New-home construction improves despite high inflation, rising mortgage rates, and the shortage of skilled labor and materials

Luna Ruth

The numbers: U.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of roughly 1.79 million in March, representing a 0.3% increase from the upwardly-revised figures for the previous month, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Compared with March 2021, housing starts were up nearly 4%. Permitting for […]

How The Pandemic Has Changed New-Home Design

Luna Ruth

It goes without saying that the pandemic changed a lot about the way we all live our lives. The ability (and in some cases, necessity) of attending work and school from home, coupled with restrictions on what we could do out in public, meant that our houses had to do […]