I recently was made aware of a conversation that a local Realtor had with someone I know that had to do with a remodeling project she was doing at her home. She felt trapped- the people that were working at her house, rather than inspiring trust and confidence, made her want to stay home whenever they were there "I'm not going to leave them alone in my house!" If I could have, … [Read more...] about You want WHO in my house!?
It's been my prediction for years that the new home market would splinter into first-time buyer priced homes and luxury homes. I predicted this because I saw a real shortage of available sites for mid-priced homes. Tat shortage is especially hitting home now, as the market warms up, and people are asking me to help them find sites. It isn't impossible to find suitable sites, … [Read more...] about Affordable Home Sales Slow-Luxury Strengthens
The more things change, the more they stay the same! https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/lead-levels-ancient-rome%E2%80%99s-water-were-high-not-toxic … [Read more...] about The Romans had plumbing handled!
I just became acquainted with a very technical sounding term- Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD is a construction industry term that means that the design and construction teams collaborate cooperatively to create a project to deliver to the client. This is something that we've been doing for years. IPD is a reaction to a loss in productivity in the construction economy … [Read more...] about Collaborative Building-A Common Sense Approach
The latest figures show a sharp dropoff in applications for new mortgages in the quarter ending March 31st (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-14/lending-plunges-to-17-year-low-as-rates-curtail-borrowing.html ). As a builder, rising rates are always bad, and for borrowers the higher rates mean higher costs and payments. But the dropoff in applications might have a silver … [Read more...] about Raising Mortgage Rates, Dropping Interest?