Building Trends

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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Hawkins-Welwood Homes & CandysDirt Want to Show You Right-Sizing at 31 Abbey Creek Way

By Candy Evans / December 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

We don’t just want to show you 31 Abbey Creek Way in North Dallas, Hawkins-Welwood Homes’ brand new, easy-living model at the beautiful Lawns of Glen Abbey. We want to show you how to right-size — how to build a home with everything you want and need on a tighter footprint— at a CandysDirt exclusive expert […]

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NAHB Reports Drops in Builder Confidence Due to Housing Affordability

By Joanna England / November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports Growing housing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the sharp drop, builder sentiment still remains in positive territory. “Builders report that they continue to see signs […]

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Self-Dimming Windows: Cooling Your House Without Killing the View

By Jon Anderson / August 13, 2018 / 2 Comments

The 1960s birthed the era of astronauts, free love, and me (no connection that I’m aware of). It was also the decade that saw the invention of self-darkening glass, first seen in sunglasses. Last month I wrote about glass capable of generating electricity. But since the US Department of Energy reports 30 percent of heating […]

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Clear Winner: Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows a Reality

By Jon Anderson / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

No, it’s not April Fools’ Day, it’s the future. When you look at the types of renewable power available – hydro, geothermic, wind, etc. – only one has the potential to completely supply the world’s energy needs — solar power. Did you know that harnessing just 0.02 percent of the solar energy that reaches the […]

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