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Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Ask the average insurance adjuster to name a building’s biggest enemy. The answer won’t be fire, bugs or structural failure. It’s water. New products are coming on the market to help your buyers save money and add value to their homes.

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Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Society’s general acceptance of and reliance on technology is quickly permeating the housing industry. In fact, a recent survey found the portion of Americans who say they’d feel comfortable applying online for a mortgage is greater than those who’d consider online dating.

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Hidden Tech: Stashing Speakers and TVs

Filed in Design, Home Building, Technology by on March 21, 2018 2 Comments
Hidden Tech: Stashing Speakers and TVs

Speakers, subwoofers and TVs can disappear into a room with the proper planning and the right installer.

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Driverless Cars Might Intersect with Housing Industry

Filed in Economics, Technology by on February 12, 2018 4 Comments
Driverless Cars Might Intersect with Housing Industry

Self-driving cars are becoming a reality, and a new NAHB survey shows how they could potentially impact prospective home buyers.

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‘Best of IBS’ Award Winners Announced

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show, Technology by on January 22, 2018 0 Comments
‘Best of IBS’ Award Winners Announced

NAHB named the winning products in its sixth annual Best of IBS Awards during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando. The awards were presented during a ceremony on the final day of the Show.

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Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Technology by on October 26, 2017 3 Comments
Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

An upcoming vote could change the Uniform Mechanical Code and add at least $5,000 to the cost of a new home in California and the five other states that would adopt it.

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NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

Filed in Design, Student Chapters, Technology by on October 23, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

The chapter partnered with University of California, Berkeley for the competition, which challenges college teams to build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses.

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Wire Fraud Creeps Through Real Estate Industry

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on October 6, 2017 0 Comments
Wire Fraud Creeps Through Real Estate Industry

Email hackers are becoming increasingly devious. And now, more of them are targeting home buyers.

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Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Modular homes can play a valuable role in the recovery following severe weather such as a hurricane, because they can be built quickly and offsite in a controlled environment, among other benefits to builders.

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‘Connected’ Homes: Trends and Key Legal Issues

Filed in Home Building, Legal, Technology by on September 6, 2017 0 Comments
‘Connected’ Homes: Trends and Key Legal Issues

A look at the emerging trends in connected-home technology and potential liability concerns and ways to make sure you are properly conveying to customers any risks associated with this new and expanding market.

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