The HBRA of Fairfield County is an association that represents and advances the interests of the home building,
remodeling and land development industries in Fairfield County, CT.
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    According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 95% of homebuyers used the internet as part of their home search last year. When narrowed to just millennials, that figure jumps to 99%. Mobile is also catching on, with 58% of millennials and 46% of Gen-Xers using a device such as a smartphone or tablet to find their home.
    Later this month, Greenwich and Darien will serve as the backdrop for part of a Fairfield County building industry group’s first Luxury Home Tour.Two of four speculative homes featured on the tour planned to promote work by members of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County are in Greenwich. Karp Associates built a $5.4 million, 4,000-square-foot Old Greenwich home on North Crossway, which includes private balconies with views of Long Island Sound and a boat-docking facility. In Riverside, Argus Development will show a $6.5 million, 7,405-square-foot home that includes a wine cellar and private gym.
    Architects have reported an increase in demand for outdoor kitchens, according to the American Institute of Architects' Home Design Trends Survey for the fourth quarter of 2016.
    So far, consumer home buyers are looking at interest rate increases and saying, 'meh,' we want the new home more.
    The resurgence of mid-century modern has been so popular for so long—the better part of two decades—it’s not much of a resurgence anymore, according to Stephanie Henley, principal of Beasley & Henley Interior Design.
    Aging in place has a perception problem. The number of older Americans is steadily growing as the baby boomer generation ages. Yet that group has, by and large, proven reluctant to renovate their homes to accommodate eventual changes in mobility, even though many say they want to stay in their current residence for the long-term. Budget is one concern holding them back, as is the hesitance to be proactive about meeting their own future needs.
    Over-regulation of the building industry at the municipal level is holding back the economy, industry leaders told local and state legislators Wednesday night.
    Skepticism about the future of Connecticut’s business climate was evident in the questions legislators fielded from members of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County, or HBRA, at the trade organization’s annual legislative night hosted in Norwalk.
    Baby boomers and millennials will be driving forces behind solid growth in the remodeling market that is projected through 2025, according to a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
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