Austinites Protest Building Code Restrictions on Accessory Housing

Austin has been feeling a housing crunch for the past few years now, and as the tech explosion continues to bring transplants to Austin, it’s only getting worse. Many homes in Austin feature “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs)—also known as granny … Continue reading

Poor Water Quality Wrecks Florida Property Value

Red algae bloom threatens the coastlines of Lee and Collier counties, causing rental and investment revenue to plummet. A recent report by the Florida Realtors organization found that discolored coastal water can suppress property values and even force homeowners to … Continue reading

Kalea Bay Highrise Breaks Ground in Naples

HBW subscribers in Naples already know about the residential construction opportunities available in Kalea Bay, and anyone else who’s seeking home building job leads will surely want to check this out. On May 18, construction began on the first of … Continue reading

First-Time Buyers Slowly Returning to Housing Market

Although they aren’t totally back in the game yet, first-time buyers are claiming a larger share of the housing market. Builders, realtors, and market analysts at last week’s Homebuilding & Building Products Conference in New York commented on the uptick … Continue reading

New Home Construction Builds U.S. Economy

If the April housing stats are any indicator (and they are), America’s home building industry has rebounded from an abysmal winter season. New home starts came at the fastest pace in seven years, and the ramped-up construction is boosting materials … Continue reading

KB Home Building Anti-Drought Houses

KB Home residences fight the drought with a Nexus eWater system. Photo Courtesy of Nexus eWater.  While opinions on the causes are diverse and divisive, there is little doubt that climate irregularity has left drought-ridden communities all over the U.S. high and … Continue reading

Tyler Prepares for a Building Boom

Construction professionals seeking home building job leads should check out HBW’s building permit reports for the DFW metroplex and surrounding counties. According to a recent report by the Smith County Appraisal District, the market for newly-built homes in Tyler and … Continue reading

Orlando’s Sawgrass Pointe Celebrates Grand Opening

HBW subscribers in the Orlando area welcome the grand opening of KB Home’s new Sawgrass Pointe development. Located off of I-4, SR417 and SR 528, the community is convenient to the area’s choice shopping, employment, and recreation destinations. The lots … Continue reading

Solar is the New Normal

The excitement over Tesla Energy’s Powerwall and Powerblock is only the latest indication that solar is rapidly becoming the new normal for construction. Growing numbers of construction companies nationwide are including batteries and other equipment alongside the conventional utility panel … Continue reading

Construction Employment is an Economic Engine

The construction industry is a major driver of the economy. New home start numbers are a classic indicator of a region’s economic health. But as Sharon O’Malley of Construction Drive recently discovered, it’s the construction industry’s high employment rate that … Continue reading