Home Buyer Age Impacts Home Size Preference According to NAHB Survey

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Home Buyer Age Impacts Home Size Preference According to NAHB Survey: “<p /><b>WASHINGTON — </b>A recent study from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows variations in home buyer preferences with regards to home size when it comes to age, race and ethnicity.</p>

<p />NAHBs ‘What Home Buyers Really Want,’ surveyed more than 3,600 home buyers across the country on various characteristics of new homes. Based on the results, the median desired home size is 2,226 square feet. ...

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BBWG Announces Residential Energy Guarantee Program

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Residential Energy Guarantee

Bonded Builders Warranty Group, a subsidiary of Bankers Financial Corporation, announced the launch of its new Residential Energy Guarantee at the Residential Energy Service Network conference in Orlando.

BBWG’s new guarantee is based on the RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, a leading building industry standard measuring home energy efficiency. With the BBWG Residential Energy Guarantee, homeowners are reimbursed for energy costs when usage exceeds 115 percent ...

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Evidence of Growing Labor Shortages in Home Building

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Growing shortages of many types of labor are already starting to have an adverse effect on home building in some parts of the country, according to a recent NAHB survey.

The survey consisted of special questions periodically included on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey, asking single-family builders about shortages of labor in 12 categories: carpenters-rough, carpenters-finished, electricians, excavators, framing crews, roofers, plumbers, bricklayers/masons, painters, weatherization workers, HVAC and building maintenance managers.  After an absence of several years, ...

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NAHB Study Reveals What Home Buyers Really Want

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The housing downturn of the last few years affected not only the number of new homes that are built each year, but also the characteristics, features and size of the ones that do get built. Builders and other industry professionals now have an opportunity to find out what home buyers really want and will not give up in today’s market, as well as which features they are ready to leave behind in light of current economic realities with a new ...

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Home Building Job Growth Ahead

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Housing construction activity has increased significantly over the last year across the three primary sectors of home building: single-family, multifamily and remodeling. That growth in turn means good news for those businesses that support residential construction, including building suppliers and other associated enterprises. While the NAHB forecast for this year calls for additional growth, there are likely to be monthly ups and downs along the way.

For example, Census construction spending data reported flat in ...

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Builders Applaud Bill to Restore Flow of Credit

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In a major step forward to spur job and economic growth and keep the housing recovery on track, Reps. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced bipartisan legislation that would help provide home builders access to credit for viable home building projects.

“We commend Reps. Miller and McCarthy for acting to remove a major impediment to the housing recovery by promoting legislation that will enable home builders to obtain construction loans in order to put construction crews back to ...

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Bonded Builders Warranty Group Announces Residential Energy Guarantee Program for New Home Builders

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Residential Energy GuaranteeGuarantee will support builders who construct HERS-rated new homes

Protection for new home purchasers when energy usage is above annual consumption estimates

St. Petersburg, FL (February 28 2013) – Bonded Builders Warranty Group (BBWG), a subsidiary of Bankers Financial Corporation, today announced the launch of its new Residential Energy Guarantee at the Residential Energy Service Network (RESNET) conference in Orlando, FL. BBWG’s new guarantee is based on the RESNET ...

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IBS Bowling Champion Wins a New TV

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Bonded Builders Warranty Group congratulates Ken Smith of Banister Homes. Ken’s Wii Bowling skills won him a shot in our grand prize drawing for a 60-inch TV at the International Builders Show earlier this month in Las Vegas. Ken, who’s pictured here on the right with Kathy Spence of Banister Homes and John Lashley of BBWG, received a gift card to pick up a TV at a local ...

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Building Industry Calendar for February 2013

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Feb. 27 to March 1 — RESNET 2013 Conference Orlando

April 29 to May 1 — National Green Building Conference & Expo Nashville

May 7-9 — National Hardware Show Las Vegas

May 14-15 — ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction New York

June 5-6 — PCBC Homebuilding Tradeshow San Diego

Oct. 17-18 — The Remodeling Show Chicago

Oct. 30 — Building Industry Show Pasadena

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