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2019 Trends and Takeaways from the Experts

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Jennifer Goodman / Builder / January 7, 2019 With many analysts predicting a steady yet flat housing market in the new year, U.S. builders will need to be at the top of their game in 2019 to turn home shoppers into home buyers. This means staying abreast of what’s on ...

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Housing’s Best Hope For 2019: Reboot a New Class of Starter Homes

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John McManus / Builder / December 17, 2018 America’s great experiment in housing of the past eight years may have reached an inevitable conclusion. The experiment’s hypothesis, roughly, was this. Households with discretionary means, buying highly-valuable new move-up and second-time move up homes, and renting–by choice–high-end apartments could not only ...

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Harvard’s HouseZero is a Living Lab for Sustainable Design

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Leah Demirjian / Builder / December 17, 2018 Michael Grimm The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has completed an ambitious effort to retrofit a 1924 home in Cambridge, Mass., into a living laboratory that will serve as the organization’s headquarters. Dubbed ...

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First-Time Buyers Purchase Most Homes Over 9-Month Span Since 2005

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/ Builder / December 17, 2018 First-time home buyers were more active in the first three quarters of 2018 than at any time since 2005, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, an operating segment of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), reported today. Among the findings of the First Time Home Buyer Market Report: • 3Q’18: 582,000 ...

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It’s Time for Millennials to Take the Lead in the Housing Market

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Frank Anton / Builder / December 7, 2018 With apologies to the British: The king (baby boomers) is dead; long live the king (millennials). Yes, the almost-50-year and mostly glorious reign of the baby boom leading the housing industry is over. This is the generation—my generation—that triggered the biggest rental ...

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Housing Report Card for 2018: ‘We’re Off by 370,000 Units’

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John McManus / Builder / December 7, 2018 Remember jobs? Ten years ago–as the U.S. economy crashed, eliminating between 600,000 and 800,000 jobs per month across a six-month span of time, that four-letter word was uttered like a prayer. In practically a blink of an eye, 8.5 million jobs were ...

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Creating Real-World Connected Communities in the Digital Age

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Brian Kunec / Builder / December 3, 2018 The ProjeKt connected community design increases both density and open space, with 31% more homesites than a traditional community design, 41% fewer roads, less infrastructure and up to four times more open, green space. Let’s face it, in today’s digital age, the ...

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Pet Rooms and Au Pair Suites Top AIA Home Trends Survey

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Leah Demirjian,Hanley Wood Data Studio / Builder / October 22, 2018 Homeowners are growing increasingly interested in reconfiguring spaces to better accommodate their pets as well as their in-laws and au pairs, according to the results of the quarterly AIA Home Trends Survey, which was released this week. Based on ...

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