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New House Plan Trends Surface as Housing Markets Return to Normal Activity
According to the new National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI),on October 7, 2013 the group stated that the housing markets in 52 out of approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have now returned to or exceeded their pre-recessionary levels of activity. What this means is that finally the nationwide housing market is running at 85 percent of normal activity. The index’s score of .85 is based on current permits, prices and employment data nationwide. (Source for historical information and charts, please go to nahb.org/lmi.) With this news comes those cities who are topping  the LMI list -- Baton Rouge, LA., scored 1.41 (41 percent) better than its last normal market level. Other major metr Read more
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Published On : 01-01-1753
Author :Brian Toolan
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Design Trends in Renovation & House Plans for Home Builders
Here are some things that are happening right now in interior renovations and new house plans for home builders. This year word has it that designs will have cleaner lines and more open spaces.   Overall, trends are indicating that new construction is more contemporary with much cleaner lines and more glass and metal. Home exteriors and interiors now have cleaner lines with more glass and stone. And while some house plans for home builders feature more traditional exteriors, people are choosing modern, open concepts on the inside of the home – fewer hallways and no more small, wasted rooms. An open floor plan (Left: The Plan Collection's House Plan #161-1022) means more useable space — for instance, the kitchen th Read more
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Published On : 04-03-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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