Hottest Housing Markets for the Next Five Years

    The housing market is still dealing with troubles from the last boom-and-bust cycle. However, in the last year home values have risen 4% to 5% according to economic strategists. Millennials are now entering their peak nesting years at a time when the construction of single-family homes still hasn’t recovered from the cutbacks that followed the financial crisis. Nationally, inventory is 9% lower[...]

    New Home Trends: What’s Popular for Today's Buyers?

    Trends are constantly changing, and the world of homebuilding is no exception. The wants and needs of home buyers have changed drastically throughout the years, and a recent article on ConstructionDIVE.com highlights the current trends in new home amenities. According to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), builders and remodelers reported buyers’ most-requested amenity as being[...]

    Carl Seville Earns Certification as Green Rater under USGBC'S Accreditation Program

    Carl Seville (pictured), Atlanta area-based green home builder, educator and consultant on sustainability to the residential construction industry, is now certified as a Green Rater under the U. S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Rating System. The LEED for Homes program was launched in 2008, and to meet the need for on-site verification by a qualified rater, the Green[...]

    High Rise Trash Becomes Greener

    As more and more emphasis is placed on becoming green and building green, Nu-Recycling Technology Inc. introduces the NuReTec 3000 Automatic Recycling Stytem.  This automated recycling system is designed to work with just one chute and at the touch of the button.  The company anticipates much interest from multifamily housing professionals including architects, developers and other construction professionals as they[...]

    Consumers choose "green building" to save on energy costs

    It's simple, really. Consumers see "green building" as something that will save them money on energy costs. A survey conducted for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirms that a desire for greater energy efficiency drives consumers to choose a green-built home. The survey, conducted during the week of Oct. 15 by the Public Opinion Strategies, polled 800 folks nationwide about[...]

    Haven Properties home reduces medical costs for Atlanta family

    Home buyers are finding a difference in a Haven Properties high performance home -- one with EarthCraft construction that not only controls air intake, but also filters fresh air at the industry's best level, keeping pollen at bay. "Last fall, we took our daughter to the emergency room about once a week because of allergies to pollen. We thought we'd have[...]