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According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and as reported on by Realtor Mag, energy efficiency and bigger closets are gaining in popularity when it comes to desired features within new homes. The outdoor kitchen and two-story foyers are less of a selling point. Although fewer prospective buyers are looking […]

Return of the Bidding War

March 25th, 2015

Although the housing market is incredibly more balanced than it was during the housing bubble, bidding wars haven’t gone away. In fact, they are back in full force. As mentioned by BloombergView, “33 percent of all sales were at or above the asking price, a strong indication that more than one bidder was involved in […]

New, but Far From Perfect New York Times A building boon in Brooklyn leads to accusations of shoddy construction. Do you see the same in your area? 7 Ways Biophilic Design Can Enhance Indoor Environments Custom Home “First made popular by scholar Edward O. Wilson in the 1980’s, biophilia is the urge for humans to […]

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.” […]

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