Homebuilders are moving along with the times, as walk-in closets and granite countertops take precedence over whirlpools in the master bathroom and outdoor kitchens. And newfound interest in energy efficiency is hampering the demand for two-story foyers, according to MarketWatch, ...Read More »
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Developers are tapping into the 76 million-strong baby boomer market, with active-adult construction taking off over the last couple of years. Sparked by pent-up demand, a mini-revolution in senior housing is occurring as a generation of nonconformists seeks a lifestyle ...
Tagged with: active adult communities baby boomer housing Courtyards at Kinnamon Epcon Communities Jacque Petroulakis National Association of Home Builders Pam Simms Paul Emrath PulteGroup Inc. Sun City Carolina Lakes The Villages at Oak TreeRead More »
President Barack Obama’s decision to weather a Republican backlash and reform immigration regulations could have a significant impact on the housing market. In allowing millions of undocumented residents to work legally and avoid the threat of deportation, Obama is opening ...Read More »
The affordability of Charlotte’s housing has reached its lowest point since the second quarter of 2011, according to an index released Thursday by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo. In the third quarter, 67.2 percent of new ...Read More »
A new national survey of home builders reports a growing resurgence in renewable energy features in homes, a trend that is being seen in both single-family and multifamily construction. According to the findings by McGraw Hill Construction team and surveys ...
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The number of homebuilding projects nationwide was up in 2013 from the previous year, according to the results of an annual survey recently released by the National Association of Home Builders. Builders reported starting an average of 43 units last ...Read More »
In recognition of May as National Home Remodeling Month, the National Association of Home Builders is out with a list of the most sought-after remodeling projects, based on its quarterly survey of inquiries made to remodelers. Bathrooms were the most ...Read More »
Electronic signatures are now being accepted on an increasing number of homebuying and financing documents, including Federal Housing Administration loans. In its ongoing bid to modernize its processes, the FHA has granted expanded authority to lenders to accept e-signatures on ...Read More »
Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
Tagged with: Civic By Design cluster conservation subdivisions Dawn Blobaum Doug Boone Greener PRospects higher density development Jack Simoneau National Association of Home Builders new urban Randall Arendt residential development Stratford Hall Tom LowRead More »
Many housing markets nationwide have returned to normal levels of activity. Markets in 56 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in January, according to the ...Read More »