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A Q&A On Prefab Homes

A Q&A On Prefab Homes

‘Prefabulous Small Houses’ author Sheri Koones explains the evolution, and the appeal, of prefab construction. SHERI KOONES is the author of six “Prefabulous” books, including “Prefabulous Small Houses” (Taunton Press, 2016; $21.95), which features 32 gorgeously...
Updates on Single Family Homes

Updates on Single Family Homes

10% of 2016 Single-Family Home Builds were Tear-Downs Roughly 10.2% of single-family homes started in 2016 qualify as tear-down starts, up from 7.7% in 2015, according to the latest estimates from NAHB. As defined here, a tear-down start means a home built on a site...
How Long Will It Take to Build My Modular Home?

How Long Will It Take to Build My Modular Home?

Most people will go through the process of moving into a new home several times in their adult life. For many, that means buying an existing used home or buying a home newly built in a community. The process to purchase and move into one of these homes is relatively...
Old Shipping Containers Given New Life

Old Shipping Containers Given New Life

Article credit:  http://mymodernmet.com/modern-shipping-container-homes/ If you’ve ever been to a port city, you’ve probably seen shipping containers. They’re massive corrugated metal bins that hold everything from clothing to electronics to cars. Their utility...