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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    Even with apprenticeships and other training programs, finding new workers is a challenge.
    Home builders across the country were getting hammered by skyrocketing lumber prices earlier this year. And now, more of them are reporting issues with lumber supply, too.
    The design for the modern home for sale overlooking the Ponus Ridge Land Trust in New Canaan, Conn., strikes a serene setting. On 1.74 acres, the sprawling residence measures about 4,000 square foot with four bedrooms - each with en-suite baths - and two terraces and a three car garage
    In the last 10 years, the homeownership rate among people aged 25 to 44 has dropped by 10 percentage points, per a recent study conducted by Fannie Mae and the University of Southern California, HousingWire reported
    In a victory for NAHB members and the small business community, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on June 7 announced the withdrawal of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment — two Obama-era documents that expanded the tests for what constitutes a joint employer and an independent contractor, respectively.
    Living with mom and dad it is trending. That is, whether due to financial, health or other circumstances, young adults are moving back home after college and older adults are moving in with their children later in life, bringing multi-generational households to the forefront once again.
    Single-family home activity is climbing: When the Commerce Department recently reported home starts for April, a bright spot was the brisk activity for single-family home construction. The pace of 835,000 starts is a bullish sign for the housing market because builders are favoring homeownership via stand-alone units instead of multifamily homes for renters.
    According to remodelers who answered special questions on NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey for the 1st quarter of 2017, a simple “desire for better/newer amenities” once again ranked as the number one reason customers choose to remodel their homes. On a scale of 1 to 5 (where 1 indicates never or almost never, and 5 is very often), the average remodeler’s response was 4.4.
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