Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
New Home Sales
Offering special features and upgrades gives you an edge with buyers, but competitive pricing, optimal margins, and streamlined packaging are essential
Housing is pointed towards sustainable comeback
The number of respondents who said they think access to mortgages is better has increased
This foursquare-style home will be the model at Serosun Farms when the community opens in May 2015. All of the homes at Serosun will focus on indoor air quality and incorporate sustainable design and building techniques.
Illustrations: courtesy Serosun Farms
John DeWald & Associates creates a sustainable farming community with new homes
A historic barn and pumphouse on the Citrus Glen site, dating back to its origins as a citrus ranch, were restored and incorporated into the new community.
Photos: Andy Albrecht Photography
Townhomes rise on former citrus ranch, offering a Spanish colonial revival aesthetic and easy access to amenities
Photo: Damian Tsutsumida
The information center at Pavilion Park incorporates salvaged materials from the former El Toro Marine Air Corps Station.
Winners of the NAHB's National Sales and Marketing Awards help generate sales as the housing market returns
Census data's paltry monthly figures didn't match up with robust housing industry reports
Denver ranks high for demand
Sealing the deal involves many factors, including chemistry—and upping the odds that prospective homeowners will fall head-over-heels for the kitchen. This system by Canadian manufacturer Cuisines Laurier offers custom looks on a production budget. Photo: courtesy Cuisines Laurier
Sure, kitchens and baths sell homes, but zeroing in on which features make the difference will set you apart from the competition. We take a look at what's capturing the hearts and minds of future buyers.
Factors include an increase in household formation rate