How Big a Home Do Buyers Want?

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In the world of home buyer preferences, there is one question that pops up more often than any other:  how much space are home buyers looking for?  NAHB’s study “What Home Buyers Really Want” answers this important question, based on responses from more than 3,600 home buyers, sampled to represent all home buyers in the country.

Among all home buyers combined as one group, the median home size desired is 2,226 square feet.  However, a closer look at the data broken ...

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Get Business on the Web

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Results from surveys on the use of information technology by builders and remodelers were discussed in a recent blog. The same surveys also gathered some information about company web sites. Results show that more than 85 percent of both single-family builders and remodelers have web sites, and nearly all the sites contain company history, contact information and pictures of jobs.

In addition, web sites of large builders (those with at least 25 starts) also usually provide downloadable brochures and virtual ...

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Are You Getting the Most from Your HERS Rated Homes?

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Bonded Builders Warranty Group (BBWG) has introduced a Residential Energy Guarantee Program (REG) for new home builders. This exciting new product meets the needs of energy conscious new home builders and owners. It eliminates the fine print that accompanies the builder’s promotion of lower homeowner utility bills.

With REG, homeowners are guaranteed reimbursement for energy costs when usage exceeds a set percentage of the annual estimate indicated by HERS. Independent market research indicates that an energy use guarantee would ...

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NAHB: Housing Recovery Continues but Headwinds Remain

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Buoyed by rising home prices throughout much of the nation, both single-family and multifamily housing starts are expected to post double-digit gains over last year in 2013. However, headwinds continue to hold back even stronger growth as the housing recovery evolves, according to economists at NAHB’s Spring 2013 Construction Forecast Conference Webinar.

“The broadening housing expansion is evidenced by the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index, which now lists 273 metros areas out of a universe of 361, or three-quarters of the ...

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Bankers Financial Corporation Donation Highlights Community Service Week

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Locally-based company gives $20,000 and 1,000 volunteer hours to Tampa Metropolitan Ministries

Bankers employees in four states donate goods, services and time to make an impact

St. Petersburg, FL April 22, 2013 – Bankers Financial Corporation (BFC) and its affiliates celebrated a week of community service in its diverse locales with a company-wide “Impact Week,” April 15-19. One highlight of the event was a $20,000 contribution to Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa Bay, ...

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Are You Getting the Most from Your HERS Rated Homes?

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Bonded Builders Warranty Group (BBWG) has introduced a Residential Energy Guarantee Program (REG) for new home builders. This exciting new product meets the needs of energy conscious new home builders and owners. It eliminates the fine print that accompanies the builder’s promotion of lower homeowner utility bills.

With REG, homeowners are guaranteed reimbursement for energy costs when usage exceeds a set percentage of the annual estimate indicated by HERS. Independent market research indicates that an energy use guarantee would ...

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Get Business on the Web

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Results from surveys on the use of information technology by builders and remodelers were discussed in a recent blog. The same surveys also gathered some information about company web sites. Results show that more than 85 percent of both single-family builders and remodelers have web sites, and nearly all the sites contain company history, contact information and pictures of jobs.

In addition, web sites of large builders (those with at least 25 starts) also usually provide downloadable brochures and virtual ...

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Home Design Trends for 2013

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The top home decor trends for 2013 are already emerging, and homeowners seeking a fresh look will find a lot to love. Not only can these looks be accomplished at minimal cost, they can also be coordinated in advance with builders, giving the homeowner a sense of participation in the process.

Here is a quick look at the emerging trends for 2013…

In the kitchen

Kitchens need to be functional, but in this hub of the home style is just as important.

Upholding practicality ...

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BBWG Mourns Ann Hagen

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Ann Hagen, BBWG Sales and Marketing Director serving builders in Central Florida, died March 30 after battling a long illness. She was 55.

If you had the pleasure to know and work with Ann, you know she was devoted to her work and her family. She lived in Lake Mary, Fla.

Ann worked tirelessly for BBWG, and volunteered thousands of hours to local HBAs, the Florida Home Builders Association and local charities.

Ann possessed a unique ability to make each person in her ...

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Peyton Williams retires from BBWG

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After 14 years with BBWG, serving the Coastal Carolinas, Peyton Williams retired at the end of March.

Since joining BBWG in 1999, Peyton has served his builders with integrity and sincerity. Anyone who’s had the privilege to work with Peyton knows he’s a straight-shooter with a wonderful sense of humor. His experiences in law enforcement, real estate and home building, from the Carolinas to Colorado, made him a valuable advisor to his builders and colleagues alike.
Peyton’s career in the building ...

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