The Modern Minimalist Home

In recent years, we have seen a veritable explosion in the simple/minimal house market. Looking to scale down their lifestyles, be it for financial, environmental, or myriad other reasons, Americans are trimming off the excess square footage. Minimalist homes offer exactly what one would need, and nothing else. Our lives are complicated enough as it […]

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The Evolution of Barn Style Homes

The Evolution of Barn Style Homes

Barn style homes, they’re like the hipsters of the architectural world. They were cool back in the day, then fell out of fashion, and now they’re back and cooler than ever. The barn style home originated, well, in barns. Back in the day, farmers needed a place to store their hay and house their livestock, […]

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U.S. Lumber Prices Have Fallen to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

US Lumber Prices Have Fallen to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

It’s the end of 2022 and lumber prices are almost back to where they were before the pandemic started. When Covid-19 struck the United States in 2020 it affected nearly every aspect of American life. The lumber industry was particularly hit hard, with more people doing projects on their own while at home, and an […]

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3 Barndominium House Plans that are Hot in 2022

Barndominium House Design

After seeing the title, you might be asking, “what on earth is a barndominium.” Barndominiums offer huge spaces for fun, work, and relaxation. As the name would suggest, barndominium plans, or barn house plans, are fashioned in the style of country barns. However, they are much more exciting than your average farm storage building. Here […]

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The Impact of Inflation on the Housing Market

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Impact Of Inflation When investors hear the term “inflation,” it can make them grind their teeth in frustration. It means that money is getting devalued, since goods and services are getting more expensive. This is the most prominent consequence or symptom of inflation, but there are other negative impacts of inflation as well. One of […]

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A Quick Guide to Building a Custom Home

Many people have the dream of not just owning their own home, but owning a brand new house. It can be stressful and nerve-racking, but designing a contemporary house plan and building a custom home means you can get exactly what you want. A new home can be a true oasis, with every modern feature […]

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What to Know About French Country House Plans

If you are looking for a home that is sophisticated, arty, and elegant, then a French Country home might be your perfect choice. They offer a unique European style and charm, whether you are admiring them from the curb or taking a tour inside. They are primarily inspired by homes from Provence, which is a […]

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New Home Sales and Manufacturing Signal Rising Economy

Even though raw materials continue to be in scarce demand, U.S manufacturing activity in Q3 of this year was incredibly strong. As our economy reopens, there has been a sharp increase in domestic demand. This may not be sustainable, but it is a good sign as factories look to get back on their feet. IHS […]

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ICF Construction in Single Family Homes

What are the pros and cons using ICF Construction for my home? ICF = Insulated concrete form (ICF) is a system of expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid blocks separated by plastic web spacers. It is used as an integrated concrete form to pour a concrete wall instead of a traditional wood form. … and it is so […]

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