Biggest Trends in Single Family Home Building from the 2013 Survey of Construction (SOC)

Among some other trends, we do know that American homeowners are now up sizing to a “forever home” that can accommodate family members for future senior living, thanks to all the baby boomers who are coming of senior age these days.  According to a recent study called the “2013 Characteristics of New...

View Your House Plan in 3D

It may seem a little bit far-fetched, but 3D printing of house plans is now enabling customers to purchase and view their house plans in 3D. The latest printing technology can use software files to convert your house plans or blueprints into an actual physical model of your home. It is great for home builders...

Goodbye Dining Rooms, Hello Open Floor Plans

Open floor plan image of kitchen and dining area in vaulted space.

Young Families and Millenials Ditch the Dining Room and Embrace Open Floor Plan Layouts. Traditionalists may never be able to give up their formal dining rooms, but young Americans and homeowners are increasingly looking at houses with dining rooms re-imagined or removed from the floor plan entirely. A trend that began over a decade...

Home Prices Continue to Rise at Steady Pace in 2014

New England sytle house plan

Experts everywhere said that home prices would continue to rise in 2014 at a slow, more steady pace. The housing recovery pushed up home prices everywhere in the U.S. Clear Capital, a provider of real estate data and analysis, said that over the last year or so, home prices rose in *225 of the 276 cities...

Defining a Good Neighborhood to Build a Home

City neighborhoods are no different than residential neighborhoods when it comes to looking at all the facts.

Now that the housing market has recovered, many people are examining their options when it comes to selling their homes, upgrading, looking at online house plan websites like The Plan Collection and moving to new neighborhoods. What should a person look for when they are going through this process? Most real estate agents will tell...