What are the Key Home Design and Decorating Trends for 2014?

BestKitchenDesignfor2014

With home prices up nationwide, many people are selling now, and buying anotherhome, while others are finally able to be a first time homebuyer.  With purchases come remodels, and for 2014 the trends in home design will emphasize remodeling kitchens, according to experts at The Plan Collection (www.theplancollection.com). New looks...

Housing Markets Back to Normal in 52 Metros According to New LMI Index

Farmhouse plan

According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), Housing markets in 52 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have now returned to normal – running at 85 percent of normal activity. This is based on current permits, prices and employment data.  What this means is that...

Data Confirms Consumers Want Smaller Homes

Smaller home design.

The following U.S. Census Bureau statistics confirm what the housing industry has suspected for a while. It says that the average size of a home in the third quarter of 2008 was about 2,438 square feet.  This is down from 2,629 square feet during the second quarter. The median size of homes started in the third quarter...

Steps to Building Your Dream House

Building Your Dream House

The building of a home takes careful planning and The Plan Collection is here to help by offering this checklist as follows: 1) What’s your budget? You must determine your budget first, as the components of pricing out your home will vary based upon the area of the country in which you live in, along...

Hottest Trends in Real Estate Revealed at The Plan Collection

interior design for minimalist home

As home builders are purchasing more and more house plans online at sites like The Plan Collection, people are beginning to realize that this fact is actually offering early insights into upcoming home design trends and consumer preferences. It appears that with marked improvements in consumer confidence and home buying –...