115 Years of American Homes

From indoor plumbing to shag carpeting, a new timeline walks users through housing's advancements and design fads since the 1900s.

Over the past 115 years the American single-family home has been tirelessly reinvented by architects, interior designers, and even technological advancement.

A new interactive timeline from imove.com illustrates huge construction changes like the incorporation of electricity and indoor bathrooms, along with small revelations like shag carpet, breakfast nooks and vaulted ceilings. Take a tour through 115 Years of American Homes and explore some of the cultural explanations behind how we build our homes.

Jennifer Goodman is Senior Editor at BUILDER. 

The Best Time of Year to Buy a Home!

Realty Trac analyzed the best day of the year to buy to get the biggest discount in major metro areas across the country, and found that while in most markets the best day to buy is in the fall or winter months, there are some exceptions. Out of 109 metro areas analyzed, 37 had their best day to buy in the fall months of September, October and November, and 44 had their best day to buy in the winter months of December, January and February. Historically, winter months are slower and often a more advantageous time for buyers.  Data doesn’t lie and pinpointing these markets on the best days to buy or sell, could be a great guide for people.  Sellers are motivated in October because many do not want their homes on the market for the Holiday Season.  Planning and seeking out expert advice is key in securing your best options in any market.  As a real estate professional  servicing most of Northern New Jersey, I use my expertise in construction and real estate to provide the best services I can to my clients.

Loren Caso


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