Archive for December, 2014

10 Ways to Add Value to Homes

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Whether you’re interested in starting a remodel project or just want to create more curb appeal with one you’re already working on, industry experts agree there are a number of easy, budget-conscious ways you can add value to a home. There are 10 home-improvement projects that can make life in a current home more enjoyable […]

GenY is Finally in a Mood to Buy (Houses)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

              Housing industry, brace yourself: The Millennials are moving in. A generation that’s about 90 million strong, Millennials (or Generation Y) form the largest demographic wave in the nation’s history — even larger than the Baby Boomers. And now that the oldest are in their early 30s (the youngest […]

10 Most Affordable Housing Markets in America

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

So you’re looking to buy a new house. Congratulations! While you’re probably going to want to check out schools and make sure the neighborhood is safe, you’re also going to want to know — you know, because — what neighboring homes are going for. That’s where the Coldwell Banker Home Listing 2014 Report comes in. The group compared […]

The Most Innovative Cities in America

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

From technology and infrastructure, to job creation and sustainability, these 10 cities are leading the pack when it comes to creatively solving urban issues. 1. New York New York has made a lot of the digital age. The city hosts a thriving tech sector with 300,000 employees — on par with Silicon Valley — and […]

What Homes Do Millennials Buy?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

New NAHB research shows that millennials tend to buy homes that are smaller, older and less expensive than homes bought by older generations. Being the youngest home buyers with little or no accumulated wealth also affects how millennials shop for and buy their homes. (View a Dec. 10 Fox Business news report where NAHB CEO Jerry Howard discusses […]