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Builders Satisfy Demand for Open Floor Plans

According to a recent NAHB article, open floor plans are popular among home buyers, and the design of new single-family homes tends to be, if anything, even more open. For example, in a 2015 NAHB survey, 70 percent of recent and prospective homebuyers said they preferred a home with either a completely or partially open kitchen-family room arrangement with 32 percent preferring the arrangement completely open).

Read more at Eye On Housing

January 11th, 2017|

Industry Experts Expect 55+ Market to Continue Rise

There are roughly 77 million baby boomers in the U.S. and many will be looking for a new place to live in the coming years. As that boomer generation ages, many are looking to downsize to a home with a floor plan that makes single-level living possible, but with enough space for visiting family members and entertaining friends.

Read more at BUILDER

January 11th, 2017|

Rates and Affordability

When a Nobel-prize winner shrugs his shoulders, and says, “I don’t know … ” to a question directly related to his field, it gives you pause.   Which is what economist, and Nobel winner, Robert Shiller is apt to do when you ask him what will happen next with the housing economy. He can tell you as well, or maybe better than anybody else what has happened historically and up to the last few months in the housing economy.  But when it comes to predicting what’s around the next corner, I’ve heard him say, more than a few times, “I don’t know, and if anybody tells you they do know, they’re lying.”

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January 9th, 2017|

OSHA Sued Over New Injury Reporting Rule

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups are suing the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over a new rule that requires companies to make all of their injury and illness data public.

Read more at DWM

January 9th, 2017|