Recovery for Housing Market Predicted Next Year

By Lindsey Walta, July 19, 2009 | In housing market |

This article from Builderonline.com gave a great sum-up of what the economists are predicting for the housing market next year. For once, there is good news.

Economists Predict Recovery Next Year

Our mid-year forecast roundup reveals big expectations for 2010. By: Boyce Thompson

If the nation’s housing forecasters agree that housing starts and sales will drop to record …

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Choosing Between Two Good Builders | 5 Keys To Follow

By John Garrett, July 16, 2009 | In Home Builders |

We were asked by a internet follower of ours, “How do you decide between two good builders?”

So we thought we’d answer this on our blog. Thanks for the question Andri.

Going to keep this short and sweet.

Key 1: Finished Product. Go and evaluate homes that have been built by the candidate. Try, if you can, to investigate …

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Builders & Agents: The Era of the Pitch Passed With Billy Mays

By John Garrett, July 2, 2009 | In Home Builders |

Billy Mays passed this week and it’s not just sad, but perhaps the end of an era. Mays said, “I was the last guy trained on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. “This post isn’t so much about the passing of Mr. Mays, who was a pro of his craft and will be missed, but more about …

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Are Builders Going to “Get” Social Networking / Media?

By John Garrett, June 4, 2009 | In Home Builders |

Sometimes when you tell the truth, it can be unpopular. However, when it comes to technology, sales and marketing, few builders are leading the way.

You can look at most builders websites and right there understand that lack of marketing acumen possessed in the industry. Now, don’t get me wrong, this isn’t across the board. There …

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Rebuilding Your Building Company. . .

By John Garrett, May 7, 2008 | In Home Builders |

All across the nation there is product sitting and sitting and sitting. The building boom created many “casualties.” Companies that got into the industry during the boom, but couldn’t operate or produce at a level that would sustain them for the long haul.

So for the companies that are still in the game, what is the …

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