Kelly Cook Real Estate Group, PC

The CEO of one of the largest US homebuilders perfectly summed up the housing market
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  • housing market,new home construction,job market,unemployment,new home ambassador,builder trade in program

US real estate is so large and complex that it can sometimes be hard to get a good view of the health of the market. Between the boatload of data and the nearly 70 million single-family homes, it's rare to get a full picture of the state of the housing market.

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Gadget of the Month: Ring Video Doorbell
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Picture it: someone rings your door bell and you answer — by video.

No need to get up from the couch or peek out the window because you don’t answer the door unless you expect company. In fact, you don’t even need to be home. Answer your door from the comfort of anywhere and via your smartphone, tablet or computer with the Ring video doorbell ($199).

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New home sales climb 3.1% in September
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Sales of new single-family houses in September came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rate was 3.1% above the downwardly-revised August rate of 575,000 and 29.8% above the September 2015 estimate of 457,000.

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Connected Appliances: The Voice of the Future
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  • new home construction,new home ambassador,smart home,connected apliances

 

Years ago, the Jetsons showed us what homes would be like in the future — a robot maid and computerized systems controlling everything, from temperature to food preparation to lighting and entertainment.

With the advent of smart home technology, we’re almost there. One area that’s been lagging behind, though, is connected appliances. Where do we stand and what does the industry have in store? Are connected appliances the voice of the future?

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App of the Month: Housepad – A Home for Your Home
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  • app to manage your home,manage chores,app for chores,new home ambassador,new home construction,new home sales,builder trade in program

Are you having a hard time juggling housekeeping between your spouse, kids and hired help? The easiest solution might be found tucked away in your pocket right now.

Designed to help you “love going home,” the Housepad App for smart phones and tablets is a home organization tool that has just about everything you and your family need to keep things running smoothly in your new home.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building Process
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  • home building process,buying a new home,new home ambassador,new homes,builder trade in program

Here's what to expect during the major phases of construction.

Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works. The following overview outlines the typical steps your builder will take in the construction of a home and will help keep you abreast of what happens at key stages.

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U.S. new home sales fall in August but trend still positive
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New U.S. single-family home sales posted their biggest decline in nearly a year in August after soaring to nine-year highs the month before, with analysts saying the trend in sales remains positive.

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National home builder confidence nears pre-recession levels in September
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  • new home sales,new home construction,builder confidence,new home ambassador,housing inventory

U.S. home builder confidence was back in spades during September, close to levels previously seen in 2005 before the Great Recession.

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Construction worker shortage weighs on hot U.S. housing market
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  • new home shortage,construction jobs,demand for new homes,new home ambassador

 

The drumbeat of hammers echoes most mornings through suburban Denver, where Jay Small, the owner of company that frames houses, is building about 1,300 new homes this year.

That's more than triple what he built a few years ago, when “you couldn’t buy a job” in the residential construction industry, he said.

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3 key takeaways from the latest housing market reports
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  • new home construction,new homes,new home sales,existing home sales,housing cycle

The housing market has been slowly climbing out of the Great Recession, and it still has a long way to go before reaching what are considered normal production levels. This month, a new trend started to emerge in the residential reports released throughout August. And according to experts, that trend mirrors exactly where the market should be.

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