What U.S. Homeowners Are Remodeling or Adding to Their Properties in 2014

U.S. homeownersIn home remodeling, the cost-value ratio expresses the relationship between the cost of a home upgrade and the estimated dollar amount it contributes to the home’s resale value.  Average cost-values are collected annually on 35 popular remodeling projects and replacements in more than 100 markets across the country. These numbers are a revealing metric that illustrate both consumer trends in home improvements and how these projects impact property value. Continue reading What U.S. Homeowners Are Remodeling or Adding to Their Properties in 2014

Using Building Permit Data for Successful Lead Generation in the Construction Business

Building Permit DataEvery business, particularly construction firms, requires a steady influx of new customers to sustain revenue flow and profitability. Lead generation in the construction business flows from a number of consistent categories, but adding building permit data to these sources will significantly expand your reach into areas you may not have even considered. Continue reading Using Building Permit Data for Successful Lead Generation in the Construction Business

Single-Family Home Construction Improved in 2013, But Will It Continue in 2014?

Single-Family Home ConstructionAfter a significant period of suppressed activity, the housing market showed notable signs of growth in 2013. Single-family home construction especially has shown appreciable gains as demand increases and families find it more attractive and more feasible to own their homes. Industry sources suggest that the growth in single-family home construction in 2013 will continue into 2014 and beyond. Continue reading Single-Family Home Construction Improved in 2013, But Will It Continue in 2014?

How Brutal Winter Weather Is Impacting Construction Across the U.S.

construction The winter of 2013 and 2014 may go on record as one of the coldest and snowiest, and there’s no doubt that the winter weather impacting construction has been most severe in the northern and northeastern states. Seasonal slowdowns are normal in this industry, but as demand builds and supplies diminish, the impact of the bitter cold and excessive snowfall will continue in these regions until spring. Continue reading How Brutal Winter Weather Is Impacting Construction Across the U.S.

6 Celebrities Walking the Environmental Walk With Eco-Friendly Homes

eco-friendly homesCelebrities with eco-friendly homes not only do their part to protect the environment, but they also leverage their popularity to encourage eco-friendly living among their fan base, some of whom may be your clients. When it comes to green living, a few stars really stand out.  Continue reading 6 Celebrities Walking the Environmental Walk With Eco-Friendly Homes

8 Green Building Construction Trends That Are Making Waves in 2014

Green Building Construction TrendsThe popularity of eco-friendly building grows every year and by keeping up on green building construction trends, your company’s revenue can grow with it. In 2014, energy efficiency, product transparency, and workload-lightening cloud technology should all be on your watch list. Continue reading 8 Green Building Construction Trends That Are Making Waves in 2014