Today's Flooring News

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NAR: Commercial Real Estate Market Improving

Washington, DC, March 17--The commercial real estate market is improving and vacancy rates are expected to decline in all four commercial market sectors this year, according to the National Association of Realtors Commercial Real Estate Spotlight.

Chemicals Prices Expected to Keep Rising

New York, NY, March 17--Top U.S. chemical executives said prices of benchmark chemicals will continue to rise this year despite stalling the last two months, which may have led some investors to sell off shares in recent days.

Housing Starts Up 0.5% in February

Washington, DC, March 16—-Housing starts in February hit a 21-year high, increasing 0.5 percent to a level of 2.195 million homes at an annual pace, according to the Commerce Department.

DFS Flooring Acquires Southern California Invironm

Van Nuys, CA, March 15--DFS Flooring, a Southern California flooring and maintenance company, acquired the Van Nuys and San Diego locations and the maintenance business in Fullerton of The Invironmentalists.

Floor Décor to Open in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach, FL, March 14-- Atlanta-based Floor & Décor has leased an 86,000-square-foot warehouse in Pompano Beach, with plans to open its first store in the region early this summer.

NAR: Home Sales to Stay in Record Territory

Washington, DC, March 14-- Both new and existing home sales will remain historically strong this year while the pace of price appreciation should ease, according to the National Association of Realtors.