International Builders’ Show Archive

The Future of 55+ Housing

The numbers are looking up for the 55-plus housing market. But there’s a question of how long these numbers will be available, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). At a briefing during the group’s annual conference,...
January 23, 2013

Multifamily Housing Demand to Outpace Production

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Developers of multifamily homes should be relishing in the fact that demand is incredibly strong. But in reality, developers are struggling to build new apartments because financing is so hard to...
February 16, 2012

Small-Home Trend Reverses as More High-End Buyers Enter the Market

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Single-family home starts were at a 40-year-low in 2011, with just 429,000 homes built. That’s also a 75 percent decrease from a peak of 1.7 million starts in 2005. But today’s...
February 10, 2012

8 Tips for Powering Up Your Web Presence

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine When considering your Web presence, ask yourself this: Am I interacting with my client base? If the answer is no, or not quite sure, here are eight tips from the International Builders’...
January 13, 2011

From the International Builders’ Show: Climbing Back on the Horse

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For all those who have been burned by the economic downturn, the “Success Out of Ashes” session of the International Builders’ Show Wednesday provided some advice for getting back on track. John Geoffroy,...
January 22, 2010

Voices from the IBS Expo Floor

What products, if any, have you found at the International Builders’ Show Expo that you are planning to integrate into your business right away? “We’re looking at an alternative for composite cement siding. We are interested in what innovations...

From the International Builders’ Show: Selling to the Generations

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Whether you are working with a Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, or someone in the Gen Y age range, it’s important to know what your buyers wants in a home. While age demographics are...

From the International Builders’ Show: New American Home Takes Hit With Foreclosure

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the world of architects, builders, and designers, the annual debut of the New American Home at the International Builders’ Show is an institution. For 27 years it has been the mainstay of...