Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Lets see, in the USA we started with cabins that lasted 50 years to stone constructions that lasted 300 years and now we have houses obsolete in 50 years.  Design HAS changed but progress is marginal.

Feb 29, 2016 06:23 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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There's been some progress in insulation, plumbing, electrical and other tech aspects but I can't really say design has progressed. It changes like fashion, what was old becomes new again as it is reinterpreted.

Feb 29, 2016 04:32 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I think that because of cost we are more bland in many designs than years ago and that is fine

Feb 29, 2016 06:26 AM
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Bob Crane
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A lighthouse top?

May 31, 2019 10:25 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think they have.

Mar 11, 2017 05:41 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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I believe so

Mar 05, 2017 06:22 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. There is much better energy efficiency.

Feb 29, 2016 11:02 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

A roof over one's head...

Feb 29, 2016 10:14 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Not as long as we still walk as bipeds.

Feb 29, 2016 10:09 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Things go in cycles, just look at fashion.

Feb 29, 2016 08:50 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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There is a "sameness" to most of the homes I see where I live. Most are newer homes with many similar features. It takes a special house to really wow me.

Feb 29, 2016 07:23 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Modern materials and products have vastly changed the landscape of buildings. I have seen some very interesting ones pop up in this area. - M

Feb 29, 2016 05:56 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Jack Lewitz advanced - yes. Longevity for these homes have gone down, though....

Feb 29, 2016 03:44 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not much here, but if you look at Dubai and Tokyo, those buildings wow anyone. 

Feb 29, 2016 03:36 PM
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Shannon Bunyard
Keller Williams Realty - Santa Rosa, CA
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I would say by design, architecture has changed significantly. It depends on which era you are referring to, for example do I believe the comparison between a log Cabin and a stick built home which were semi- insulated yes I would say a drastic improvement. Between a mid- century Eichler 60's home and today's typical tract home- digression in style and quality.

Feb 29, 2016 03:04 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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no

Feb 29, 2016 02:09 PM
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Yes I believe so

Feb 29, 2016 01:26 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think we have progressed a lot in design over the years.

Feb 29, 2016 01:14 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
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Jack, great photo!  I'd love to see the floor plan.

Feb 29, 2016 01:04 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i keep waiting for the houses of the future to come, since we are living in the future now.

Feb 29, 2016 12:59 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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as for overall deign features, we have progressed little. very little in the designers mind that wasnt planted there by past generations...but there are a few new and not so heavily used features that are different. you will see them more popular in 50 years :0

Feb 29, 2016 11:44 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Progress is in the eyes of the beholder.

Feb 29, 2016 11:32 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Not so much of the design. Rather it is the engineering, structure and thermal resistivity,..... Earth quake, automation ....

The design is like fashion. El Cheapo Eichler style homes are again very popular. People like open floor plan, natural lighting.... 

Feb 29, 2016 11:31 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Those were buildings of the "future" just like cars were supposed to be flying by now. Modern architecture has progressed dramatically BUT builders like to keep building the same thing!

Feb 29, 2016 08:19 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Having lived on both the East and West Coasts, I've seen many homes that keep the style of the area over the decades.  Southwestern homes where we now live are very, very different from Cape Cod homes in New England where I grew up, or Craftsmen homes in  So. CA.  The changes I see are on the interiors Jack Lewitz

Feb 29, 2016 08:16 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I think the details have progressed but the overall designs keep coming back.

Home buyers will never accept one bath homes again or tiny closets. 

Feb 29, 2016 08:13 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Indeed they have.  Just look at the work of Frank Gehry, buildings in Dubai, Qatar, London, , etc...lots of interesting designs and concepts

Feb 29, 2016 06:40 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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It isn't the bildings so much as the occupants therof. We're the ones who are relatively the same and until that changes the buildings will be surprisingly common in ergonomic design for the next couple of thousand years I presume.

Feb 29, 2016 06:39 AM
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Carol Williams
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I love the old style craftsman architecture!  

Feb 29, 2016 06:36 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Slowly

Feb 29, 2016 05:41 AM