2017 Quarter

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  • The first United States Mint quarter release for 2017 depicts Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. It is the thirty-sixth issued as part of the Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters® which runs for eleven years until 2021.
  • The 2017 edition of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is the eighth annual release of five quarters in the series. Each ATB coin in this series features a common obverse (heads) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model.

This bulletin gives a brief overview of recent pricing trends in the property insurance, construction, and restoration industries.

2019 W Lowell National Park 25c Quarter Slab PCGS MS-65 - West Point Mint UNC. 1920-D Standing Liberty Quarter. Choice BU. ('WiLAN' or the 'Company') (TSX:WIN) (NASD:WILN) today reported financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2017. All financial information in this press release is reported in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise indicated. First Quarter 2017 Highlights Generated cash from operations of $8.4 million Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments increased to $113.6.

As a reporter of market-specific pricing information for repairing or rebuilding structures and replacing personal property, Xactware conducts hundreds of thousands of industry surveys, and reviews more than 125 million data points per year submitted through field estimates written by contractors and adjusters as well as electronic data feeds provided by retail merchants. This extensive library of research enables Xactware to provide a comprehensive report of important industry trends.


Material costs are highly variable and are sometimes impacted by factors such as fuel costs, changes to industry practices, or natural disasters. Xactware closely monitors a wide variety of material costs across the country to ensure its price lists reflect any recent changes to pricing.

Do keno tickets expire. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Xactware observed changes to several material categories. The most significant change occurred in lumber material costs which increased 1.32 percent over the quarter and 0.4 percent since January 2016.

Other significant changes occurred in interior trim material costs. Interior trim material costs increased 0.08 percent this quarter and decreased 1.66 percent since January 2016.

The Material Composite Index report tracks a combination of several commonly used material components, including floor covering, paint, and roofing among others. The index showed a 0.56 percent cost increase in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a 1.79 percent cost increase since January 2016.

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Xactware’s Pricing Data Services also surveys thousands of contractors across the country each month to determine what they charge for labor. The most significant change we observed occurred in the cost of concrete mason labor, which increased 5.8 percent since January 2016 and 1.19 percent over the last quarter.

Other significant quarterly changes occurred in labor costs for drywall installation. Drywall installation and finishing labor costs increased 1.78 percent over the quarter and 5.56 percent since January 2016.

The Retail Labor Index report tracks a combination of several common trades, including floor covering, painting, and roofing among others. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the index showed a 0.84 percent cost increase. Between January 2016 and January 2017, the index showed a 3.01 percent cost increase.

Combined Trends

The combined labor and materials report is based on monthly building cost data published by Xactware. It comprises a set of commonly used items and may be used as an indicator of trends within the marketplace. The combination of labor and materials makes up the majority of Xactware price list items. Tracking the percent change for the cost of these items provides a good gauge of the general market.

The Combined Labor and Materials report showed a cost increase of 0.64 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a 1.97 percent increase since January 2016.

Fuel Costs

Fuel costs are extremely volatile and are a factor in item pricing. Low oil prices can push down the price of some raw materials. Since December 2015, fuel prices increased 13.52 percent and they decreased 2.85 percent over the fourth quarter of 2016. Xactware’s Pricing Data Services carefully tracks fuel costs to ensure accurate pricing.

Where to Learn More

Annual Property Report

Xactware publishes annual property reports that focus on key trends during the previous calendar year. To order a copy of Xactware’s Property Report for the United States or Canada, please visit the Xactware Online Store.

Industry Trend Reports

Using Industry Trend Reports, Xactware customers can examine pricing trends on national, state or province, and local levels for key material and labor pricing changes in multiple trades. Trends can be viewed by the month or over extended periods of time. For more information about Xactware’s Industry Trend Reports, or to receive access to them, please contact your sales representative or call 1-800-424-9228.

Pricing Methodology White Paper

2017 Quarter Effigy Mounds Error

For more information about Xactware’s methodology for researching and publishing pricing information, please see the Pricing Research Methodology white paper on the eService Center.

2017 Quarter Errors

The values reported in this bulletin are national averages for the United States and will vary from local prices.