Real Estate

Home remodeling surges 30% in 5 years

Housing construction leveling off?
Home remodeling continues to increase in frequency as more Baby Boomers are electing to age in place and even Gen Xers opt to improve their current homes rather than trading up to newer ones. In fact, home remodeling has surged by about 30% in the past five years, according to the latest report from BuildFax.
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Homebuilder confidence falls to lowest level in 2018

Affordability contributes to slight decline
Concerns about market affordability contributed to homebuilder confidence falling one point to 67 in August, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said builders are monitoring how tariffs and the impending trade war are affecting key building material prices, including lumber.
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Multifamily investment showing signs of slowing

CBRE and Real Capital Analytics research shows multifamily investment took a tumble in Q2
Multifamily investment could be showing signs of slowing down heading into the back half of the year, as investors ease up on their appetite for garden-style properties, according to research from CBRE and Real Capital Analytics.
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Cory Treffiletti, CMO of Voicera, to speak at engage.marketing

Marketing expert will talk about the Next Big Thing: voice, virtual reality and augmented reality
I love shiny new technology — we all do! But beyond the cool factor, evaluating which new technology your company needs to embrace for marketing can feel like reading tea leaves. That’s why I’m so excited about the panel on The Next Big Thing at our engage.marketing event. We’ve invited Cory Treffiletti, the chief marketing officer of Voicera, to give us the inside scoop on virtual reality, augmented reality and voice, among other promising new technologies.
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NPR: Rural America's future at risk thanks to lack of 'adequate housing'

Rural America is poised for a rebound, but without the housing infrastructure to support it, the future could pass it by
Rural America is facing a shortage of “adequate housing.” Despite a dwindling population and the expectation that housing prices would fall, NPR reports that affordability is worsening in rural areas due to “aging-in-place” and the gradual obsolescence of their housing inventories.
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HUD seeks public comment on AFFH amendments

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is up for restructuring
On Monday, HUD announced it is moving forward with its goals of “streamlining” the controversial Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule by inviting public comment on proposed amendments to it. The embattled regulations were originally enacted by the Obama administration to assess and encourage diversity in communities receiving HUD funds.
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Real estate CEO: We need more affordable housing to support the economy

Local economies are suffering from a loss of service employees thanks to a lack of affordability
For local economies to thrive, affordable housing must be built. According to Blake Plumley, CEO of Capital Pursuits, a real estate development and management firm, the affordable housing crisis is having tangible effects on local economies as it puts the squeeze on service workers who must relocate to find places to live.
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Marketers: Come hear Chris Heller, CEO of mello Home, at engage.marketing event

Former CEO of Keller Williams headlining general session
Our engage.marketing summit kicks off one month from today and Chris Heller, CEO of mello Home, is headlining our opening general session. The former CEO of Keller Williams is a real estate titan with 30 years of experience and he's bringing his insight on consumers, technology and real estate to our event in Dallas. Don't miss it!
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