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Top 5 Fastest Growing Cities for Home Builders

Some of the fastest growing areas you’ve likely heard about are the Southeast and Southwest. Here are the five fastest growing cities for home builders, according to Quicken Loans. Spoiler alert: Four of them are in Florida! Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL This is the fastest growing city in the US as of 2023. Interestingly for […]

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2-10 HBW Supports Builders During National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month. Home builders play a huge role in allowing people to achieve the American Dream of homeownership, especially now. As the industry’s leading structural warranty administrator, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) supports builders nationwide with exceptional risk management solutions, unparalleled education and expertise, and a dedication to doing the right […]

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Are Tornado-Proof Houses Worth the Investment?

Extreme weather is becoming more common every year. And tornados are a leading cause of property damage. Worse still, tornados are becoming more common outside of the usual Tornado Alley of the Midwest. Here are some things to consider if you build homes in tornado-prone areas. How Much Do Tornados Cost Each Year? On average, […]

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Weather the Storm With These Home Building Practices

Extreme weather is becoming more common. In fact, the United States has suffered $42 billion weather/climate disasters between 2020 (22 total) and 2021 (20 total). These disasters damaged or outright destroyed many homes. As a builder, it’s becoming more urgent to build homes that can better withstand these weather and climate disasters. While building storm-resistant […]

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Protecting Windows From Wind Damage: Why and How

Protecting Windows From Wind Damage: Why and How

Over the past decade, major storms have become more catastrophic. Hurricanes, tornados, and severe thunderstorms have grown more powerful, putting the homes you build and your buyers in more peril. One of the biggest culprits is wind damage. Let’s look at why it’s important for you to protect your window openings from wind damage, along […]

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SB 360, Significant Changes to Florida Construction Law, Now in Effect

On April 13, 2023, Florida enacted Senate Bill 360 (SB 360; to be codified via amendments to Sections 95.11(3)(c) and 553.84 of the Florida Statutes). This change has big effects on construction laws in Florida. Here’s what these changes are and how 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) will continue supporting you. Takeaways The statute […]

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2-10 HBW Sponsors Builder 100 Conference 2023

Production builders will focus on improving their top and bottom lines at the Zonda Builder 100 Leadership Summit, and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) is sponsoring this event. This is the premier building event of 2023, and 2-10 HBW will be there to learn about and contribute to the conversations that are shaping our […]

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How Do Buyers Feel? Addressing Consumer Housing Sentiment, Spring 2023

Fannie Mae recently released its National Housing Survey for Spring 2023. The news is mixed but there are things builders can control. Let’s look at what buyers and sellers are saying, and how you might be able to address their concerns. Takeaways Consumer sentiment rose slightly in March but is still near historic lows. There […]

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Buying vs. Renting: Navigating Generational Mindsets

The current housing market has created a myth that younger generations prefer to rent than buy. However, expert surveys show that the choice to rent is often a function of lacking affordability. Let’s look at how the future of homeowners—Millennials and Gen Z—view buying vs. renting. Takeaways Affordability is the main reason why younger generations […]

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Start Fresh With Industry-Leading Structural Warranty Protection

Spring is busy for builders looking to make their mark. One of the most important things builders can do to make their mark is protect their work against unexpected defects. And there’s no better time to enroll in industry-leading structural warranty coverage administered by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) than now, during the Start […]

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