The Smart Home - No Longer the Home of the Future – It’s Here!
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • smart home,new home,new home construction,new build

The Smart Home is the next big trend on the horizon.  Technology has impacted so many parts of our lives why not take advantage of the opportunity to advance home performance.  These new technologies will make life easier and more efficient. 

The ”whole house system” design has afforded builders to optimize performance of all the major components within the home such as water, HVAC, lighting and appliances.  It starts with a central hub or “brain” so the various systems can “talk” to one another and take home performance to a whole new level.  So much is available now and more will be available within the next 5 – 10 years. 

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Buying more affordable than renting in two-thirds of US counties
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • buying versus renting,home buying,New homes,Builders

A higher number of individuals might decide to apply for a U.S. home mortgage instead of signing another expensive lease for an apartment. According to RealtyTrac, investing in a house is more affordable than renting in most major counties.

 

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THE TOP 10 BUILDERS IN THE BEST METROS FOR MILLENNIALS
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • top builders,DR Horton,Pulte,Lennar,KB Home,Taylor Morrison,Toll Brothers,Ryland,Meritage,Richmond American,K Hovnaian

Which markets are millennials flocking to, and which builders already control the market?

 

What if Houston becomes less important to builders as boomers age in place? It might be a few years before markets shift to cater more to millennial home buyers, but most indicators of where millennials choose to live shows Austin will be the most important Texas city for builders whose core target may be younger buyers.

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Construction Labor Market
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • new home construction,new homes,new home starts

Quoting, John McManus writer for Builder Magazine's June 26 blog from the PCBC, " After a couple of days' immersion amongst residential builders, developers and other denizens of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Diego this week, it's clear that people, writ large, is the No. 1 issue stressing the business right now."

 

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ARE MILLENNIALS CHANGING THE NEW HOME MARKET?
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • millenials,new homes,new home construction,housing

 

Studies show that more millennials are renting now than they were five years ago, but most of them still dream of owning their own single-family home in the very near future.  The National Association of Home Builders survey found that most millennials intend to purchase a new home in the suburbs rather than the city.  Interestingly in 2014, more millennials moved to the suburbs from the city.  The housing industry has been studying and surveying this generation because they need to know where and how they will live and most importantly, how soon.  Millennials are the largest consumer group since the Baby Boomer generation. 

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Housing's No. 1 Challenge Right Now
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • home builders,PCBC Trade show,jobs in home building

Word from the PCBC trade show floor, the sessions, and the corridors is that 'people' is the biggest pain-point

There are good jobs in the home building and building materials and products manufacturing business right now.

Each month, the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey affirms that job opportunities abound. National Association of Home Builders tax and policy expert Rob Dietz stays current on monthly JOLTS reports for residential construction, and he notes that the industry is running at "cycle highs" in unfilled payroll positions.

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HELPFUL TIPS ON BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION!
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • new construction,buying a new home,home buying

 

 A lot of people ask what’s different about buying new construction.

First of all, you’re buying from the person who built it, not the person who called it home. The property is often one of many the builder is trying to sell. This can lead to a different dynamic both in negotiating and throughout the transaction.

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HELPFUL TIPS ON BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION!
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • new construction,buying a new home,home buying

 

 A lot of people ask what’s different about buying new construction.

First of all, you’re buying from the person who built it, not the person who called it home. The property is often one of many the builder is trying to sell. This can lead to a different dynamic both in negotiating and throughout the transaction.

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Now is the time to buy a home - mortgage rates and home prices creeping up
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • home buyer,mortgage rates,new home ambassador,new home construction

Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey, released on June 4, indicated the average interest on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained the same on a week-over-week basis. However, Bankrate tracked a small decrease from the previous week. In both instances, the rates remained at a higher level than seen in 2015.

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Avoid the Top 6 Mistakes New Homebuyers Make
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • home buyers,home buying,new homes,new home construction

 

 One of the biggest mistakes new homebuyers make is assuming that everything in their house will work perfectly because it’s brand new.

No matter how precise and careful builders are, there is no such thing as a perfect house, asserts Diane Saatchi, a senior vice president at real estate firm The Corcoran Group’s East Hampton, N.Y. office. The company has offices throughout New York and South Florida.

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