Residential SIP Demand Rises

Use of alternative building methods and materials is on the rise, especially in the residential construction industry. While stick-frame construction is still the norm in much of the U.S., many builders are embracing the use of Structural Insulated Panels, or … Continue reading

3 Steps to a Great Outdoor Kitchen

GC’s and subcontractors who are keeping up with the latest design trends know that more and more homeowners want their new homes equipped with outdoor kitchens. Unfortunately, one challenge many builders face with outdoor kitchens is that they are working … Continue reading

Green Climate Control Options for New Homes

Although summer traditionally begins on June 21st, most Americans begin to feel the heat long before then. But ever-increasing energy costs and concerns over environmental pollution have left some reluctant to crank up the A/C, leaving their homes stifling and … Continue reading

HUD Allocates $54 Million to Alabama for Renovation, Repair

On February 12, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $54,561,426 to Alabama public housing authorities. State agencies will now be able to make major, large-scale improvements to those properties. The funding came through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, … Continue reading

Prattville’s Winchester Ridge Breaks Ground

Montgomery, Alabama’s rural suburb, Prattville, is home to a luxurious new housing development that seamlessly marries urban convenience and country living. The developers of Winchester Ridge planned the development around the historic Booth family farm to preserve the land’s historical … Continue reading

KB Home Intensifies Interest in San Antonio Market

KB Home  has finally opened The Reserve at Southton Ranch in Bexar County, just south of downtown San Antonio past I-37. When completed, this master-planned neighborhood will add 128 new homes to the area.  KB Home is carefully developing the … Continue reading

KJIMS Homes Moves In to Naples and Marco Island Housing Market

Sarasota’s KJIMS Homes is bringing their high-end luxury homes to Naples and Marco Island. KJIMS specializes in high-end homes and top-notch customer service. The company works to provide a seamless transition of services from the design phase all the way … Continue reading

Fannie Mae Embraces LEED for Multifamily Through Lower Interest Rates

On February 6, the United States Green Building Council announced that Fannie Mae will reward green-built multifamily projects with a lower interest rate. The USGBC’s LEED rating system is one of several recognized certifications, with ENERGY STAR® and Enterprise’s Green … Continue reading

Home Buying and Wealth-Building: Is Equity Incentive Enough?

In her depth exploration of the current housing market, Nancy Cook of The Atlantic recently asked whether home ownership is still the best way for Americans to build wealth. Her answer: yes, but less so than in previous decades. “Even … Continue reading