Home building

Adult Children Are Still Living at Home in Dallas — But It’s Worse Elsewhere

By Bethany Erickson / April 8, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Where did Dallas fall in a study of adult children living at home with their parents? What cities will dominate new home construction this year? What did housing sales look like in February? We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

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HomLuv Wants To Change The Way You Build Your Home

By Bethany Erickson / June 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

When Mark Law took his job as the vice president of product innovation for HomLuv, it necessitated a move to Austin from Seattle. His wife was still in Seattle, in fact, when the couple also became one of HomLuv’s earliest users. HomLuv.com is a visual search platform for new home buyers that takes the joy […]

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Mortgage Report: A Trade War With China Will Impact Mortgage Rates

By Joanna England / April 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Dow was down last week after news broke regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs totaling billions in the simmering trade war with China. Meanwhile, bonds rallied — at the expense of the stock market. Our most-trusted mortgage expert, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender — Wallick […]

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The Mortgage Report: Trump’s Proposed Tariffs Send Shockwaves Through Housing Market

By Joanna England / March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Trump administration announced a proposal for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, sending shockwaves through the housing market. With tariffs on Canadian lumber already driving up the cost of some types of housing, new tariffs on aluminum and steel could increase the overall cost for a new home even more. How will that affect […]

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Eighteen Years of Grand Designs Demonstrate Creativity in UK Home Building

By Jon Anderson / November 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

I’ve written about Grand Designs before. It’s the long-running UK house-building show that’s just finished its 18th season. Unlike US shows, with their short attention spans, Grand Designs follows the progress of people building their dream homes from scratch.  Sure, sometimes “scratch” means from the dirt up, but it can also mean converting an old structure […]

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Beyond HGTV: 6 British and Australian Shelter TV Shows You Should be Watching

By Jon Anderson / August 26, 2015 / 4 Comments

  “Grand Designs,” “Restoration Home,” “Restoration Man,” “Double Your House for Half the Money,” “My Dream Derelict Home,” and “The House that £100K Built” are all TV programs you’ve likely not heard of or watched … and you should … and you can. That’s because thanks to YouTube, we can enjoy these UK and Australian […]

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