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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 […]

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 […]

We’re proud to be guided by our president, Susan Marvin — a strong, visionary leader whose voice is respected throughout our industry and beyond.  Susan was featured in Fine Homebuilding’s most recent issue talking about the philosophies that govern Integrity and Marvin, along with her thoughts on the building industry. Here are a few snippets: […]

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.” […]

Are more homeowners ready to sell? Listed “The latest data from 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 […]

Positioning your business for 2013 Housing Zone “We interviewed a number of top remodelers about how they are positioning their business in 2013, and the top challenges and opportunities they expect to face. We asked them to reveal their keys to a successful 2013.” Australian Banks Try to Stimulate Home Building New York Times Here’s […]

Confident consumers spur retail, remodeling hiring USA Today “The economy added a better-than-expected 171,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. A healthy portion of the additions came from sectors, such as retail and construction, that were lagging but now are benefiting from a more bullish consumer.” Right Away, Housing Challenges for Obama BUILDER […]

Wood, Mortar, Magic New York Times “Their particular — and, frankly, peculiar — building method is called cordwood masonry. And in a three-day workshop over Labor Day weekend, they will again demonstrate its earthy alchemy. That is, how to create a masonry wall with short lengths of exposed wood in place of the usual brick […]

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