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The future of urban housing is all about housing a party of one.These computer-generated renderings show how a micro-apartment in NYC might be arranged. Image: NYC Mayor’s OfficeNew York City’s new micro-apartment initiative is a middle-class housing solution with a luxury price tag. And it raises big questions about how we live at home in cities.If you’re not sure what a micro-apartment is, ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/23/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Building a new home lets you personalize your house for today’s needs and tomorrow’s dreams. Here’s how to plan your new home for future needs.In a new-construction home, you may opt to forego the kitchen-great room combo, and instead separate the rooms. Image: The Hanover at Churchill Club by K. Hovnanian HomesWhen I was designing our dream home 15 years ago, I was chasing around our toddler...
Read Post [Posted on 10/23/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Homebuilders are throwing in some extras to lure home buyers back this fall in many markets. For example, 10 homebuilders in a new suburban Phoenix community called Bridges at Gilbert are offering swimming pools, built-in barbecues, and subsidized mortgages.Joseph Beben, a home buyer in the Phoenix area, says he chose to have a house built by Woodside Homes, which agreed to cover up to $10,000 of ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/21/2014 By John Askins]
Here are some products grabbing the attention of the home building and remodeling industries, according to Bill Millholland, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Case Design/Remodeling in Maryland, and Jamie Gibbs, a New York-based interior designer:· Appliance Drawers. Small warning drawers, modest-sized dishwasher drawers for small loads, refrigerator drawers and microwave drawers....
Read Post [Posted on 10/21/2014 By John Askins]
If you are considering a move to League City, Texas, the new beautifully landscaped Tuscan Lakes master planned community may be of strong interest you and your family. Whether you are a first time home buyer, raising children or retired, Tuscan Lakes has a place for everyone. The European inspired designed homes with built in technology and Tuscan landscaping, provides residents with a simple and...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By Genevieve Bilodeau]
DR Horton has just unveiled their beautiful new master planned community located on Lake Houston in Atascocita.  The Bridges of Lake Houston is a unique neighborhood with a bridge entering into the subdivision and each street will be named after a famous bridge from around the world.  There are already several inventory homes available and inventory is being updated frequently.  The...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Kimberly Berger]
Tight mortgage lending standards continue to drastically curtail new-home sales and are causing a growing number of deals to be lost, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. "While housing has seen some positive growth throughout the year, there is no denying that tight credit conditions are hindering a full, healthy housing recovery," says NAHB Chief Economist...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By John Askins]
Many U.S. homebuilders are offering financial bootcamps to help buyers qualify for home mortgages. Builders such as D.R. Horton Inc., Lennar, and PulteGroup Inc. have offered financial programs about repairing credit scores, creating budgets, and applying for loans to hopeful home buyers who are struggling to qualify for loans nowadays. “These fiscal rehabs are one reason many builders are boostin...
Read Post [Posted on 10/13/2014 By John Askins]
If income growth is key for greater household formation, housing analysts say some recent progress on the salary front may soon unleash pent-up housing demand among younger adults.While all age groups, except for those above age 65, continue to experience lower incomes than in 2007, according to a U.S. Census Bureau Current Population chart, analysts say a notable change that started last year is ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/11/2014 By John Askins]
Many of the nation’s largest builders have raised their prices, even as existing-home prices were beginning to moderate.  For example, homebuilder KB Home has had average prices for its new homes soar 23 percent annually. Lennar has raised the average price on its new homes by 16 percent annually in the third quarter, now averaging $291,000. The average price of all existing homes was $258,0...
Read Post [Posted on 10/11/2014 By John Askins]
Exciting new construction from InTown Homes promises plenty of amenities in the heart of Houston. Soaring ceilings, state of the art kitchen, gorgeous hardwoods and modern design elements  make this an ideal home for the young urban professional. Situated just outside of downtown and minutes from Midtown, the Galleria, Montrose and the Med Center this is urban living at its very bes...
Read Post [Posted on 10/09/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Exciting new construction from InTown Homes promises plenty of amenities in the heart of Houston. Energy efficiency and eco-hip designs paired with a generous floorplan and gourmet kitchen is urban living at its best. Buying a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com. ...............................................................................................
Read Post [Posted on 10/09/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
What if homes weren’t just energy efficient, but had virtually no carbon footprint? Well, that goal has become a reality in a cutting-edge Habitat for Humanity home outside of Washington, D.C. The first super energy-efficient “passive house” was constructed using ultra-thick insulation – it’s practically airtight. Dubbed the “Empowerhouse,” the 1,000-square-foot duplex home has 12-inch thick wal...
Read Post [Posted on 10/09/2014 By John Askins]
Ever envisioned yourself coming home from work, walking out to relax in your back yard as you pier out on a beautiful and serene Lake Houston?  The opportunity is now available once again in the Northeast Houston area.  Located just minutes from the coming Generation Park mixed use, master planned development (McCord Development, Inc.) and an easy travel to IAH Bush Airport, Bridges of L...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By Tricia Frazier]
It’s true. Men aren’t looking for exactly the same things women are when they go home shopping. ZipRealty surveyed 1,000 home shoppers and concluded that while about an equal number of men and women sought green features – about 27 percent – and 35 percent of both sexes put a high priority on a home office, there is disparity in the desire for other features.Both sexes did agree on the biggest tur...
Read Post [Posted on 10/04/2014 By John Askins]
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