Modular Housing, Inferno-proofing Homes, & 2019 Design Trends

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career.

‘Lego building’: Can Modular Housing Disrupt the US Housing Market?

(8 minute read)

Why it matters: How much do you know about modular housing? Advancements and innovations in this sector could have a profound impact on the real estate industry going forward, especially for agents. (Consider that buyers looking for modular housing buy direct from companies.) Check out this piece for a nice survey of what’s new in modular housing, including Amazon’s investment in a firm to design Alexa-equipped pre-fab homes.

Could this Building Material Save California Homes from Future Infernos?

(3 minute read)

Why it matters: Ever heard of “the RSG 3-D panel system”? It might just be part of the solution to preventing the devastating losses incurred by wildfires. Though it’s commonplace in Europe and NASA uses it in spacecraft, it’s seldom employed in U.S. building construction. Maybe it’s time for that to change.

These Trends Are Officially So 2018. Here’s What’s Replacing Them

(8 minute read)

Why it matters: Is it too early to forecast some of 2019′s hottest design trends? “Nope,” says House Beautiful in this survey of bed, kitchen, and living room trends to look forward to next year. Hear what these interior designers say about textured wallpaper, extravagant linens, curating colors, and mixing metals.

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