Millennials Aren’t the Only Apartment Dwellers

Millennials are the obvious target demographic for hot new apartment properties as they move away from Mom and Dad, but what if their neighbors ARE Mom and Dad? Yes, empty nesters are starting to flock to apartment living as their children go off to college and...

Househappy’s New App Makes Real Estate Search Easy

Househappy.org, an innovative new property portal has released a new free download, Househappy for iPhone. This new app is user-friendly and incorporates a unique, full-screen interface to display thumbnails of homes for sale, listing details and area maps. Homebuyers want lots of quality visuals and no...

55+ Housing Market Soaring High Again

According to the latest release of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index, builder confidence in the 55+ housing market was up again in the third quarter.  Eye On Housing excitedly reports that the single-family 55+HMI jumped nine points from the third quarter of 2013, to 59—the...

In-Law Apartments on Fire, According to WSJ

Want to boost your home value? The Wall Street Journal suggests inviting your mother-in-law over, as space for aging parents is a hot real estate amenity now. Building on-property units for parents and in-laws is becoming increasingly popular and builders are hoping to join the trend. It...

Mixed Use Neighborhoods – This Study Brings Good News

Builder Online recently shared information about the "Who's on Board" study, differentiating transit-progressive cities from transit-deficient cities. It revealed that public transit plays a larger role in home buying decisions than we may have realized. The study found that there is a high, unmet demand for...

Construction Spending Up for Multifamily Residential

According to EyeOnHousing.org and the latest Census, there are significant gains in single-family and multifamily residential construction spending from just a year ago.  In fact, multifamily construction spending increased 38.4%. While the home improvement component of residential construction spending is down 2.2% from the past year,...

Gen Y Digging Modular Concept Homes

Builder Online showcases one of the country’s largest producers of factory-built housing, who is now reaching out to Gen Y with a demo house designed to suit their specific interests and lifestyles. Clayton Homes’ 1,200-square-foot Concept House was built to respond to the special demands of...

Top Markets for New Construction

Metrostudy's latest research shows that several markets in the south are up, both based on prior quarter results, and year ago, including Charlotte, Atlanta, Texas, and South Florida. Metrostudy is calling for an 18% increase in single-family housing starts next year, based on an expectation of...

Lease a Home, or Get Brand-New? How About Both!

There’s a hot new trend in Atlanta’s rental market. If you’re tired of your cramped apartment but you’re not quite ready to own a new home, you can now have the best of both worlds. What would you say to open, spacious 4 and 5 bedroom...

Why You Need the Cloud

These days it seems as if you need constant connectivity between home and work. Dropbox and Google Drive are gaining serious traction as a way to keep your files accessible from both locations. The next step? Keeping the same connection on the job site. Cloud-based software...