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When thinking of ways to increase a home’s value, many immediately start thinking kitchen remodels. Although this does hold merit, there are things homeowners can do to increase their home’s value other than remodel the kitchen – new surfaces, appliances and cabinets will only get you so far. Both Realtor Mag and the Huffington Post […]

Integrity Windows and Doors has teamed up with building industry thought leader, Matt Risinger, president of Austin, Texas-based Risinger Homes, to provide insights and best practices to fellow professionals across the country. This is the second post in a six-part series.  The Southern region of the United States is a particularly harsh climate for windows. We get […]

Hit the Pool!

July 15th, 2015

As we hit mid-July, many across the country are looking to beat the summer heat. What better way to drop rising body temperatures than jumping in the pool? Although certainly valued throughout the country, you’ll find some cities are a bit more committed. For instance, according to Realtor Mag, in Coral Springs, Fla., pools are […]

Housing Bubble

May 29th, 2015

Have we reached another housing bubble? According to the recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, and as reported by the Wall Street Journal, there has been a relentless rise in housing prices. In fact, the data shows that housing prices have been climbing for 35 consecutive months. Economist point to several reasons why this may […]

According to CoreLogic’s March Home Price Index, and as reported on by Realtor Mag, 27 states, including the District of Columbia are now at or within 10 percent of their peak home prices. Colorado, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming have reached new home price highs.   CoreLogic economists project that home prices, […]

Sales of newly built homes are “going gangbusters” this year, but sales of existing homes aren’t keeping up with that same pace, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. Why the discrepancy? One key reason may be that the inventory of existing homes listed for sale is low, according to the WSJ. […]

Three trends from IBS 2015

January 30th, 2015

  The International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas wrapped up last week, and a treasure trove of summaries and trend pieces have since been published. Before the building season ramps up, now is the time to get smart on all of the latest trends from the industry that […]

The 2015 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas is just two months away. With record cold temperatures and biblical snow in some parts of the country, we thought a look forward to January’s big gathering might be good for morale! Each year, the New American Home provides building professionals with a glimpse into the future by […]

The Andrews Residence is a 1928 Clinker Brick Tudor style cottage sits just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. The owner of the home wanted to update the home while matching the charm that had existed for over 85 years. In order to match the architectural style and meet the performance requirements of a coastal […]

More construction jobs!

February 4th, 2013

Are things turning around for the housing industry? According to the Washington Post, there are more construction jobs then there have been in, well, awhile. There have been 98,000 new construction jobs since September 2012, with 28,000 of those being created in January 2013 alone. This is a positive trend since homebuilding has been going up. Until […]

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