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PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE-IN

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed...

ICON COMPLETES SERIES OF 3D-PRINTED HOMES FOR HOMELESS IN AUSTIN

In a partnership with nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes, the six 400-square-foot homes will help individuals coming out of chronic homelessness. Not too long ago, the building industry fantasized about a time when homes and buildings could be constructed on a shorter timeline, with less labor, with fewer resources, and...

Income Property

What Is an Income Property? An income property refers to a piece of real estate that is purchased or developed primarily in order to earn income by renting or leasing it out to others, with a secondary goal of price appreciation. Income properties, which are a subset of investment properties, may be either residential...

Spring Cleaning: What You May Be Missing

Spring Cleaning: What You May Be Missing Spring is here, and that means so is spring cleaning. This year, take time to show some love to the workhorses that make your house run smoothly; namely, the washing machine, dishwasher, disposal, and stove. Deep-cleaning these appliances help eliminate hard-water buildup and...

THE HOME BUILDER’S BEST FRIEND: OVER-COMMUNICATION

It’s not a magic wand for scarce materials. But it might keep you one step ahead of competitors. Brought to you by 84 Lumber After 37 years in the building supply business, Mitch Wagner thought he’d seen it all. Then 2021 busted down the door. “This is the strongest demand...

An Economist Explains Skyrocketing Lumber Prices

Labor shortages, unexpected housing demand, and environmental issues are just a few of the reasons lumber and plywood prices have skyrocketed. According to Forbes, wood product prices are highly volatile, more so than most goods, because the building can swiftly change pace faster than wood products production can. The increased...

Things Are Heating Up Early in the Hottest Markets…

Things Are Heating Up Early in the Hottest Markets for Real Estate in April 2021 Summer vacation, here we come! With June insight and states opening up across the country, real estate activity is buzzing—especially in the Northeast and Midwest, where buyers are jumping fully into the market earlier than...

8 Bathroom Décor Trends Designers Are Loving Right Now…

Ah, the bathroom. It’s often one of the smallest rooms in the house, and yet it serves so many purposes. Not only is it a place to wash up, but it can also be your own personal spa—and in a crowded home during a pandemic, a sanctuary. If you’re in...

Electric Vehicle Charging: Prepping…

Electric Vehicle Charging: Prepping Your Homes for Future Demand Homes are built to last 50 or more years. No one has a crystal ball to know exactly how people will be using their homes that far into the future, but several features are strongly trending. Building professionals may want to...