5 Ways Your Home Is Changing

Dated: 04/02/2014

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In early February, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) gathered for the first annual Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, a new event that combined the building industry's two primary trade shows -- the International Builders' Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) -- into one mega-event that drew over 75,000 builders, designers, and product manufacturers.

Leading into the recession, while every other industry seemed to be getting smarter and more efficient, the homebuilding industry seemed to grow dumber and more wasteful than ever before: Bloated floor plans that were difficult to furnish, uncomfortable to live in, and expensive to heat and cool seemed to be the default in an industry on auto-pilot. But the housing crisis and ensuing recession made the entire industry stop and think.

Now, as we turn the page on the recession and look to the future, the question is, Have we learned from our mistakes and are we better for our quiet time? It has been said that housing led us into the recession and housing will lead us out. Here are five trends from today's homebuilding industry and a snapshot of what is to come.

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Mark Ross

For Mark Ross, founder of Ross NW Real Estate and professional real estate broker, real estate has always been the career of choice. During his 25+ years in the industry, Mark has gained experience in....

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