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WAYS THE PANDEMIC ALTERED HOME DESIGN

A roundup from Realtor.com of all the home changes designers have seen over the past year. Over the past year-plus of the COVID-19 pandemic, homes were the one constant. It’s where people hunkered down, faced massive upheavals to their routines, and adjusted to accommodate several new demands in their personal...

NEW-HOME LOT INVENTORY DROPS 24.2% YOY TO NEW LOWS

Zonda’s New Home Lot Supply Index fell to 49 in Q1, down 10.1% from the previous quarter. By Mary Salmonsen New-home lot supply has tightened considerably across the U.S., according to Zonda. Its latest New Home Lot Supply Index came in at 49 for the first quarter of 2021, down 10.1%...

FIVE FABULOUS HOME OFFICE IDEAS

FIVE FABULOUS HOME OFFICE IDEAS If you’re able to use a whole room as a workspace, it can be outfitted fully with custom built-ins and decorated in appropriate style. Lisa Michael Interiors juxtaposes crisp white-painted hardwood cabinetry with navy-blue nautically inspired wallpaper and accessories in this shipshape Boca Raton home...

Florida Real Estate

Florida Real Estate Florida is where the sun shines”- you must have heard this several times. Moderate/warm climate, famous beaches, and entertainment venues really make Florida real estate very attractive. So that means Florida real estate or buying a house in Florida is really good for someone who wants to...

Tech jobs, sun, and no income tax: experts explain why Florida-

Tech jobs, sun, and no income tax: experts explain why Florida is poised to keep growing even after the pandemic More and more workers are moving to Florida during the pandemic — and the sunny climate isn't the only reason why. Top companies are opening new offices in the state,...

TURNING A BEDROOM INTO A LUX BEDROOM

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary. One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a luxury...

A Primer for First-Time Homebuyers

After having waited on the sidelines for what seemed like forever, first-time homebuyers last year made 38 percent of all U.S. single-family home purchases - the biggest share since 2000 - and the 2.07 million new or existing houses they bought ended up being 7 percent more than in 2016,...

PROTECTING WINDOW OPENINGS

In hurricane-prone regions, builders have choices when it comes to toughening their windows. When Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida in 1992, it wiped out thousands of homes. It also set in motion a procession of code upgrades designed to make homes tougher. One significant change in the 2000s was...

18 New Building Materials

18 New Building Materials That Will Revolutionize Construction Throughout the ages, we’ve seen the construction industry undergo a series of building material innovations. From durable concrete used in ancient structures to the production of steel for bridges and skyscrapers, these materials shaped the way we build today and influenced some of the greatest architectural...