Building Trends

Learn Building Off the Grid With Cat Taylor’s Cob Homes

By Karen Eubank / March 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

Remember Little House on the Prairie? Social distancing and hanging out with only family members was the norm back then. Now that it’s our new norm, and we plant victory gardens and embrace the habits of our great grandparents, can building our own homes be far behind? Maybe not. Cat Taylor is ready to show […]

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Should Builders Be Forced to Account for Climate Change?

By Joanna England / February 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s a ground-breaking new policy in New Jersey that could keep builders from doing just that — breaking ground. Could Texas be next? Of course, with 130 miles of coastline and a shore that has become a pop culture reference, New Jersey has a lot to lose if sea levels continue to rise and storm […]

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Starting Sept. 1, HB 2439 Will Provide Choice, Diversity in Housing

By Candy's Dirt / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports Area homebuyers grappling with affordability challenges and lack of diversity in housing choices will soon see significant relief thanks to the Texas Legislature. HB 2439, which passed by overwhelming majorities in the House (133 to 9) and Senate (26 to 5), was signed into law by the governor and becomes effective on Sept. […]

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Outdoor Living Out? Laundry Rooms, Big Closets In? NAHB Shouldn’t Mess With Texas

By Candy Evans / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m a wee skeptical of The National Association of Home Builders 2018 survey of “thousands of U.S. homebuyers” for must-haves. I have no doubt these things were tops on consumer’s wish list, and were accurately reported. I just think housing preferences are more regional. And this list is too national.  These are features buyers ranked […]

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Dallas Builders Association State of the Industry Summit Set for March 26

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From the Dallas Builders Association The State of the Industry Summit, presented by Zillow Group, will feature NAHB CEO Jerry Howard, Metrostudy Regional Director Paige Shipp and Zillow Group Insights Director Mary Kaye O’Brien. The Summit, will be held on Tuesday, March 26 from 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30) until 11:30 a.m. at Venue […]

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New-Build Home: What I’d Expect For $1 Million

By Jon Anderson / February 5, 2019 / 9 Comments

Don’t let reports of a real estate slowdown (actually more of a return to normalcy) convince you that new homes aren’t being built – especially new, expensive homes. Having toured a few newly built homes listed above $1 million, I am surprised at what’s missing. I’m not talking about mink toilet seats and diamond-studded coffee […]

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