Home construction decline means 6 million homes are “missing” from U.S. markets



The alarming shortage of housing inventory can be blamed on a downtrend in new home construction that began in the wake of the Great Recession last decade, according to a new Zillow analysis.

More home builders are targeting millennials



With millennials entering the housing market in growing numbers, they’re expected to take the lead when it comes to new home buyers too, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by the National Association of Home Builders. Currently, around 36 percent of millennials are homeowners, which means they’re making the fastest gains of all age groups, […]

Researchers claim new ‘super wood’ could replace steel as a construction material



Researchers at the University of Maryland say they’ve created a new kind of “super wood” that’s stronger, lighter and cheaper than steel. The new material could one day have a major impact on the building industry, they say.

The Self-Build Journey How to Create Your Dream Home



Building your dream home is a huge project, but despite the obstacles in their way, thousands of people embark on a self-build project each year. Self-build is not for the faint hearted,

Building in Russia: There’s No Place Better than Home



Here in Russia they say, “Every home in history began in a similar way”, so it was we decided to build our own house. This is how the story begins.

Chinese firm 3-D prints an earthquake-proof home



3-D printing has already had an impact on the housing industry, with prefabricated homes being created at factories and assembled on-site. But now, a new startup has come up with an even more novel approach – it’s printing homes in their entirety, and it’s doing so on-site.

Building standards of the future



Green construction is slowing gaining ground as a cornerstone of sustainable development in an era preoccupied by global warming and climate change

Experts Warn Apartment Boom Won’t Last Forever



So far, demand has been keeping up, but some executives and brokers say the highs in the multifamily sector can’t last forever.

How to Build Trust in your Brand



There was a time when the decision to do business with someone was based on the number of known options and the availability of information about that person or company. If you saturated your local market with advertising, or if you were the only game in town, there was a pretty good chance that you […]

Second Time Homebuyers and The Babyboomers



If you are a new retiree or you’re close to retiring, you may be considering relocation to a different home. Even if you have some ideas about what you want, there are several important factors to consider before you begin your search. The process of second-time buying can be significantly different than it was the […]

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