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Are 3D Printed Homes The Future

Are 3D Printed Homes The Future

3D Printed Homes: Game Changing Technology

3D printing has been around since the 80s, but new advancements in materials have brought the concept of printing homes into reality. 3D printing works by layering and building up certain types of ingredients to create objects.

Several factors determine the results, such as the blueprint, the material used, and the size of the printer. Originally, pliable plastics created most 3D printed structures.

Today’s printers are much bigger, and they can work with cement mixtures and reusable bioplastics to lay foundations, and build walls, and roofs. The printer squeezes a rope-like tube of the mixture out, and it traces the wall patterns back and forth building each wall and eventually the entire home.

A few years ago, the first home was printed at a homesite. It was 400 square feet and printed out of cement. It took 24 hours, and that included plumbing and wiring. In other regions, structures are being constructed of plastic. The plastics are biodegradable and renewable.

These types of structures may solve disaster relief situations or other temporary housing or building needs. These buildings are just like any traditional home. They have kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living areas, and they come complete with windows, hallways, and doorways.

How will this technology change the town you live in? Who will buy them?...

Home Prices In Disaster-Prone Areas

Home Prices In Disaster-Prone Areas

Disaster-Prone Areas Continue To Rise

The US property market is full of surprises. Common sense dictates that people should avoid disaster-prone regions. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the California wildfires are some of the disasters we have witnessed recently.

The death and destruction are still vivid in our memories, but the property market seems to ignore all that. It begs the question, what exactly do Americans see in these low-lying counties?

Out of over 70 million homes, 48 percent are located in high to very high-risk areas. According to recent studies, the hottest property market segment lies in these disaster-prone regions.

For first time buyers it depends on the ability to read the situation correctly. While holistic and industry-wide researches give clues to the overall picture, sometimes they miss important cues.

The research showed that investors who bought in the high-risk market stood to rake in 55 percent gains on properties purchased in 2012. That is a healthy return on investment in just five years. It trumps any other asset class in America.

During the same time, the country has witnessed a cycle of billion-dollar disasters ranging between 8 to 15 billion dollars per year, consistently, over our study of the past 7 years. What exactly is making the West Coast and the Gulf Coast a popular destination for Americans and foreign investors? Is the trend misleading?

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