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Industry Update: Buyers Want Energy Efficiency

Many factors go into buying a new home, from deciding on the location and size of the house to selecting a floor plan that fits your lifestyle, or even choosing the right school district for your kids. But, one factor that is increasingly showing up on buyers’ wish lists is greater energy- efficiency. According to …

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Choosing a Homebuilder

 You’ve decided to buy a newly built home. Congratulations! Now what? With so many choices available, it’s easy to see how a person could become overwhelmed. Selecting a reputable homebuilder with which to do business is a good first step toward becoming comfortable with the process. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) counsels prospective …

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You, too, can buy new

Did you know it’s possible to purchase a more expensive, newer home and achieve the same annual operating costs associated with owning an older, existing home? That’s the conclusion of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2011 American Housing …

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Housing Remains Affordable

Despite rising housing prices, homeownership remains within reach for nearly three quarters of the U.S. population, according to information released last week by the National Association of Home Builders. The first National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) report of the year indicates 73.7 percent of new and existing homes sold between …

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