July 2012 Price List Update Now Available

 — July 1, 2012 — 

The July 2012 price list updates for more than 460 regions in the United States and Canada are now available for download.

A summary of price changes reported in this update are as follows (this percent change is based on the national averages that have been reported since the June 2012 price list publication and from July 2011 to July 2012):

 June to JulyJuly 2011 to July 2012
Common Labor and Material 0.36% 0.17% 1.36% 1.49%
Retail Labor Rates 0.17% 0.57% 0.65% 2.65%
Common Material Only 0.60% -0.26% 1.57% 0.66%
Common Lumber Material 4.36% -0.54% 9.73% 4.13%
30-yr. Laminated Shingle Labor and Material 1.26% 1.24% 4.64% -0.83%
Common Drywall Materials 0.92% 0.90% 21.78% 10.94%

Pricing research for the July 2012 publication compared to June 2012 shows the Labor and Material report, which measures common material and labor used in claims and remodeling, increased in the United States and Canada as did the Retail Labor Rates, 30-Year Laminated Shingle Labor and Material, and Common Drywall Materials reports. Common Material Only and Common Lumber Material both increased in the United States but decreased in Canada. The information reported here is based on a national average, and it is important to note that actual changes will vary within each individual pricing market.

It is also important to remember Xactware’s published pricing information is based on recently completed surveys and estimate transactions.

Local market conditions

Xactware makes every effort to ensure pricing information contained in this update represents market costs at the time of publication. Since actual market prices can vary and change rapidly, and since many factors can affect the cost of a project (including — but not limited to — labor, equipment, and material costs as well as the rates and application of sales tax), we strongly recommend customers monitor their local markets for any such changes and adjust their estimate pricing as deemed appropriate.

Pricing feedback

Please report any price changes to Xactware as soon as possible. We will then adjust any information that can be independently verified for inclusion in future price list publications. Pricing feedback can be submitted from Xactimate and online at https://www.xactanalysis.com/. You can also send emails directly to Xactware's Pricing Team at:

Gasoline prices decrease in the U.S. and Canada

Since the June 2012 publication, gasoline prices have decreased 6.32% in the United States and 4.33% in Canada. Over the last year gasoline prices have decreased 3.83% in the United States and 0.64% in Canada. Because gasoline prices can change rapidly, Xactware recommends users monitor their local costs to determine whether repair or construction costs have been affected.

For further details, see the U.S. Department of Energy website at: www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/wrgp/mogas_history.html.

Comparative prices (national averages) for the last month are as follows:

  28-May 25-Jun 29-May 26-Jun
Gasoline National Average $3.669 $3.437 $1.293 $1.237

* Canada prices are per liter

Changes to the July price list

Customers can view specific changes to the price lists by logging on to the eService Center. XactAnalysis customers can see specific changes by viewing the Price List Changes report in the Industry Trend Reports section. This same report can be found in the Featured Highlights section of the eService Center.

For the July 2012 price list publication, changes were made to the job-site storage container line items. These items are now separated into two different groups, each with a clear, distinct definition. Xactimate users can select steel cargo storage containers (CON/CPS STOPC*) that come in lengths of 16, 20, and 40 feet with features such as double doors and steel construction. Xactimate users can choose their accompanying pick-up and delivery charges (CON/CPS STOPCD).

Users can also select moving storage container units (CON/CPS STOPM*) that are available in lengths of 16 or 20 feet and their accompanying pick-up and delivery charges (CON/CPS STOPMD). These units may include features such as roll-up doors, translucent panels, low impact rollers, or skids.

Contents Update

XactContents now publishes data from three new vendors: Dell Home & Home Office, The House, and The Sports Authority. The database also contains new price list items for first aid kits (HLTFAKT), and users should expect more new price list items in the next update.

Total Vendors 63
Retired Items 94,952
U.S. Master Item List Items 4,415,398
Canada Master Item List Items 93,050

Downloading a price list in Xactimate

You must be a registered Xactimate user to access price lists this way:

  • Click Services in the menu bar of the Control Center tab. Select Request Price List from XactNet, and then click Xactware Price List.
  • From the Request Price List window, enter the country, state/province, and city for the price list you would like to download. If you would like to receive the ZIP/Postal code table that goes with the requested price list, then check this box as well.
  • After making your selections, click Download Now.
  • A window will appear advising you the price lists have been downloaded and are now available for use in Xactimate. Click OK.