Texas Builder Blog

As California Comes to Grips with Housing Crisis, Texas Real Estate Rises in 2020

*Curbed, Written by Patrick Sisson on Jan. 14, 2020

Because of less red tape and a tendency toward sprawl, Texas has been able to keep up with demand and build more units over the last decade.The state’s rate of new construction and single-family housing permits has trended well above the national average since 2000, according to Texas A&M research, and the gap has only widened since 2010. READ MORE


Expert: 2020 to be 'Huge Year' For Austin Housing Market

*Statesman, Written by Shonda Novak on Jan. 14, 2020

Following a strong 2019, Central Texas homebuilders can look forward to a reprise this year in the region’s housing market. READ MORE


2020's Trending Colors of the Year

*NAHB, Filed in Design, Housing Trends on Jan. 10, 2020

New year, new decade. Time to breathe new life into home design. Restoration, optimism and sophistication are woven throughout this year’s selection of colors of the year, announced annually by Pantone and various major paint manufacturers. READ MORE


Experts Predict What the 2020 Housing Market Will Bring

*The Washington Post, Written by Kathy Orton on Jan. 6, 2020

A strong job market and low mortgage rates should sustain the housing market in 2020. The problem will be finding enough homes for buyers. With unemployment hovering at a 50-year low and interest rates well below historical norms, the real estate industry is being dragged down by scarcity in housing stock, especially at lower price ranges. Not enough homes are being built, and homeowners are staying put longer, creating a bottleneck. READ MORE


The Make It Movement Wants You to Learn a Trade and Love What You Do

*The Austin Chronicle, Written by Brant Bingamon on Dec. 27 2019

At its heart, the Make It Movement is a campaign promoting two-year degrees and career education so young people can enter well-paying jobs quickly and with little debt. The movement encourages young and old alike to ask an existential question — "What do I love to do?" — and then to find practical ways to turn the answer into a profession.  READ MORE