To Mortgage or to Lease: The Debate

To Mortgage or to Lease: The Debate

Rent vs Own There are many ways to live, many ways to provide and care for your family. In recent decades, providing shelter has been connected with the idea that housing should be  a long-term investment. Home ownership has multiple functions in the U.S. economy...
Seasonal Homes

Seasonal Homes

\What is a Seasonal Home? Seasons change.  Areas that are inviting during the spring and summer might become far less come fall or winter. In many desert environments, the opposite is true. Birds Fly South For the Winter (For A Reason) Millions of homeowners...
Building a Home in 2017

Building a Home in 2017

Housing Market Trends and Construction Forecasts Home Building Home building can be changed due to external economic factors. These can directly effect and shape its success. Inflation, unemployment numbers, interest rates, social or political changes alter the...
Tract Housing: The Levittown Legacy

Tract Housing: The Levittown Legacy

The years following World War II were extremely prosperous in the United States. Incomes increased from coast to coast, existing industries flourished and new ones thrived. The economic opportunity seemed limitless. Home ownership was within reach for millions. After...
Handsome Walls: The Gated Community Appeal

Handsome Walls: The Gated Community Appeal

Handsome Walls: Our inside term for those enclosures that separate gated communities from the outside world. Many meanings apply to the term “home.” In its most common context, it implies a residential building of some sort.  Even this meaning varies from person to...