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July

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The Plan Collection Announces Home Design 2020 Predictions and Top 5 Current Trends 

(SCARSDALE, NY) – With Americans’ technology-dominated lives, it’s no surprise that today’s home design is following suit. The Plan Collection, the pioneer of online home and design plans, divulges that 2020 home architectural design is trending to accommodate Americans’ busy, … Continue reading

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2018 will be one of the Triangle’s busiest years for builders

Get used to the construction — it’s not going away anytime soon. And the new skyscraper you were just getting used to is going to be followed up by several more. There are 2.6 million square feet of office space … Continue reading

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Some Lowe’s employees are wearing exoskeletons to work

“Lowe’s is committed to exploring opportunities that improve the workplace experience. As a way to support our employees, we found a unique opportunity to collaborate with Virginia Tech to develop one of the first retail applications for robotic exosuits,” Lowe’s … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s homes to be built by robots

Just like everyone else, the construction industry is turning to automation. A new report on Bloomberg.com notes that modular factories are saving American developers both time and money while filling in the labor gap. An example the authors of the … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Embrace Disruptive Technologies

Technology has changed everything from information sharing and media to entire economic sectors, spurring enormous efficiencies in such industries as manufacturing, financial services and entertainment. Yet in real estate, builders, developers and brokerages alike have been relatively slow to adopt … Continue reading

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How Do I Engage With Customers on Instagram?

    Instagram is primarily a visual platform, used to share photos and videos. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use text to connect with customers on Instagram. One way to engage your followers is to post a photo along … Continue reading

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METROINTELLIGENCE ECONOMIC

Pending home sales in March maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the South saw an uptick in contract … Continue reading

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Trump’s Tax Proposal Means For The Housing Market

Last week the White House released what it is calling a “first draft” of President Donald Trump’s promised tax-cut plan. The outline, which fits on a single page, largely adheres to pledges Trump made on the campaign trail, as well … Continue reading

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Building Trades Warranty Report

Unlike most other industries, in the new home construction business, the builders have lower warranty expense rates than many of their suppliers. But the makers of appliances and heating/cooling systems are now cutting their costs and narrowing the gap between … Continue reading

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