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Downsizing one’s home at the onset of retirement has been fairly common practice amongst American homeowners, but according to a study by Merrill Lynch, and as reported by Realtor Mag, this may no longer be the case. Many are instead choosing to enjoy their retirement and upgrade their housing situation. In fact, 65 percent of […]

According to Professional Builder, builders have been experiencing a problem of higher sales and lower profit margins. They also state that this phenomenon is predicted to continue through 2016 and possibly further. The following 12 practices can be put into action to help builders combat higher sales and low profit margins. 12 Processes That Must […]

Evolution of the Home

July 17th, 2015

The standard American home has seen a lot of change throughout the past 20 years. Today there are more bedrooms, fewer fireplaces, greater outdoor features, and it’s a lot more expensive. Reported by Realtor Mag, the average sales price in 1994 was $154,500 compared to the $345,800 average sales prices in 2014. Following is a comprehensive […]

It’s probably safe to assume that the landfill just blocks away from your potential home is going to deplete your house’s overall value, right? Actually, according to Realtor Mag, a recent study discredits this very assumption. As claimed by research conducted by Montana State University professor, Richard Ready, that appeared in the Journal of Real Estate […]

The Shift in Solar

July 8th, 2015

Candidly stated in an article published by Shelton Group, a sustainable energy marketing firm, “In 2008, solar owners were rich conservatives (mostly in California) who were tired of blackouts and the soaring prices triggered by deregulation.” This isn’t the case in 2015. According to Shelton group, and as reported by Professional Builder, solar panels continue […]

Hot Home Trends

July 1st, 2015

Homebuyer’s preferences are always changing – a fact that can be particularly challenging for builders looking to meet buyers needs. In order to stay ahead of the game, executive director of KTGY, Nick Lehnert, believes that builders should treat housing trends as somewhat of a checklist when designing new homes, reports ConstructionDIVE. A typical challenge […]

New-Home Sales on the Rise

June 26th, 2015

The new-construction market continues to gain ground this year, and new home sales have to risen to the highest rate since February 2008. In fact, according to a report from the Commerce Department, and as reported by Realtor Mag, sales of newly built single-family homes increased 2.2 percent, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]

Although millenials are currently leading the multifamily housing, baby boomers looking to downsize are expected to drive apartment growth in the forthcoming years, according to a study by the Kansas City Federal Reserve, and as reported by Realtor Mag. In fact, the downsizing to apartments is an ever-increasing trend with older Americans. Realtor Mag also […]

We recently reported on the Builder Blog that homeowners are expecting home prices to climb – but what key features are buyers looking for as they survey the housing market? Newly released data from the Commerce Department shines a spotlight on the latest trends and what prospective buyers desire most. According to the Wall Street […]

What’s in store for home prices? According to a couple of new studies: renters, homeowners and realtors alike expect prices to rise in the coming year. The New York Federal Reserve Bank recently conducted a consumer survey, in which they asked respondents how they expect the home prices within their zip code to change in the […]

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