Private project financing vs. traditional banks

One of the primary obstacles to obtaining private project financing is understanding the differences between the formal banking experiences that…

Latest tax bill leaves energy efficiency, remodelers out in the cold

It's not getting a lot of attention in the partisan bickering over the tax compromise in Washington last week, but remodelers hoping for an…

Majority of Americans expect housing recovery after 2012

Another survey, another sign that consumers still are not sold on a housing recovery.

The latest…

Behavioral interviewing, in simple terms

If you’ve ever been in an interview and heard a question that started with, “Tell me about a time...,” then you’ve experienced a behavioral…

Project financing trends from the fall ULI meeting

I had hoped to hear some great insights (if not encouragement) at the…

The long road back

The current housing downturn has caused a lot of problems to all members of the supply chain on many levels, and its effect goes deeper than one…

Exclusive research: Most remodelers expect remodeling market to improve in 2011

Remodelers are more optimistic than they've been about the remodeling market since 2005 according to our latest survey.

For our upcoming…

Opportunity lost, opportunity misinterpreted

These days any job is a blessing. In the rush to take advantage of the moment often opportunities are lost because we take the owner’s perception…

5 ways to combat negative press

While conducting research on a builder for a recent issue of Professional Builder, I did what most people do first when they want to…

A la carte insanity – Could it happen in home building?

It’s hard to say who has taken the “a la carte” mentality to the most absurd level, the airlines or the rental car companies. Pay for food, pay…

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