Houston-Area Master Planned Community Breaks Ground

Houston-area residential building professionals are excited to see that development is moving forward in Cypress, Texas. After months of waiting, the master-planned community of Bridgeland has finally broken ground on Hidden Creek and the Lakeland Village expansion. The upscale residential development of … Continue reading

Top 4 Jobsite Apps for Builders

Like every other business sector, the commercial construction and residential home building industries have embraced the smartphone app as a valuable productivity tool for the jobsite. The only problem is that there are thousands of apps to choose from and … Continue reading

Home Is Where the Tech Is

Today’s homeowners are a varied bunch, but they all have one thing in common: they’re more dependent upon technology than any previous generation. From dazzling home entertainment centers and T-1 lines with built-in Wi-Fi to less obvious things like HVAC … Continue reading

Philanthropy Begins at Home for Houston Builders

HomeAid Houston recently got a welcome boost for its homlessness-abatement efforts. HAH, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides remodeling and new construction aid to qualified homeless care providers, is being sponsored by the Benefit Homes project,a 34-year old charitable initiative of … Continue reading

OKC Home Construction Has Lots of Delay

Oklahoma City isn’t always recognized for its ability to keep up with national trends, but there’s one trend it’s keeping pace with: the severe shortage of entitled lots for residential construction. Accompanying this shortage are record-high prices for A and … Continue reading

3 Savvy Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom

Realtors know that bathrooms and kitchens sell houses. But rather than doing a remodel for their family’s enjoyment, too many homeowners wait until they’re ready to sell and then do a quick superficial facelift. According to renovation expert Ken Perrin, … Continue reading

New Home Construction Crimped by Lot Shortage

As it turns out, labor isn’t the only shortage the residential construction industry currently faces. According to the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch report, 59% of home builders nationwide have reported a “low” or “very low” supply of developed lots, … Continue reading

Dallas Workers Protest Gables International

Last Saturday, a group of construction workers marched to Dallas’ Cole Park to protest against the Georgia-based Gables Residential property development corporation. Marching under fluorescent “hard-hat yellow” colored banners emblazoned with the phrase “Build It Better,” the workers sought to … Continue reading

A Builder’s Market in Southwest Florida

Subscribers who get their building permit information and residential construction job leads from HBWeekly already know that the residential building market in southwest Florida is white-hot and exceptionally strong.  Because of its prime location and fantastic weather, Southwest Florida has … Continue reading