Business financials advice, reports, and trends for professional home builders and remodelers.

Just like myths about the safety of mayonnaise, there are myths about home building that can affect your business
January 15, 2016

From myths about mayonnaise to myths about the effects of the trade shortage, fallacies aren’t mere errors in fact, but rather errors in thinking and reason—and they could be holding back your business

Federal Reserve Raises Short-Term Interest Rates

The Eccles Building in Washington, D.C., home of the Federal Reserve's headquarters. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

December 17, 2015

Fed officials say they intend to raise rates gradually, if economic growth continues.

2015 Builder of the Year: Neal Communities

Left to right: John Collier, VP of Waterscapes Pools & Spas; Randy Turkovics, president, Neal Signature Homes; Pat Neal, owner/chairman executive committee; Charlene Neal, president, Charlene Neal PureStyle; Michael Storey, president; Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. Photo: Gary Bogdon/DB Photo Agency.

November 24, 2015

The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.

November 09, 2015

By 2025, the study says, 11 percent more households will pay over half of their income toward rent. The rise will hit Hispanics, Millennials, and seniors the hardest.

The 12 processes that must be addressed by every builder

Photo: cocoparisienne, Creative Commons

July 21, 2015

Establishing sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

Illustration of house with some different added options.
May 13, 2015

Offering special features and upgrades gives you an edge with buyers, but competitive pricing, optimal margins, and streamlined packaging are essential

Photo showing rows of red buckets.


March 31, 2015

2015 will be the Year of Building Dangerously, unless ... you find additional margin. Here’s where to look for it

What Millennials Sacrifice for Homeownership
April 08, 2015

Choosing between buying a home or continue saving is difficult for many Millennials

5 Takeaways from Lennar’s Latest Quarterly Results
March 20, 2015

Mostly positive news nationwide, except for Houston


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