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Oct152020

Universal Design

Universal Design

October 14, 2020 I Spy: Universal Design @ Consort Homes! Aging-in-place, Universal Design, Occupational Therapy by: MakingSpacesFit.com | Gretchen Kingma | The OT Realtor As an Occupational Therapist and Realtor, (better known as “The OT Realtor”), I am extremely passionate about the “built environment” and how it plays a role in one’s health and…

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May12020

COVID-19 Concerns

UPDATE: 4/30/20 Beginning Monday, May 4, Consort Homes’ Sales Offices and Display Homes will return to normal business hours.  We will continue to accomodate appointments via phone or virtually as requested.  We will continue to sanitze our homes and offices and practice social distancing.  While we may not welcome you…

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Apr92020

VIRTUAL HOME SHOPPING

VIRTUAL HOME SHOPPING

              VIRTUAL HOME SHOPPING We understand that things are different now…and that your dreams of buying or building a new home this year may seem to be “on hold” but we are hopeful that this is a temporary situation. And, with that, your new…

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Mar262020

Mortgage Rates Could Reach New Lows

Mortgage Rates Could Reach New Lows

Mortgage rates in the U.S. could hit new record lows as the coronavirus outbreak continues, but there are multiple factors preventing them from falling to zero. In and of itself, the Fed’s rate cut won’t cause rates on home loans to fall. Because mortgages are long-term loans, their interest rates…

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Jan202020

NAHB Student Chapter

NAHB Student Chapter

Associate and Secondary Student Competition Sponsored by Consort Homes at NAHB – IBS in Las Vegas The NAHB Student Chapters Advisory Board is made up of dedicated volunteers who oversee the NAHB Student Chapters program. The advisory board meets in conjunction with the NAHB Board of Directors schedule. All meetings…

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Jan142020

Meet Bill Wannstedt: HBA’s 86th President

Meet Bill Wannstedt: HBA’s 86th President

By Shelly Stengel, Senior Staff Vice President for Public Affairs & Marketing     Bill Wannstedt worked in the mining industry in Chicago before moving to St. Louis in 1986 where he continued his career working at a mining supply company. In 1987, he sought a career change and joined Coldwell Banker Gundaker (CBG)….

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Nov152019

Bill Wannstedt Elected President of Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri

Bill Wannstedt Elected President of Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri Tracy Chiesa | Nov 12, 2019 Bill Wannstedt, vice president and division manager of Consort Homes, has been elected the 86th president of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri. The HBA is…

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Aug82019

NAHB Building Stats Update

NAHB Building Stats Update

Single-Family Starts Increase in June July 17, 2019 Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9 percent lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce…

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Jun262019

Economic Commentary

Economic Commentary

Economic Commentary The Resilient Stock Market This has happened time and time again during the historic economic recovery. Since the Dow hit a low of just under 6,500 in March of 2009, the recovery of the stock market has been dramatic to say the least. At its peak this year,…

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May262019

Buying New: Designing a home to match your style

Buying New: Designing a home to match your style

For as long as the homebuilding industry has been around, there has been a debate around what makes more sense: buying a previously owned home, or building new from the ground up. While there are definitely pros and cons to each, and knowing them can help make your choice easier….

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