2020 VISION: 12 PREDICTIONS FOR HOME BUILDING’S NEXT DECADE

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Courtesy Predicting Our Future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Feed the babies Who don’t have enough to eat Shoe the children With no shoes on their feet House the people Livin’ in the street Oh, oh, there’s ...

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Pool of First-Time Home Buyers Remains at Historic Low

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With housing costs rising and no signs of a deceleration, first-time buyers are turning to family for help when embarking on homeownership. In spite of this, the percentage of first-time buyers remains at historic lows. This is according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, the 2019 Profile ...

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Redfin: Homeowners Staying Put Longer

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Builder / November 4, 2019 A new report from Redfin has determined that the typical American homeowner has spent 13 years in their home, up from eight years in 2010. Median home tenure increased in all of the 55 metros Redfin analyzed, leading to decreased inventory available for first-time home buyers in ...

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Will Upzoning Help Housing Affordability?

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Greg Ugalde / Builder / November 4, 2019 Buying a home is, for most Americans, the most significant investment of their lives. Not only does homeownership help build equity for retirement, but it also can be the key to unlock societal upward mobility. But housing is not as affordable as ...

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The Law and Emerging Technology

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Scott Sowers / Builder / October 28, 2019 In 2015, the developer behind Brickell House, a 46-story condo tower in Miami’s financial district made the news as a brand new $16 million robotic car garage that was supposed to retrieve cars in under ten minutes went haywire and became inoperable. ...

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Here’s 5 Essential New Rules To Master Plan Mastery

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John McManus / Builder / October 28, 2019 FuturePlace. It’s not a Mad Max Rockatansky apocalyptic sequel or prequel, starring Mel Gibson or Tom Hardy. It’s not sci-fi. It’s about our very real here, now, there, and tomorrow. It’s about a discourse among stakeholders that began last week in Miami with a ...

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ULI Survey Says Economic Expansion to Continue Through 2021

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The Urban Land Institute’s latest Real Estate Economic Forecast shows that while real estate economists are tempering their views on economic growth in the U.S., they continue to forecast positive gross domestic product (GDP) growth, slower but solid job growth and steady real estate markets and returns through 2021. The ULI report’s ...

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The State of Sustainability in Single-Family Home Buildings

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There is no doubt that sustainability is becoming the standard for new homes. It’s not just because of the global initiative to aim for zero-carbon energy new buildings by 2030, but also because many of the design features intrinsic to the concept of “green” building carry direct benefits for consumers. ...

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Clayton Home Values Rebounding As Inventory Dips Below Metro Average

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Metrostudy’s Senior Director for the Central Region, Eugene James, shared his expertise with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the housing market in Clayton County. As one of the hardest-hit regions in the Atlanta metro following the recession, Eugene shared his expectations that builders and developers will take advantage of the opportunity, ...

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