D. R. Horton’s Express Strategy Shift

Development giant D. R. Horton’s latest quarterly results, these numbers are a strong indicator that the U.S. homebuilding industry is shifting in ways that will benefit the national economy, even if the trend does irk investors. By market closing on … Continue reading

USGBC Elects New Board of Directors

The United States Green Building Council has finally announced the members of its 2015 Board of Directors. The following five directors will each serve three-year terms: Stephen Bushnell, of Stephen Bushnell & Associates will serve as the  Insurance Director (incumbent) … Continue reading

Florida Realtors Summit 2015 Reports Strong Market

The state’s economic and realty markets in 2014 had experts from the MarketWatch asking, “Has Florida found the secret to saving the economy?” That year saw the state’s market recovery level since the 2008 meltdown outperforming nearly every other housing … Continue reading

Lee County Commercial Building Permits Soar

According to HBW’s building activity report for Lee County, a surge in massive commercial projects boosted the economy of Lee County last year. The total value of Lee County construction permits jumped 84% to nearly %1 billion.  In 2103, the … Continue reading

Improved Curb Appeal is key to Selling a Home

Until lending standards loosen up enough for home owners to switch to upgrade their homes, many folks have chosen to remodel their existing houses into fresh, new, homes. For those who are determined to sell their home this year, major … Continue reading

Muskogee, OK’s Downtown Welcomes New Homes

As the energy industry in Oklahoma continues to stay strong, smaller towns like Muskogee have begun to invest in making their downtowns more welcoming to young professional families that want to stay out of the big city.  Muskogee’s downtown has … Continue reading

Free Tutorial Primer on LEEDv4

As we here at HBW have blogged about before, the LEEDv4 standards are significantly more complex than the current LEED 2009 standards. The complexities are so significant that the USGBC extended its deadline for the standards changeover until 2016. One … Continue reading