Eight Considerations for the Future of Housing

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Builder / March 18, 2019 The future success of our industry depends on the collaboration of all the stakeholders – not only to clear paths to legislative and policy hurdles, but also to create meaningful product that is designed and engineered to be sustainable in terms of both high quality ...

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Here’s A View of the Future of Building Products and Materials

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John McManus / Builder / March 18, 2019 Adobe Stock Humanity’s first houses, evidence of which traces back 250,000 to a half-million years ago, were simple. They were structures, assembled of found materials into shelter, an envelope, if you will, protecting inhabitants from harm and disturbance of various kinds, ranging ...

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Philadelphia RD Quita Syhapanya Speaks at REAL Professionals March Meeting

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Metrostudy’s Regional Director for the Philadelphia Region, Quita Syhapanya, presented at the Philadelphia REAL Professionals Mastermind Group’s March meeting. Quita provided insight into the economy and real estate market in the Philadelphia area. The meeting also included discussion into the area’s commercial real estate landscape.  

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Builders Rank Cost as Top Challenge in Meeting New Energy Codes

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Ryan Meres / Architect / March 11, 2019 This story was originally published in Builder Construction costs enter the discussion during the development of all building codes. In recent years, the energy code has received particular scrutiny and criticism due to a series of substantial energy-efficient improvements from the 2006 to ...

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Report: 2018 Was Best Purchase Year for First-Time Home Buyers Since 2006

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Builder / March 4, 2019 A total of 2.07 million first-time home buyers purchased single-family homes in 2018, up less than 1% from 2017 but the most since 2006, according to a report out Thursday from Genworth Mortgage Insurance, an operating segment of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW). Courtesy Adobe Stock/Monkey Business Images ...

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Here’s What Home Buyers Want in 2019

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Lauren Shanesy / Builder / March 4, 2019 Mark Boisclair If you’re looking to draw in buyers this year, start in the laundry room. According to the latest What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 edition) survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), laundry rooms and energy-saving features such as Energy ...

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