The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot



There's not much doubt where new construction sits these days -- bouncing along the bottom.

The remodeling market, on the other hand, is a lot more difficult to get a read on.

During the housing boom, new products were being introduced into the home building market at a staggering rate.

We're collecting information about how remodelers use technology for an upcoming issue of Professional Remodeler magazine.

As a special incentive, respondents to the survey will be entered in a drawing to win one of three American Express Visa gift cards.

The EPA’s LRRP lead paint rules put us, as an industry, in an awkward place.
We have a rule that is, by all accounts, increasing the cost of doing business; driving work toward unlicensed, fly-by-night contractors; and is being infrequently enforced.

Almost 90 percent of Americans think owning a home is still an important part of the American dream, despite the current housing market.

Congratulations go out to Iris Harrell and her Mountain View, Calif., remodeling company.

So I don't know what to make of this one, posted earlier today on HousingZone:
BuildFax Remodeling Index Shows Top April on Record.

Got to spend some time over at the Bosch headquarters yesterday. To show off the toughness of their new line of drills, they dropped two of them 532 feet from a hovering helicopter.

All the remodelers out there who thought that the EPA RRP lead paint rules weren’t going to be enforced may want to think again.

Lead paint continues to be getting a lot of buzz, what with the NAHB's lawsuit against EPA, the first fine coming down last week and more.

Here's my video update on the latest developments. We'll also have more on lead paint in the June issue of Professional Remodeler, mailing soon.

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