The US has been in a period of economic expansion, with strong domestic spending and the lowest unemployment rate since 2008—5.1 percent according to the Labor Department in September—prompting some analysts to believe the Fed would raise rates this month.
Aging is something that we all like to put off thinking about, but preparing for later years doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. When preparing your house for your golden years, simple planning and feature modifications can go a long way to ensuring that you’ll continue to maximize the usability and joy of your home.
Building may still be seen as lagging behind on the technology front. Building a home still requires more labor-intensive work, while other industries have replaced the craftsmen’s touch with computers and machines.
According to a recent blog post from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), homes under construction have risen for the 28th straight month. As the economy continues to strengthen, so is the housing market.
For many of us, building a home is one of the biggest financial decisions we make in our lifetime. Of course, the time that then follows from drafting house plans to moving day is filled with more decisions. Just more than 20 years ago, we were making many of those decisions as we built our home. With this blog we aim to demystify the construction process and make navigating through these choices easy.