Schools make a difference in selecting a New Home!

by Builder Trade In Program Aug, 07

For many parents — particularly those moving out to the suburbs from the city — figuring out which neighborhood has the best balance of quality education and reasonably-priced homes can be a challenge. Journal columnist Katherine Boehret looks at three Web sites that aim to help. All provide school comparisons that include information from various sources on demographics, test results, teacher-to-student-ratios and more. Certainly, the Web is an important resource in gathering data on school systems, but parents also take recommendations from friends and family into account.

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The Smart Home - No Longer the Home of the Future – It’s Here!

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 31

The Smart Home is the next big trend on the horizon.  Technology has impacted so many parts of our lives why not take advantage of the opportunity to advance home performance.  These new technologies will make life easier and more efficient. 

The ”whole house system” design has afforded builders to optimize performance of all the major components within the home such as water, HVAC, lighting and appliances.  It starts with a central hub or “brain” so the various systems can “talk” to one another and take home performance to a whole new level.  So much is available now and more will be available within the next 5 – 10 years. 

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New Home Friday 07-31-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 31

New Home Friday 07-24-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 24

Buying more affordable than renting in two-thirds of US counties

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 24

A higher number of individuals might decide to apply for a U.S. home mortgage instead of signing another expensive lease for an apartment. According to RealtyTrac, investing in a house is more affordable than renting in most major counties.

 

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THE TOP 10 BUILDERS IN THE BEST METROS FOR MILLENNIALS

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 17

Which markets are millennials flocking to, and which builders already control the market?

 

What if Houston becomes less important to builders as boomers age in place? It might be a few years before markets shift to cater more to millennial home buyers, but most indicators of where millennials choose to live shows Austin will be the most important Texas city for builders whose core target may be younger buyers.

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New Home Friday 07-17-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 17

Construction Labor Market

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 10

Quoting, John McManus writer for Builder Magazine's June 26 blog from the PCBC, " After a couple of days' immersion amongst residential builders, developers and other denizens of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Diego this week, it's clear that people, writ large, is the No. 1 issue stressing the business right now."

 

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New Home Friday 07-03-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 03

ARE MILLENNIALS CHANGING THE NEW HOME MARKET?

by Builder Trade In Program Jul, 03

 

Studies show that more millennials are renting now than they were five years ago, but most of them still dream of owning their own single-family home in the very near future.  The National Association of Home Builders survey found that most millennials intend to purchase a new home in the suburbs rather than the city.  Interestingly in 2014, more millennials moved to the suburbs from the city.  The housing industry has been studying and surveying this generation because they need to know where and how they will live and most importantly, how soon.  Millennials are the largest consumer group since the Baby Boomer generation. 

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