HBW Report: Texas Swimming Pool Construction Update – June 2018

HBW reports on the latest permitting data for new swimming pool construction activity in Texas. During the month of June, Texas experienced a slight month-over-month decrease (-5%) in new swimming pool construction.  During the one-month period, there were nearly 720 … Continue reading

Texas Residential Construction Report – June 2018

An HBW review of new home construction in Texas during the month of June 2018 Over the last couple of months, housing starts have been on a slight downward slope in Texas. During the month of June, the Lonestar State … Continue reading

Seven Apps for Improving Social Content

Keeping content fresh and appealing can seem like a full-time job, but it doesn’t have to be; with so many social trends and networks, it can be a challenge to decide which social platform and approach will yield the greatest … Continue reading

Getting the Most Out of Instagram and Shoppable Posts

Sometimes it feels like there are just too many social media outlets and so little time to keep up with our own pages.  As a busy home builder, developing social media content can seem like an extra rather than a … Continue reading

Top Florida Pool Builders – May 2018

An HBW monthly report on leading pool builders and new permitting data in Florida for May 2018. Last month, there were approximately 1,660 new swimming pool permits with a total value of nearly $71M added to the HBW database for … Continue reading

Five Tips for Improving Introductory Emails

Cleaning up your email approach may just be the thing you need to have your introductory emails get noticed rather than deleted… First time communication with prospects can be an exercise in trial and error.  Sure, you may have a … Continue reading

Florida Home Building Report – May 2018

An HBW report on housing starts and home building activity in the Sunshine State during May 2018. Last month, there were hundreds of active home builders throughout Florida contributing to the 6,030 new residential construction permits that have been added … Continue reading

Top Home Landscaping Trends for 2018

Recently, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conducted the 2018 edition of the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, and the results were interesting, but not surprising.  Landscape architects (808 participants) were surveyed from February 22, 2018 through March 8, … Continue reading

Top Texas Pool Builders – May 2018

Last month, there was a combined total of 755 new swimming pool permits with a total value of approximately $38.5M added to the HBW database for Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio).  Out of the four major metro areas reviewed, … Continue reading

Five Free Apps for Managing Contacts On-the-Go

If you subscribe to HBW, you’ve got construction leads, new leads every day – Now, it’s a matter of managing them.  While there are numerous options for contact management software and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, from simple to robust, … Continue reading