Robin Smith, Las Vegas Builder Trade In

Is the US is heading into a recession in 2016?

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 15

Today's economist are betting 50-50 that we're heading into a recession for 2016, let's look at the important issues that will let us understand which way were headed......

US Economy:


New Home Friday 03-11-2016

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 11

Housing Preferences Across Generations

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 08

NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) recently released its latest study tracking the evolution of home buyer preferences, titled Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers.   The study answers key questions on how various designs influence the home purchase decision as well as the location, features and size of the home consumers want.  Based on a nationwide survey of over 4,300 recent and prospective home buyers, results are tabulated for all home buyers as a single group and also across these four generations:   Millennials (born 1980 or later), Gen X’ers (born 1965-1979), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), and Seniors (born 1945 or earlier).


New Home Friday 03-04-2016

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 04

Mortgage rates decline again

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 01

According to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, fixed mortgage rates continued to decrease for the week ending Feb. 25. 

"Since the beginning of 2016, 30-year rates have fallen almost 40 basis points helping housing markets sustain their momentum into this year," said Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac's chief economist.


New Home Friday 02-26-2016

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 26

Things to consider when purchasing a new construction home!

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 23


 The good news is there are just a few for you as the builder has done a mountain of work to research and produce the product!

The builder has much to consider in this process:

  • Land acquisition and zoning compliance issues
  • Land and materials expenses
  • Liability insurance
  • Utility connections
  • Water availability and connections
  • Driveways & sidewalks
  • Landscaping for the home and the community
  • Community amenities-Tot lots, tennis courts, pools, clubhouses, etc.
  • Roads & streets
  • Subcontractor, labor and on site hiring
  • Inspection, permits-county and federal compliances
  • Green materials
  • Factoring any delays in building due to weather or natural challenges.

The Return of Multigenerational Living

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 19

The term multigenerational living refers to at least three generations under the same roof, though homes designed for two generations are often tagged that way.

The return to multigen living has been recession driven.  57 million Americans now live in some sort of multigen household.  Baby boomers are seeing  the return of their children along with their aging parents.  According to Pew Research, a large number of college graduates are moving back  home – roughly one in four (23.6%)  In addition, the  influx of Asian and Latino immigrants, whose cultures emphasizes this style of living, has sparked this trend.


Smart Home Technology: Survey Says It’s Hot

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 12

As more devices out there are being labeled as having “smart home technology,” the question is: Just how interested are new-home shoppers in this technology and would they actually use it in their new homes?

New Home Source did a survey with a panel of new-home shoppers with varying demographics and at various stages in their home search, to see what they had to think about this ever-changing field of tech.


New Home Friday 02-05-2016

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 05