Latest Study Shows Average Buyer Expected to Stay in a Home 13 Years

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A recent article  published by NAHB shows that, based on a long-run calculation that averages mobility tendencies over a number of years, the typical buyer of a single-family home can be expected to stay in the home approximately 13 years before moving out.

This work updates a previous article that used data from the American Housing Survey (funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and conducted in odd-numbered years by the Census Bureau) through 2007.   The new ...

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Residential Construction Spending Rises for Eighth Consecutive Month

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NAHB reports that spending on private residential construction activity ticked 0.4% higher on a month-to-month basis during November 2012. October’s preliminary reading of a 3% gain was bumped down to a 1.3% increase, but at the same time the initial estimate for September was pushed upward from 1.1% to 2.9%. Spending has increased in each of the last 8 months (and 15 of the last 16), rising to a 4-year high and nearly 33% above the ...

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So How Could a Warranty Help Me?

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By Ken Ward

So How Could a Warranty Help Me?

This question was posed to me while sponsoring an NAHB event earlier this year by a woman who introduced herself as the wife of a home builder. During our conversation, I learned she wears many hats in her family-run company and holds a position in her local HBA.

That day she was wearing her Risk Manager hat. Her question was asked from the right perspective, not “Would the warranty pay?” but rather “How ...

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Michael Eisner to Keynote IBS

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Legendary entertainment industry leader Michael Eisner will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 NAHB International Builders Show, the housing industry’s largest annual trade show and exhibition. The show, held Jan. 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will play host to professionals representing all facets of the housing industry from around the world. Eisner will address attendees on Jan. 22, during the IBS Opening Ceremonies. Be sure to visit BBWG at the show. We’ll be in Booth 2350.

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Customer Perception

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By Sheila Morgan

Pick up any business related book, newspaper or trade journal and you will probably find an article about customer service. This important component of any business is fodder for columnists and writers. The quality and effectiveness of a customer service program can determine how successful that business will be.

Regardless of product or price, how customers perceive their importance to a business can make or break that business. Survey after survey has proven that point. Unfortunately, many customers don’t ...

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So How Could a Warranty Help Me?

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By Ken Ward

So How Could a Warranty Help Me?

This question was posed to me while sponsoring an NAHB event earlier this year by a woman who introduced herself as the wife of a home builder. During our conversation, I learned she wears many hats in her family-run company and holds a position in her local HBA.

That day she was wearing her Risk Manager hat. Her question was asked from the right perspective, not “Would the warranty pay?” but rather “How ...

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Bathroom Trends for 2013

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Although what people do in the bathroom may not change much over the decades, the fashion of fixtures and finishes changes almost every year.

For 2013 bathroom trends are looking to be a mix of natural elements and contemporary lines with a dash of color to lift the spirits, according to the blog BoldSky.

Culminating into a truly luxurious bathing experience, here are the emerging bathroom trends for 2013 that we know you will want to try this coming year.

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WiFi Experience

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Just about every home buyer these days will install at least one wireless internet router in the home. Asking a potential buyer about his or her wireless needs shows that you as a builder are concerned with their total satisfaction.

How well does WiFi work in your homes? If you have a model or a homeowner who will give you feedback, take time to get some real world information on how well WiFi works in a particular home. Consider making an ...

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Michael Eisner to Keynote IBS

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Legendary entertainment industry leader Michael Eisner will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 NAHB International Builders Show, the housing industry’s largest annual trade show and exhibition. The show, held Jan. 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will play host to professionals representing all facets of the housing industry from around the world. Eisner will address attendees on Jan. 22, during the IBS Opening Ceremonies. Be sure to visit BBWG at the show. We’ll be in Booth 2350.

“The Opening ...

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