The latest kitchen layouts offer an abundance of options and design trends follow social trends. These were among the key takeaways during a recent International Builders' Show seminar in Orlando focusing on "
What's Cooking in Kitchen Design."
Interior design industry experts Laura Sullivan, founder of
It's all about location, location, location - with a dash or two of compromise - as millennials, the nation's largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market.
Two market researchers - who happen to be millennials themselves - offered insight into their generation in
Two Millennials Tell All, an education session offered Jan. 10 during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando.
While generalities about this group may ring true: This generation prefers experiences over things and likes to "collect moments" rather than sets of good china place settings,continue reading
Homeownership Rate Shows Fortitude
Another positive sign for the housing industry was recently revealed in the Census Bureau's fourth- quarter homeownership data. Contrary to some analysts' predictions that the rate would fall to 61% or lower in the coming years, the new estimates indicate itincreased from 63.7% in 2016 to 64.2% in 2017.
The data also showed six consecutive quarters of gains in the count of home owners, with notable growth among those under the age of 35.
Consistently strong demand is causing home prices to outpace income growth - a trend we expect to diminish in 2018 as tax reform-related shifts take place in some high-cost, high-tax markets. Nonetheless, NAHB expects growth for single-family construction to continue, much like it did last year. Despite a soft reading in December, totalnew home sales in 2017 rose 8.3%from the previous year.
-NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz
JUDGES NEEDED FOR MOORE COUNTY 2017 AWARDS COMPETITION
The annual awards program recognizing the finest Moore County has to offer in new home construction and remodeling from the year 2017 takes place Thursday, April 12 at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
MCHBA needs judges with an understanding of construction to review and score the homes and projects.
Judging date - Thursday, March 8 (rain date: March 15)
Time - 9 am, should be done by 3 pm
Breakfast donuts & coffee at the office, lunch provided during the tour
Location - MCHBA office, 10022 NC Hwy 211 E, Aberdeen
If you would like to see the best Moore County has to offer in new home construction and remodeling, contact Warren Wakeland at 910-944-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, February 27.