Modern Home Builder - Winter 2018 - 1

As we celebrate the start of a new year, it's nice
to see that 2018 is likely to bring good things
to the homebuilding market. This positive
trend got a big push in the third quarter of
2017, which showed the highest level of firsttime homebuyer demand since the third quarter of 2000, according to a national study by
Genworth Mortgage Insurance.
Buying 601,000 single-family homes, first-time
homebuyers accounted for 40 percent of all single-family homes sold. The study showed that while
supply shortages continue to inflate home pricing,
first-time homebuyer demand continues to increase
because of a greater sense of urgency from rental
and home price inflation, as well as greater housing

need due to family formation. This is good news for
new-home builders around the country.
And what do homebuyers want? A smart home
they can control through an app on their phone.
We wanted to start this year off with a big focus on
smart home features and builders because the demand for this technology is so high. In "Get Smart"
(pg. 38), Chris Allen explains "millennials and Gen
Xers desire ease of use, convenience and products
that simply make life easier." What technology is
your company using to deliver this to buyers?
Sherwin Loudermilk of Loudermilk Homes (pg.
42) enjoys seeing concepts realized that he used to
dream about. "It's taking things to the next level and
truly integrating your home," he says.
How will you innovate homes for your customers
in 2018?

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

A FUTURE FOCUS

Staci Davidson
MANAGING EDITOR

sdavidson@khmginc.com

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