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Posts tagged ‘housing market’

A major portion of U.S. borrowers thinks it’s harder to get a mortgage than it really is – a misconception that may be hampering home purchases. In a recent a survey conducted by Wells Fargo & Co., the nation’s largest mortgage lender, nearly half of respondents believed that a 20 percent down payment is required – when in reality, […]

Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness NBC News “The “Tiny House Movement,” once an architectural component to a downsized life, is now becoming something much bigger: an escape from chronic homelessness.” Investors put out welcome mat for housing data USA Today “The housing market, and the recovery of real-estate prices, is a key […]

Builders and remodelers of the world usually have a pretty good idea of where the more expensive places to live are. Luxury housing usually equals luxury prices! So here’s an interesting question: which area of country touts the most expensive rent prices? Is it New York with its fabled high prices for an old, creaky […]

5 Metros Where Homes are Becoming Less Affordable Fast BUILDER “It’s becoming more and more difficult for the average household to afford a home–especially in 5 metros BUILDER outlines here.” Return to the Fray: Real Estate Developers Adopt New Approaches New York Times “In a bear market, most developers are not inclined to hibernate like bears as […]

Last week we showed you the beautiful Arnold project by Deltec Homes. Today we have a Q&A with Joe Schlenk of Deltec. Take it away, Joe! 1. Tell us why you decided to use Integrity in your project. What drove your decision? Integrity was the logical choice; quality, service and performance were key factors. This […]

Professional Remodeler’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2013 Professional Remodeler “Professional Remodeler is proud to present the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013, the industry’s next generation of leaders.” Accessible Design in the Kitchen Custom Home “Custom home clients may not need completely accessible kitchens, but according to leading design pros they’re thinking about the future […]

Housing Prices on the Move BUILDER “Housing prices have risen sharply during the past few months. While every market has its own dynamics, recent national trends are more indicative of the magnitude of past declines than a warning sign of overheated markets. But a return to double-digit appreciation rates is worthy of a closer look.” […]

Who are you building for?

May 20th, 2013

You’re a builder. So what do you do? You build! And that’s probably where you concentrate most of your energy and attention. After all, it’s your skill and knowledge as a builder that make you valuable to your clients, right? But wait — exactly who are your clients and what do they want? BUILDER recently talked about […]

Are more homeowners ready to sell? Listed “The latest data from Realtor.com found that the number of homes for sale increased 2.36% from February to March. While that doesn’t indicate a stampede of sellers, it may be a sign that at least sellers are ready to quit sitting on their hands.” Construction Groups Criticize Limits in Guest Worker Deal […]

You Can’t, and Don’t Need to, Win Them All Builder “Just as real baseball fans don’t get too upset when their favorite team loses a game (it’s a long season!), followers of the housing industry shouldn’t dwell on month-to-month metrics.” Remaking the great room Professional Builder “Although the idea of a great room has been […]

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