National Association of Home Builders Archive

6 Most Popular Projects Home Owners Target With Remodeling

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Kitchens and bathrooms remain the top jobs home owners are taking on in remodeling projects, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. The top remodeling projects of home...
May 14, 2012

More Home Owners Show an Interest in Remodeling Again

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home improvement is on more home owners’ radar as the home remodeling industry recently saw its biggest gains in more than four years. Experts are pointing to the uptick as a long-awaited recovery...
May 9, 2011

What New Homes in 2015 Will Look Like

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The sluggish housing market has reshaped what Americans will look for in their next home as home owners get more practical with their wish-list and wiser about their use of space. By 2015,...
March 28, 2011

Who are “Green” Buyers and Sellers?

By Erik Fowler This is the third article in a series designed to help you make sense of the green landscape as a real estate professional. REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog and I are excited to be...
June 26, 2009

Shrinking Homes: How Small Will Homes Go?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Have the days of the 4,000-square-foot McMansion come to an end? Maybe, according to a recent article in The Los Angeles Times by Nicholas Riccardi (see Home Sizes Change With the Times) The size of...
May 27, 2009

“Green” Kitchens, Products, Designs: Is it the New Buzz Word?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot talk about “green” building lately. The U.S. Green Building Council has called energy-efficient home construction one of the few industries that is growing and thriving in the softened economy. According...
March 3, 2009