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Tym Matterhorn Parade of Homes

Utah Integrator Overcomes AV Obstacles in Parade of Homes Project

Tym Smart Homes & Home Theaters enlists Just Add Power video-over-IP for assorted displays; Control4, Josh.ai handle controls in ‘Matterhorn’ installation.

Arlen Schweiger · July 15, 2021

New Home Sales Drop 5.9% in May Due to Rising Housing Costs

Increased cost of building materials coupled with overall housing price increases has lead to a dip in new home sales for May 2021.

CE Pro Editors · July 13, 2021

Brilliant smart home system ESD Technologies builders

‘Brilliant’ Tactic Helps Texas Dealer Secure Production Builder Business

Industry veteran David Berman of ESD Technologies details why Brilliant’s smart home solutions & interface resonate with home builders in the hot Dallas-area market.

CE Pro Editors · June 30, 2021

Single-Family Housing Starts Up 4.2% in May

After a difficult April, housing starts rebounded in May, with overall starts up 3.6% and single-family starts up 4.2%.

CE Pro Editors · June 17, 2021

New Home Sales Sink in April as Builders Deal with Lumber Price Increases

Due in part to recent Canadian lumber tariffs and general scarcity of building materials have caused new home sales to dip in April.

Andrew Nichols · June 03, 2021

Why NAHB Says Biden Should Be ‘Ashamed’ for Proposed Policy

Biden proposal to double Canadian lumber tariffs from 9% to 18.32% outrages NAHB, calling it ‘disingenuous.” Integrators could be affected.

Jason Knott · May 26, 2021

housing starts

Construction Costs Climb, Housing Starts Dip 9.5% in April

As construction costs rise due to the price of lumber, homebuilders have slowed construction of new homes, leading to a seasonal dip in housing starts.

CE Pro Editors · May 19, 2021

Samsung BESPOKE series of refrigerators

Samsung Provides Custom Fridges Through BESPOKE Series

Samsung’s BESPOKE refrigerators have ushered in a new era of customizable home appliances. Now, the BESPOKE lineup is available to buy in the U.S. Whether you choose the all-new 4-Door Flex, the Flex Column, the Bottom Freezer, or a combination of the formats, homeowners can customize their fridge to match your home’s style. BESPOKE 4-Door […]

Robert Archer · April 15, 2021

housing starts

Single-Family Housing Starts Down 8.5% to Start 2021

While single-family housing starts ended 2020 on a high note, increases in lumber prices have added $24,000 to the cost of building the average home in 2021.

CE Pro Editors · March 17, 2021

KB Home Well Living Lab Concept Home

KB Home and Well Living Lab Open Concept Home

KB Home and Well Living Lab’s new collaborative Concept Home in Phoenix will serve as a testing center and showcase to highlight the benefits of home wellness.

Robert Archer · February 25, 2021