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John’s report was based on research he conducted for the National Association of Realtors.
John has some other great tips in his article, so be sure to check it out!
So, What’s Hot & What’s Not?…
Following are some of the highlights from John’s article — along with some random comments based on thoughts that immediately popped into my mind.
I’m not an expert on these things, so I completely trust John’s report, but a few of these made me wonder if the findings might be more regional than national.
My reason for including them here on this site is simply to keep people thinking about the “big picture” and the wide variety of options you have available to you when building or remodeling a home, based on current trends.
I also like John’s summary of some ways to spend “smart money” on your home:
To keep things in perspective, you really need to read John’s entire report here.
Log Home Trends
According to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey (first quarter 2007), 26% of residential architects reported seeing home sizes decrease, while on 21% report an increase in square footage. Volume (i.e. ceiling heights) has taken a downturn, too. …All that extra cash goes toward features and amenities rather than dead space and the energy to heat and cool it.”
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