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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

Rise

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

consumer confidence

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

housing

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 »

New Study Links Green Building Practices to Health

Green Building Practices

Green, or environmentally friendly building practices, aren’t just about the environment anymore; they’re about better health and more productive workers. A new study by Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment found that those working in offices with below ... Read More »

Home Builders and Designers Gather in Las Vegas

International Builders' Show

Home builders, designers and manufacturers all flocked to the Las Vegas Convention Center yesterday to kick off Design & Construction Week. Founding partners the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen and Bath Association are co-locating the International Builders’ Show® ... Read More »

Housing Starts Reach Seven-Year High

consumer confidence

The number of housing starts in the U.S. rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.2 million in November, or 16.5 percent growth above November 2014, for a seven-year high. Single-family production increased 7.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ... Read More »