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Is the US is heading into a recession in 2016?
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • us economy,recession,homebuilding

Today's economist are betting 50-50 that we're heading into a recession for 2016, let's look at the important issues that will let us understand which way were headed......

US Economy:

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New Home Friday 03-11-2016
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Housing Preferences Across Generations
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • home buyer preferences,home design,energy star,new home features

NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) recently released its latest study tracking the evolution of home buyer preferences, titled Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers.   The study answers key questions on how various designs influence the home purchase decision as well as the location, features and size of the home consumers want.  Based on a nationwide survey of over 4,300 recent and prospective home buyers, results are tabulated for all home buyers as a single group and also across these four generations:   Millennials (born 1980 or later), Gen X’ers (born 1965-1979), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), and Seniors (born 1945 or earlier).

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New Home Friday 03-04-2016
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Mortgage rates decline again
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • mortgage rates drop,affordability,fixed mortgage rates,freddie mac

According to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, fixed mortgage rates continued to decrease for the week ending Feb. 25. 

"Since the beginning of 2016, 30-year rates have fallen almost 40 basis points helping housing markets sustain their momentum into this year," said Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac's chief economist.

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New Home Friday 02-26-2016
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Things to consider when purchasing a new construction home!
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • new home construction,purchasing a new home,builders,new home builders

 

 The good news is there are just a few for you as the builder has done a mountain of work to research and produce the product!

The builder has much to consider in this process:

  • Land acquisition and zoning compliance issues
  • Land and materials expenses
  • Liability insurance
  • Utility connections
  • Water availability and connections
  • Driveways & sidewalks
  • Landscaping for the home and the community
  • Community amenities-Tot lots, tennis courts, pools, clubhouses, etc.
  • Roads & streets
  • Subcontractor, labor and on site hiring
  • Inspection, permits-county and federal compliances
  • Green materials
  • Factoring any delays in building due to weather or natural challenges.
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The Return of Multigenerational Living
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • multigeneration living,multigen,guest house,casita,flex rooms,in-law suites

The term multigenerational living refers to at least three generations under the same roof, though homes designed for two generations are often tagged that way.

The return to multigen living has been recession driven.  57 million Americans now live in some sort of multigen household.  Baby boomers are seeing  the return of their children along with their aging parents.  According to Pew Research, a large number of college graduates are moving back  home – roughly one in four (23.6%)  In addition, the  influx of Asian and Latino immigrants, whose cultures emphasizes this style of living, has sparked this trend.

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Smart Home Technology: Survey Says It’s Hot
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • smart home,smart home tech

As more devices out there are being labeled as having “smart home technology,” the question is: Just how interested are new-home shoppers in this technology and would they actually use it in their new homes?

New Home Source did a survey with a panel of new-home shoppers with varying demographics and at various stages in their home search, to see what they had to think about this ever-changing field of tech.

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New Home Friday 02-05-2016
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