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Professional Skills Gap Hurts Housing Market

The housing market has been recovering, but the reason for the increase in the price of homes isn’t all good news. A growing shortage of homebuilders and home improvement professionals due to a major skills gap is delaying building projects, ... Read More »

What First-Time Homebuyers Want

First-time homebuyers may be waiting to buy houses, but that’s because they’re thinking long term, according to new research from Bank of America. The majority of new buyers are thinking about the future and wanting to skip small starter homes, looking at their ... Read More »

Trends in Green Building

Contractors are continuing to integrate greener and more sustainable building materials and products into their building projects, striving to meet consumers’ demand for highly efficient, healthy homes. The data provided below comes from Green and Healthier Homes, a report by ... Read More »

More and More Millennials Are Heading to Suburbia

In the past few years, we’ve seen millennials who, after graduating from college, have chosen to live downtown or in an urban area (usually renting an apartment in the neighborhood of their choice). There’s plenty of nightlife and other activities ... Read More »

Sales Continue to Rise for Home Depot and Lowe’s

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Last week, big box retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s both announced their fourth-quarter revenues with sales growth that suggests consumers are increasingly spending money on home improvement purchases. Read the following articles for more details on the companies’ financial performance: Home Depot’s ... Read More »

Existing-Home Sales Increase in January

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In January, existing-home sales increased to the highest annual rate in six months, and subpar supply levels propelled price growth to the fastest increase since last April, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The West was the only ... Read More »

Going Mini With the Tiny House Trend

Tiny Home Trend

If you’ve watched home design shows or you’ve browsed through Pinterest much, you may have seen examples of the homes attracting varying types of homeowners to the tiny house movement. According to The Tiny Life, a resource for people seeking information on tiny living, ... Read More »

Housing Trends to Reflect Millennial Preferences

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Millennials are expected to start strongly impacting housing trends, with their preferences showing up in emphases on energy efficiency, smart home technology, workable kitchens and more casual spaces, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Better Homes and Gardens. ... Read More »