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HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY TOP NEWS


Buyers are willing to pay extra for 'smart homes'






New home sales up, existing home sales down






FLIR


FLIR

The FLIR C2 is a full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera. The C2 is a must-have for contractors, electricians and HVAC professionals. It can help locate problems before they're problems.
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HOME BUILDER MARKET DATA


There's a simple reason the percentage of people owning a home is at a historic low




Rockford Realtors say real estate market is hot

U.S. home values steadily rising


METROINTELLIGENCE ECONOMIC UPDATE

  By Patrick S. Duffy

New home sales jumped to nine-year high in July

Existing home sales dipped in July due to low inventory levels in many regions

FHFA House Price Index rose 5.6 percent between first quarters of 2015 and 2016

Mortgage loan applications dip 2.1 percent in latest survey as rates rise slightly

Initial unemployment claims fall 1,000 in latest report

MetroIntelligence - Patrick S. Duffy The MetroIntelligence Economic Update is provided to BuilderBytes by MetroIntelligence Real Estate & Economic Advisors.



U.S. BUILDING ECONOMY


US weekly jobless claims total 261,000 vs 265,000 estimate

Debt Is a Threat to the Long-Term Health of the U.S. Economy


Owens Corning


Owens Corning

Across the country, Owens Corning is helping builders "Turn Building Science into Building Genius" by enabling them to re-think conventional build practices. For example, Owens Corning ProPink Complete Blown-in Wall System brings thermal and moisture protection to homes for added comfort, performance and energy savings.
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U.S. HOME FINANCE


Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Unchanged at 3.43 Percent

Here are the easiest cities to get a mortgage


GREEN HOME BUILDER


Three Minnesota sites plan future net zero neighborhoods

Energy Advisor: More builders focus on green to save energy

California Energy Efficiency Permits on the Rise

Details in Designing a Net-Zero Energy Community

Provide Green Window Opportunities for Homeowners




HOME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENTAL TRENDS


Indoor Air Quality and Interior Design Woes Have One Solution

A retro design style is slowly becoming timeless

How to Capitalize On Underutilized Landscape Space

From Chaos to Calm: Emerging Design Trends in an Unstable World

6 Deck Design Trends to Follow


LG Builder


LG Builder

This 21 cu. Ft. French door refrigerator was awarded a '2015 Most Efficient' award from Energy Star in the 'Large Refrigerator' category. With a seamless, counter-depth design and LG's Smart Cooling System, this refrigerator will look fantastic while maintaining superior conditions and first-rate energy efficiency.
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LAND PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT


Planning commission torn on Alatus development





Beacon Communities moving forward with 130-unit housing project in North Amherst's Mill District

Millennial Developers Make Their Mark in Smaller Markets

A 25 Year History of The Land and Lot Market

Breathtaking Views Inspire A Community


LOW-INCOME & AFFORDABLE HOUSING


Affordable housing authority established

Organizations back land trust for affordable housing

Deer Lane affordable housing project moves forward


First American Title


First American Title

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50+ HOUSING & SENIOR COMMUNITIES


Expansion planned at Trussville senior living community

Pacific School of Religion to build 265-unit senior center

The Subtleties of the Active Adult Market


LUXURY HOUSING MARKET


Luxury rental homes coming to McKinney





Houston developer plans new luxury condo tower in River Oaks area


REMODELING & RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTING


How Much It Really Costs to Paint Your House

The Design Duo Behind Studio DB Restores a Brooklyn Heights Townhouse

What to look for when buying a garage door for your home



Vol.8  No. 103 
August 26, 2016
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