The tides seem to be turning in the realm of home building and construction. After more than a year of uncertainty, there’s a noticeable uptick in sentiment among home builders and contractors. Diane Olick, in a compelling article on CNBC, attributes this shift to lower mortgage rates. While mortgage rates indeed play a role, there’s […]

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This is a question we often receive from our realtor friends and clients: should you build a house or buy an existing one? It’s an excellent question to ask if you’re in the market for moving or relocating. Each option has its pros and cons, and there are some hidden factors to consider. Let’s take […]

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Interest rates are currently high and home sale volume is declining. While some home prices are stabilizing or even decreasing slightly, there is still a shortage of inventory in many areas. Demand for quality homes in good condition and desirable neighborhoods is still outpacing supply. Despite a potential decrease in buyers in some areas, there […]

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The age-old question of whether to build a new house or buy an existing one continues to perplex homebuyers and those looking to relocate. Each option comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, some of which may not be immediately apparent. In this blog post, we delve into the intricacies of building versus […]

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As the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure expands, contractors are at the forefront of building charging stations to meet the growing demand. However, an emerging concern threatens the integrity of these installations – copper theft. In this blog post, we explore the increasing risks associated with copper theft in EV charging stations and discuss why contractors […]

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One of the most common questions we receive is about how to obtain a building permit. Some types of work do not require a permit, so it is critical to determine if one is needed. If a permit is required, how can it be obtained? Let’s look at an example of a building permit application […]

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For builders and contractors, staying attuned to the dynamics of the real estate market is crucial. The specter of the 2008 real estate crash looms large in the memory of many industry professionals, making them cautious about the prospect of building new homes. As we find ourselves in 2023, questions about the direction of house […]

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The pain in the lumber market is not over. According to an article from Business Insider, commodities experts and analysts are saying that 2023, particularly the beginning of the year, is going to be even more difficult for lumber producers and mills than the previous year. They’re calling it ‘treacherous’. According to the article, lumber […]

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The real estate market is a dynamic arena influenced by various factors, and the current landscape is no exception. Despite high-interest rates and a slowdown in home sales volume, the scarcity of inventory remains a significant challenge. This blog post delves into the intricacies of the real estate market, exploring the delicate balance between supply […]

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The real estate market is a dynamic arena influenced by various factors, and the current landscape is no exception. Despite high-interest rates and a slowdown in home sales volume, the scarcity of inventory remains a significant challenge. This blog post delves into the intricacies of the real estate market, exploring the delicate balance between supply […]

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