The current mantra in designing homes is “tear down those walls!” Open floorplans are must-haves because they accentuate the casual living environment that consumers crave.
Business financials advice, reports, and trends for professional home builders and remodelers.
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Establishing sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line
Offering special features and upgrades gives you an edge with buyers, but competitive pricing, optimal margins, and streamlined packaging are essential
2015 will be the Year of Building Dangerously, unless ... you find additional margin. Here’s where to look for it
Choosing between buying a home or continue saving is difficult for many Millennials
Mostly positive news nationwide, except for Houston
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Listings in the sunbelt still get a lot of attention during the colder months
This month's market update looks at how the burden of student loans may not affect the housing market, how lenders are waiting for new mortgage rules, and questions if lower gas prices can help housing's recovery.
In some markets, banks are becoming more aggressive with construction loans and are even financing land development.
Net profit averages
To maintain current profitability, builders must work on their cost of sales and especially direct construction costs to improve gross profits.