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NAHB Report: Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High

According to the National Association of Home Builders, housing starts have reached a post-recession high, with starts increasing 5 percent in May.

CE Pro Editors · June 21, 2018

Legrand Talks Home Builders, Hot Amenities, Eliot IoT Program

Legrand VP Fritz Werder discussed the company’s latest Eliot IoT program, Millennials, and integrator challenges in a recent interview with CE Pro.

Jason Knott · May 23, 2018

Amazon Introduces Smart-Home ‘Experience Centers’

Amazon partners with national homebuilder Lennar to create Alexa-enabled smart homes in select cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2018

7 Tips for Marketing to Homebuilders, Architects, Interior Designers

Send a free Amazon Echo Dot to help break the ice, and other advice such as sitting on local boards, leveraging manufacturers, and hosting events are other inventive ways to build business with trade partners.

CE Pro Editors · April 12, 2018

Custom Home Builder: Differentiate with Smart-Home Tech, But Keep it Simple

TDI Homes in Arlington, Va., advises simplicity in installation, interface, form factor. Standardizes on VSSL multiroom audio systems, with Control4 and Leviton control for security and home automation.

Jason Knott · March 20, 2018

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to ‘pro-business sentiment in Washington’, but MDU starts will fall.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2018

Residential Remodeling Spending Expected to Grow 7.5% in 2018

Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%.

Jason Knott · January 24, 2018

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create ‘simple solution to an advanced network’ for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018

Legrand Lighting Controls Selected for Major New-Home Development in Fla.

Neal Communities to install Legrand’s P&S electrical products, lighting controls and specialty outlets in 1,200 Sarasota-area homes per year, with Legrand Radiant lighting offered as upgrade.

CE Pro Editors · December 18, 2017

Smart Home Communities – Smart Bet or All Hype?

Smart home community trend is taking off. What can manufacturers, installers and dealers do to catch the tailwind?

CE Pro Editors · November 13, 2017