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A Nation of Builders

Nation of Builders

Every year the National Association of Home Builders conducts a member census to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization. In 2018, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those whose primary business is single-family home building, multifamily building, residential or commercial remodeling, commercial building, land development, or manufacturing…

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Housing Affordability Perceptions Improve Slightly

In addition to analyzing buyers’ perceptions about housing availability, the Housing Trends Report also explores perceptions about housing affordability.  To this end, the poll asks prospective home buyers to estimate the share of homes available in their markets they believe they can afford. In the first quarter of 2018, 82% estimated they could afford fewer than half…

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Our 2019 HBA Parade Home – $1 Off Tickets

HBA Parade of Homes - First Choice Custom Homes

Buy Parade Tickets Use discount code FirstChoice4PH19 for $1 OFF each ticket. The 2019 HBA Parade of Homes takes place June 21-23 & 28-30, 2019. Tour beautiful homes by Quality Insured Home Professionals of the HBA. 2970 S. Farm Road 29, Republic, MO Acreage $300,000 417-536-1448 ryan@myfirstchoicecustomhome.com LP Lap Siding Stone Exterior Single Story Home 2200 Sq. Ft. Triple…

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Curb-less Showers Now Among the Most Common Aging-In-Place Projects

It probably comes as little surprise to most readers that bathroom projects dominated the top spots.  Over 80 percent of remodelers who answered the question reported installing grab bars, higher toilets and curb-less showers.  The next-most-common project on the list, widening doorways, followed at a considerable distance (59 percent). Even though the underlying motivation seems…

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Hiring the Cheapest General Contractor: A Dangerous & Risky Mistake

So, you’re finally ready to break ground on your building project? Congratulations! You’ve done your research, collected bids and it’s time to make a decision and get started. After reviewing the bids from your general contractors, you notice there’s quite a difference in the range of prices from one contractor to the next. This is…

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Home Projects for Any Budget That Will Get a Quick Sale

When you decide to put your house up on the market, there are many things you’ll need to think about before making any moves. Starting with a good plan will not only help you sell the home quickly, but it will also keep stress and anxiety at bay as you go through the process, which…

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