Tagged : home builders

Found 9 blog entries tagged as "home builders".

new_construction_buchachon_450realtor.com - Home builders across the United States are most likely to focus on “convenience, livability and energy efficiency” when constructing a typical single-family home today, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

Beyond those big three features, plenty of other “practical and functional” amenities were cited by the builders in the survey as key selling points, so we found examples of some of them.

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construction__zarja_450realtor.com - New home buyers have a big appetite for larger homes, according to preliminary data recently released by the United States Census Bureau––suggesting that home sizes set a new record in 2013. 

The average size of a new home has increased more than 300 square feet in the last five years, to 2,679 square feet in 2013 from 2,362 square feet in 2009, according to the census data in a report published by the National Association of Home Builders.

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marketwatch.com - Home builders are as confident as ever — nearly eight years to be more precise. Whether that will translate into actual construction remains to be seen.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index rose 3 points to 59, marking the fourth rise in a row. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a 55 reading. July’s level was downwardly revised by a point to 56.

Any reading above 50 is considered “good.”

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Now that home prices have been rising, and buyers are getting off the sidelines (particularly as interest rates creep up), you may be more inclined to list your home — finally! Just make sure you do it the right way:

Price home to sell - A recent poll shows that 75 percent of homeowners think their agent’s listing price is too low! If you’re trying to cash in on the momentum that’s been building, and you think that a higher price is the answer, think again.

Think: Web appeal - Glam up your house for pictures before you post your listing online, as that’s where 90 percent of buyers start their search — on the Web!

Professional photos sell! - The bottom line is that low-quality photos make bad first impressions.

Choose the right agent - When it

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Wall Street Journal - U.S. home builders reported the best conditions in the housing market since the mid-2000s boom, the latest sign home sales are becoming more robust and will power the U.S. economy this year.

The National Association of Home Builders, an industry trade group, said Monday that its housing-market index leapt to a reading of 52 in June, up by eight points from May. The jump was the biggest since the summer 2002.

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nbcnews.com - U.S. home-builder confidence in the market for single family homes rose in May amid rising home prices despite increasing building materials costs, an index showed on Wednesday.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market index edged up three points to 44, from a downwardly revised 41 in April. Economists in a Reuters survey were expecting a reading of 43. Any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

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dsnews.com - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/ First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) continued its trend of marked monthly improvements in January, according to a release from the NAHB.

The index rose for the fifth consecutive month in January to reach 242, once again achieving a record high. The index measured 201 in December.

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realtytimes.com - New housing starts were on the rise for the month of August according to HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This 2.3 percent rise was prompted by gains seen in the single-family sector.


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that "the pace of new construction rose in every region for a combined 5.5 percent gain to 535,000 units." This is fastest seasonally adjusted rate in more than two years.

 

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realtytimes.com -The latest list from the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) includes 84 metro areas for the month of July. The list, compiled of areas measuring sustained improvement for the last size months in housing permits, employment and house prices has been steadily growing this year.

"The geographic diversity and growing number of metros on the latest IMI help spotlight the improvements we have begun to see in terms of home prices and job market conditions across certain parts of this country, which in turn are spurring more demand for new homes," said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla.

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