from home improvement stores.
http://eprretailnews.com/2015/10/17/iris-by-lowes-smart-home-survey-home-improvement-stores-rated-the-no-1-place-americans-are-most-likely-to-buy-6432123467890/

6.8

The percentage of annual spending growth for home improvement in the second quarter of 2015.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/spending-on-home-improvements-on-pace-to-set-a-record-in-2015-2015-10-16

2 Billion

The amount of money Wal-Mart plans to spend in the next two years to boost e-commerce efforts.
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/10/14/wal-mart-to-pour-2-billion-into-e-commerce-over-next-two-years/

3.3

The percentage retail sales rose in September over the last year.
https://nrf.com/news/spending-furniture-sporting-goods-clothing-helps-boost-september-retail-sales

68

The percentage of cash-out refinances that took place in the second quarter of this year, with most of the money predicted to go back into homes in the form of renovations.
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/16/new-kitchen-new-bathroom-why-the-time-is-now.html

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