Buying or Building Your Home

Learn about buying, building or remodeling your home from A to Z with these resources to help you find a builder or remodeler, organize your move, discover the latest trends and become a more educated consumer.

Buying or Building Your Home
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Homeowners enjoy many tax benefits, including the mortgage interest deduction.
12/3/2014
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These are questions that consumers should ask potential home builders.
11/21/2014
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Many builders, remodelers and related businesses in the housing industry are small businesses making vital contributions to our economy. In fact, 15% of the U.S. economy relies on housing.
11/12/2014
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If you are thinking of buying a new home, you must pay close attention to many details to ensure that you find one that will suit your needs and preferences. Before you begin your house hunt, here are a few steps you should take to help you find the home of your dreams. Step 1: Financing Your …
11/6/2014
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Learn how a Certified Green Professional can help you build a sustainable home or remodel/renovate your exisiting home.
11/5/2014
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Baby boomers, who were the largest American generation until the Millennials took over, are either retired or quickly nearing retirement age. Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 and who count more than 76 million, may be getting older, but they are definitely not ready to head to the retirement …
10/31/2014
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An NAHB survey reveals the characteristics of a typical American subdivision, including size, number of units and other features.
9/26/2014
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Written by a woman for women, this practical, insightful guide demystifies the home buying and remodeling process and empowers the reader to work confidently with architects, interior designers and contractors to strategically craft a home that complements her unique lifestyle and personality …
2008
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This brochure describes the emotional and economic impact of homeownership to Americans and why it must be supported and protected.
6/25/2014
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A growing economy, pent-up demand, competitive mortgage rates and affordable home prices will keep housing on an upward trajectory through 2015, according to economists who participated in the NAHB 2014 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar on April 23. "Housing needs an improved economy," said …
4/25/2014
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As American cities sprawl further and further away from city centers and commutes get longer and more frustrating, some people are trading the car for a subway, moving back to the city and getting creative to make use of smaller spaces.  Many "empty-nesters" need less space, so they …
10/21/2013
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It’s an unfortunate result of the recent recession — many families who had been able to keep up with their mortgage payments then lost their homes to foreclosure. And foreclosed homes often sell for less-than-market rates, making them seem like a bargain to buyers who are used to the …
7/10/2013
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Before you go to settlement on your purchase of a newly constructed home, you and your builder will do a walk-through to conduct a final inspection.  This walk-through provides an opportunity to spot items which may need to be corrected or adjusted, learn about the way your new home …
3/21/2013
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This post from NAHB's Eye on Housing blog describes why it costs less on average to maintain a new home as compared to an existing home.
3/21/2013
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An article about the steps home owners can take to get a house sold quickly.
1/2/2013
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This brochure describes the many benefits of homeownership in today's market.
5/18/2012
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Learn about the many opportunities in today’s housing market including low mortgage rates and new homes that are built to fit your lifestyle.
5/7/2012
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Home buyers have the choice of two types of houses on the market: resale or new. Home buyers planning to buy a brand-new house or condominium often cite energy efficiency, open layout, a warranty, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements as factors …
3/21/2012
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Learn about the many features of condominiums and condo living that could make buying a condo the right choice for you.
10/12/2010
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This U.S. Dept. of Transportation website provides information to help people who are moving.
4/15/2009
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