Beyond self-evident aspects, what are some of the less obvious opportunities for maximizing space in your home through thoughtful design? BEDROOMS. Doors swinging into a bedroom may interfere with how… Continue reading MAXIMIZING SPACE THROUGH THOUGHTFUL HOME DESIGN
The Not So Big House, A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live, by Sarah Susanka was originally published in 1998. Twenty-two years later, as Americans struggle with a global… Continue reading Why Not So Big House Principles Are More Important Than Ever Before
The October 2019 Blueprint Is Here! In this month’s Blueprint you’ll find some great information on the Des Moines area home building & remodeling industry. Our feature articles this month… Continue reading Check Out Our October Blueprint
Decline In New Home Sales In July BY DANUSHKA NANAYAKKARA-SKILLINGTON on AUGUST 23, 2018 • (0) Contracts for new, single-family home sales declined in July, falling 1.7% to a 627,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according… Continue reading Decline In New Home Sales In July
Over the first two months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 123,871. On a year-over-year basis, this is an 11.2% increase over the February 2017 level of… Continue reading Most States Record YTD SF Permits Growth in February 2018
The housing market continues to play a key role in the success of our economy. As we overcome concerns about higher interest rates, tight mortgage credit and overwhelming student debt the housing sector will play a major role in the increase in economic status for 2016. Home sales and the median home prices are expected to increase and this will help push the GDP up more than 2%. While we have not recovered from the Great Recession there are 3 key areas that will help increase our economy:
- Labor Market Coming Back
- Wage Growth Picking Up
- Millions of households ready to form that were hit by the recession
As 2015 comes to an end we will be watching the housing market and how it will continue to help our economy.
With a fast paced market house sales are down from last month but still above a year ago by about 100. As of October 3, the 30 day closing is… Continue reading Will the Housing Market continue to drop with New Closing Regulations?