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Weekly Scrap Pile – Which U.S. Cities Have Record-Setting Home Prices?January 14th, 2015 by
The new year is here and we’re excited to hit the ground running in 2015! While 2014 was a good year, it looks as though 2015 will be even better for the residential construction industry. This week’s scrap pile contains a few articles pertaining to growth and trends in 2015.
Eight Cities Where U.S. Home Prices Are Setting New Records
While home prices are still down around 10% nationally from where they were at the peak in 2006, many of the country’s largest metropolitan cities are returning to new highs. See which US cities make the list in this article from the Wall Street Journal.
2015 Trends: The Solar Boom?
The beginning of a new year always bring predictions on what will be the biggest trends of the year. According to TecHome Builder, one to keep an eye out for in 2015 will be related to energy.
The future of interior design and 2015 home remodeling trends: ‘Fewer lines, less stress’
Although we’re only a couple weeks into the new year, many home experts point out home designs and features that they forsee as being major trends for 2015. Homes & Gardens of the Northwest reached out to several companies who are experts in this area to see where they’ll put their focus this year.
New Home Sales at 438,000 Annual Rate in November
The U.S. Census Bureau teamed up with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to release estimates on November 2014 sales of single-family houses. See where the numbers are compared to the previous month and previous year.