Sustainable Features Are a Priority to Homebuyers

According to the National Association of Realtors, when homebuyers are shopping for a new home, sustainable features are now a priority. The NAR is responsible for identifying buyer and seller behavior, breaking down trends by generations. Builder Online published metrics identifying which generation comprises the largest...

How to Build Resilient Communities

It’s hurricane season again. The path to fortifying America against natural disasters and extreme weather need to be actively encouraged and supported by mayors and community leaders. According to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson it consists of three main focus areas. He discussed these areas at a...

Millennials and Baby Boomers Both Find City Appealing

Everyone’s making a fuss about the young, hip, Gen Y that wants technology and convenience. Are we missing out on another vital trend? Although Millennials and Boomers have a list of differences, these two groups have one major thing in common: they are moving to...

What Kind of Communities Lure Today’s Renters?

Builders may view attracting today’s eco-friendly young renters as expensive and annoying, but the payoffs are becoming more evident every day. By being greener, operating costs can be lowered and rents can be raised with more convenient, walkable spaces for renters. Renters are looking for communities where...

What Do Millennials Want in a New Home?

Millennials buying homes now are different from the group that will be entering the market in the next 15 years. Also known as Generation Y or the Echo Boomers, this group numbers 80.8 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau actually estimates that Millennials could number 92.9...

Issues with Building Green and the Real Facts

[caption id="attachment_1985" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy of sustainhouse.com"][/caption] Green products are perceived as more expensive. Buyers are concerned about whether or not sustainable will save them in the long run. We live in a world filled with pollutants. Building materials contribute significantly to indoor air quality and...