2020 Housing Market Outlook

As the year winds down, it seems only appropriate that we take some time to reflect on the past year and try and predict what the next year will bring for the housing industry.At the end of 2018 there was a lot of talk about the pending shortage of attainable housing. This issue was discussed at great length at the last International Builders’ Show with several sessions dedicated specifically to this topic alone. Further, Builder Magazine predicted that, “With a shortage of attainable housing in many markets across the country, addressing the “missing middle” segment will offer significant opportunities for home builders in 2019.” We predict that the opportunity to address the needs of the ‘missing middle’ segment will continue to be a trend for home builders in 2020.

Read more of our other predictions for the housing industry in 2020.

Dishing with a Designer


Or perhaps we should call it “CAD Chatting” as this month we sat down to talk with our CAD Technician, Ascencion “Ace” Gutierrez.

LD & Co.: Thanks for talking with us Ace. Let’s jump right in at the beginning. When did you first know this is something you wanted to do?

Ace: Well…

Click here to read his answer to this and other “probing” questions.

Impact of (effective) Model Merchandising

 The potential impact of a well-merchandised model home cannot be overstated. It can be the difference between a quick sale and a product that sits on the market way too long. Our designers understand this and as such we approach every model with our clients buyer profiles in mind. We’ve posted this in the past, but feel it is too important and deserves another review. Read how investing in model merchandising can start your year off in the right direction.


Creative collaboration is our favorite part of what we do. We truly enjoy working with a team of builders, architects, and others to create beautiful spaces that people want to live in. When our collaborations are recognized and honored, well, that is just icing on the cake. (And truly, who doesn’t love cake?)

This year our work was honored as a finalist in multiple categories in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best of 55+ Housing Awards .


At the precipice of a new year, there are always a plethora of “hot trends for the new year” type articles. And why not, the end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and predict what will be in vogue the next year.

With 2020 just days away we thought it would be fun to compare what was “hot” in the very iconic design era of the 1920s to what we are predicting will be the major design trends of the 2020s.

Read more of our comparisons and conjectures for the “new” trendy 20s.


Click here to see the LD & Co. team in action at the Parkwood Homes, Painted Ladies model home install in Stapleton, CO.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Whether you’re the host this holiday season, or just an attendee and don’t want to show up empty handed, the Food Network has just the website for you. With hundreds of recipes, tips, and tricks, you’ll be the Martha Stewart of your next holiday get together. Ok, we can’t promise you that, but we can promise this website will provide Martha Stewart-level inspiration. 

Wishing you all more smiles than stress this holiday season!