Building Trends

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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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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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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Market Sputter in Frisco, Continued: Where is the Sizzle Stopping?

By Candy Evans / November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Once again, Frisco makes national Real Estate news, not for being the very best community to live, or the fastest-growing community in the U.S., but for being oversupplied with brand new homes as the real estate market shifts from a seller’s paradise to a buyer’s market, and as new home sales dip nationwide by almost […]

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Green Roofs Are a Fast-Growing Trend

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 17, 2017 / 2 Comments

Matt Smith Special Contributor As in fashion, there are also some popular trends in the roofing industry. Sustainability is one, and in the next year, homeowners across the planet will be building new homes, and each will need a well-constructed, functional, aesthetically correct roof. If the roof is made of eco-friendly material – even better! […]

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Dallas Builders Association Hosts State of The Industry Summit April 13

By Joanna England / March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The economic climate in Dallas and in the nation has shone a light on the challenges our region faces: labor shortages, tight housing supply, and steadily increasing home prices. What does the future look like considering the conditions today? Find out that and more during the Dallas Builders Association “State of the Industry” Summit from […]

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