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1939 HENRY FORTUNA - walls reflects ether i! Trend to Larger Houset...
walls reflects ether i! Trend to Larger Houset X definite trend toward somewhat somewhat larger houses Is being evidenced, evidenced, according to E. G. Lowrie, of the Lowrie & Webb Lumber Co. During recent weeks there have been more plans for houses In the $5,000 to $6,000 cast group coming Into their office for estimates, estimates, he told me last week. Previously the $4,000 house predominated, predominated, he aaid. Contrary to the anticipated aummer let up, the demand for building materials has been, holding holding to the hlph level set earlier In the year, Mr. Lowrie declared. Ha advanced the opinion that a strong market would continue through the balance of the year. With an Increased volume of business lumber prices have not been increased, he pointed ouft In fact, Mr. lx)wrie vouched for the fact that the home builder today was getting a much better house for his money than ever before, due to the saving on financing, higher quality of materials, better better construction and more rigid Inspections under the FHA, e New Heating Firm The opening by Conditionalre, Inc., of headquarters at 4240 Cass brings Detroit another large sales snd engineering company in the field of air conditioning, air cooling cooling and heating. The company will specialize In the distribution snd installation of nationally-known nationally-known nationally-known products ss well as units manufactured under the Conditional Conditional nRme, according to Milton Milton C. Adler, general manager. A complete engineering and service department has been organized organized for the convenience of builders and architects for consultation consultation on cooling and heating problems, Mr. Adler said. Although Although primarily an organization for builders, a aeparate division of the business will serve the requirements requirements of the home owner and small merchant, he stated. e Ten New Modern Hornet An interestinz etoud of email homes In the modern style has j been atarted in Center Line, between between Nine and Ten Mile Roads, Just off Van Dyke, bv Albert E. Bill, Detroit builder. They will have square lines, hip roof and comer windows, and be built of frame and brick. They will have, five rooms. j There will be 10 houses In the j first group, two of which have ; been completed and others In vart- vart- ous stages of construction. They I ' are planned for families of mod- mod- ! erste income st a cost of $3,640, according to Mr. Bill. Northwest Active ' I Wherever one g.-i g.-i g.-i In the Xorth-j Xorth-j Xorth-j western part of the City atten-: atten-: atten-: j tion is attracted by the many new i sections heme developed wiih at- at- i tractive moiirate priced home tion was called to Greenwich Tark, located between Ward and Sorrento, Sorrento, north of Seven Mile Road, where Henry Fortuna is building attractive two-story two-story two-story homes of brick constructions, which type of house is required under the subdivision subdivision restrictions. The Albert Hannon Co. are the sales agents for this property. Building Cottt Residential construction costs In the Detroit area, although slightly slightly higher than the 1938 average, are still below the 1926-1929 1926-1929 1926-1929 average, It lav shown by the building building cost Index for June prepared by E. H. Boeckh & ' Associates, Inc., consulting valuation engineers, engineers, of Cincinnati. The cost index for frame residences residences In June Is given as 99.1 as compared with the 1926-1929 1926-1929 1926-1929 average of 103.3 and the 1938 average of 97.1. A similar comparison comparison of the cost of brick houses show an Index number of 102.7 for June, 1939, and 108.4 in 1926- 1926- .u - ; ' Wo on l L.VrACT YOU can enjoy these MORTGAGE LOANS L Prompt trvl iilajr or rid tap, t. Small Monthly ptvmtitti osrt of Income. t. J55.000.COS worts ( orporlonci ( ytart of ftpontlablllty. STANDARD and LOAN Gmwold at Jefferson by 4. I. t. Purlng the past week mjr atten

Clipped from Detroit Free Press23 Jul 1939, SunPage 10

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)23 Jul 1939, SunPage 10
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