Dreambuilder Custom Homes is proud to announce its allied membership with the American Institute of Architects chapter located in Jacksonville.Read more
By Kyle Almond, CNN
(CNN) — Some stunning buildings have appeared in American cities the past four years — buildings, like the Aqua skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, that attest to the creativity of 21st-century architecture.
But there might be fewer of them in the near future, because the recession has forced many architects to tone down their ambition.
“A lot of projects have been delayed, a lot of projects have been scaled back, a lot of projects have been scrapped. … It’s not a time to see a lot of architectural masterpieces being created,” said Kermit Baker, chief economist of the American Institute of Architects.Read more
WASHINGTON – June 15, 2010 – The size of new single-family homes declined again in 2009, dropping to a nationwide average of 2,438 square feet, according to information about new home characteristics released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/const/www/charindex.html).
For nearly 30 years, the average size of new U.S. homes increased, peaking at 2,521 square feet in 2007. It was essentially flat in 2008 and then dropped, so that new single-family homes were almost 100 square feet smaller in 2009 than in 2007.Read more
NEW YORK – Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages ticked up this week from the lowest level of the year.
Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate rose to 4.79 percent, up from 4.78 percent last week. A year ago, the rate averaged 5.29 percent.