6 Types of Eco-Friendly Homes To Buy

6 Types of Eco-Friendly Homes To Buy If you are looking for a home that is friendly to the earth, these six types of homes are all designed with sustainability in mind… Read More Real Homes https://www.realhomes.com/us/advice/types-of-eco-friendly-homes?region-switch=US

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The Future Of Smart Home Technology

The Future Of Smart Home Technology While we currently must command and control smart home technology, the future of it would involve the concept of “ambient intelligence.” meaning that the smart home technology would learn from our behavior and be proactive… Read More CNN Style https://www.cnn.com/style/article/future-smart-home-ambient-technology/index.html

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Collaboration Between Builders and Appraisers Key to Navigating Rising Lumber Prices, Freddie Mac Says

Collaboration Between Builders and Appraisers Key to Navigating Rising Lumber Prices, Freddie Mac Says As lumber prices continue to rise, home builders face challenges selling homes that accurately reflect the increased costs of construction… Read More NAHB Now https://nahbnow.com/2021/05/collaboration-between-builders-and-appraisers-key-to-navigating-rising-lumber-prices-freddie-mac-says/

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Home Builders Find New Buyers in SFR Operators

Home Builders Find New Buyers in SFR Operators Selling an entire community to an SFR operator is an opportunity for builders to sell an entire community in a single transaction… Read More GlobeSt.com https://www.globest.com/2021/05/03/home-builders-find-new-buyers-in-sfr-operators/?slreturn=20210403123405

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March Gains for Private Residential Spending

March Gains for Private Residential Spending NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 1.7% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $725.3 billion… Read More Eye On Housing https://eyeonhousing.org/2021/05/march-gains-for-private-residential-spending/

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AO Smith

AO Smith One of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, A.O. Smith has a comprehensive product line that features some of the best-known brands in North America… Read More AO Smith www.aosmith.com

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5/4/21: EconUpdate by P. Duffy

EconUpdate by P. Duffy Construction spending edges up 0.2 percent in March, rises 5.3 percent year-on-year What does this mean?  The year-on-year increase was driven entirely by residential spending, up over 23 percent. Construction spending during March 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,513.1 billion, up 0.2 percent from February and rising 5.3 percent year-on-year.  During the first three months of this year, construction spending amounted to $328.3 billion, 4.5 percent above the $314.1 billion for the same period in 2020. https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/release.pdf   April manufacturing sector index…

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