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Residential Market

Read: NorthStar Launches Affiliate Funding Program

NorthStar Launches Affiliate Funding Program

NorthStar hired industry veteran Nick Perry to lead the dealer program as vice president of business development.

Read: U.S. Housing Starts Dropped 5.5% in May, Hitting 8-Month Low

U.S. Housing Starts Dropped 5.5% in May, Hitting 8-Month Low

The latest housing report shows housing starts slumped to an annual rate of 1.09 million in May from the revised April estimate of 1.16 million.

Read: Allied Universal Acquires Residential Guarding-Security Provider in Florida

Allied Universal Acquires Residential Guarding-Security Provider in Florida

The acquired company, Alert Protective Services, specializes in servicing condominiums and homeowner association communities.

Read: News Leak: Nest to Release an Indoor 4K Home Security Camera

News Leak: Nest to Release an Indoor 4K Home Security Camera

The Nest 4K camera, said to be a WiFi model, is expected to be announced by the end of May.

Read: Vivint Solar and Mercedes-Benz to Compete With Tesla in Home Energy Storage

Vivint Solar and Mercedes-Benz to Compete With Tesla in Home Energy Storage

A new partnership combines Mercedes-Benz batteries with Vivint solar panels, an offering that will first be marketed in California in the second quarter.

Read: Video Doorbell Sales Forecast to Grow 28% Annually, IHS Markit Says

Video Doorbell Sales Forecast to Grow 28% Annually, IHS Markit Says

Increasing use of video doorbells could result in wider acceptance and adoption of video verification in home security systems.

Read: December Housing Starts Surged 11% to Post Best Year Since 2007

December Housing Starts Surged 11% to Post Best Year Since 2007

Builders broke ground on more homes in December, as confidence in the economy and demand for properties stays strong.

Read: Stable Growth Forecast for Home Improvement and Repair Market in 2017

Stable Growth Forecast for Home Improvement and Repair Market in 2017

The latest forecast projects national spending for home remodeling and repairs will grow to $317 billion in 2017, an increase of 6.7% from last year.

Read: Burtel Security & Fire Systems Acquires in Washington D.C. Metro Area

Burtel Security & Fire Systems Acquires in Washington D.C. Metro Area

Burtel purchased a mix of commercial and residential accounts from Solid State Security of Gaithersburg, Md.

Read: U.S. Housing Starts Jump a Whopping 25.5% in October

U.S. Housing Starts Jump a Whopping 25.5% in October

Numbers reported by the Commerce Department suggest residential construction has ramped up to meet continuous demand.

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