Working the Room: What’s Popular in Basements

Depending on your region, a finished basement may be a rarity or a must-have. For those with extra underground square footage (or the possibility of it), a basement can be a cozy spot for watching the big game, a guest suite, a gym, a playroom and much more. When it comes to keeping those spaces fresh and functional, here are a few choices and details basement design professionals and Houzz users are choosing. Working the Room: What’s Popular in Basements Now Source: Houzz

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How navy & brass everything took over interior design

The combination of brass and navy is actually the convergence of two separate design trends, which have similar origins. The housing market crash of 2008 resulted in a lot of all-white interiors, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, says Jessica Dailey, digital editorial director of the home design magazine Domino. A blank slate of a home is easier to sell than a heavily stylized space, and homeowners decorated accordingly. Renters shied away from making alterations to their spaces for fear of losing their security deposits. READ MORE Source: Vox

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New Housing Community Coming to Bluffdale

It’s no secret it’s a seller’s market in our state right now, but a new community in Bluffdale is putting buyer’s back in control. Woodside Homes is opening Day Ranch soon in Bluffdale, where they say they are catering to the customer’s experience. Claire Larson, Sales and Marketing Director, and Quintin Mortensen, a Sales Professional stopped by The Place to tell us about the ways they make it easy for buyers – especially first-time buyers – to design and own new homes. New Housing Community Coming to Bluffdale Source: Fox 13

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134unit WestEnd affordable housing dev opens next summer

In response to rising home prices and increasing rents in the Treasure Valley, the city of Boise is partnering with several public and private entities to construct a new affordable housing development set to open in the West End next summer. Called Adare Manor, the 134-unit project is currently under construction on Fairview Avenue between 24th and 25th streets on a parcel of city-owned property and will include housing for those classified as low income, as well as some units rented at full-market price. Boise’s Housing and Community Development Senior…

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Lottery Open for 41 Pricey Units on Rheingold in Bushwick

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 41 newly constructed units in an eight-story building located 115 Stanwix Street, one of several developments on the sprawling former Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. This is the third building on the former Rheingold property to launch an affordable lottery. In March, an affordable housing lottery opened for the two-block complex developed by All Year and designed by ODA at 123 Melrose Street, at the southern end of the sprawling site, and in April another launched for ODA’s eye-popping building at 10 Montieth. READ MORE Source: Brownstoner

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Senior Living Acquires 46 Acre Site in Wellington

ZOM Senior Living and Liberty Senior Living recently closed on a 46 acre lakefront parcel, adjacent to The Mall at Wellington Green. The expansive site is in western Palm Beach County, one of the most affluent regions in the U.S. Construction of the first phase is scheduled to begin in Q1 2019, which will offer 267 premier independent living, assisted living and memory care units. The centerpiece of the community is a two-story, 65,000 square foot clubhouse and amenity building, replete with multiple dining venues, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, membership grade spa,…

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Plan for senior housing in Elgin moving forward

Plans for a senior apartment complex at 300 N. State St., just outside downtown Elgin, are moving forward after the city council first approved them two years ago. The city council approved Wednesday night amendments to the plan for Fox River Crossing, a four-story, 60-unit building at 300 N. State Street, on the northwest corner with Lawrence Avenue. The amendments are about resident age restrictions, street setback and lot coverage, but the general building plan remains the same, Community Development Director Marc Mylott said. The developer has applied for building…

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Lennar Plans for Largest Home Community Built in Deerfield Beach

Lennar, the nation’s #1 homebuilder, announced plans to build its newest master-planned Veleiros community in Deerfield Beach. The first-of-its-kind to be built in the city in more than 25 years, the expansive resort-style community will offer a unique blend of hundreds of new single-family homes and townhomes that will make it one of the city’s largest subdivisions. READ MORE Source: Builder.Media

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Construction Job Openings Rise Again in July

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in July, reaching yet another post-Great Recession high level. The rate of open construction sector jobs also matched a prior cyclical high. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs increased to 273,000 in July. READ MORE Source: NAHB Eye On Housing

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Less Competitive Housing Helps Leverage Homebuilder ETF

Based on the Modern Homebuyer Survey, almost half of the participants cited that the competition for home buying is decreasing, which could bode well for traders looking to leverage homebuilder ETFs like the Direxion Daily Homebuilders and Supplies Bull and Bear 3X Shares (NYSEArca: NAIL). READ MORE Source: ETF Trends

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