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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    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.
    Murphy Brothers Contracting was honored at the 26th Annual BOMA Hall of Honor Awards Dinner as the recipient of The Best of BOMA Westchester County's Signature Award in the category of "Re-position / Re-purpose Award" for Mamaroneck Self Storage.
    The 2016 annual member census conducted by NAHB reveals that 60% of our builder members are single-family builders, 23% are residential remodelers, 6% are commercial builders, 5% are multifamily builders and 4% are land developers. Commercial remodelers and manufacturers of modular/panelized/log homes each comprise 1% of the builder members.
    A recent survey conducted by NAHB shows that kitchens squeaked past baths as the top remodeling jobs performed by NAHB Remodelers in 2016.
    Despite lower residential construction permits in 2016, Connecticut builders are on track to increase their ranks at the fastest pace of any industry over the next few years, with continued low interest rates combining with stock market gains to unleash pent-up demand for home improvements and upgrades to commercial facilities.
    Tom Conley, the Town of Fairfield’s Chief Building Official, has been recognized as the 2017 Building Official of the Year by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County
    With remodeling spending on the rise, you can expect owners will continue to invest in their kitchens. The most common reasons for a kitchen renovation, Houzz found, are to refresh outdated designs and finishes and to upgrade appliances. Owners who renovated their kitchen in 2015 spent 12% more than they did the year before, averaging $50,700 for a major remodel of a kitchen greater than 200 square feet and $26,400 for a major remodel of a kitchen smaller than that.
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