Bait-and-Switch Home Lending Loophole will Close in August

Predatory lending and bad faith contracts will be minimized by changes that are coming in August. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Ever since bad faith contracts and predatory-lending tactics caused real estate crash of 2008, reforms in the home lending-and-borrowing process … Continue reading

Kalea Bay Kicks off Luxury Construction in Naples

Kalea Bay’s residential tower. Photo courtesy of Soave Real Estate. HBW subscribers in Naples already know about the residential construction opportunities available in Kalea Bay, and anyone deeking home building job leads will find this development quite interesting. After breaking … Continue reading

Clients Come First in Alpharetta’s Home Services Portal

Homeowners who love to entertain alfresco are discovering that outdoor kitchen and living areas can increase their property values. Photo curtesy of Customer First Home Services. HBW subscribers in North Fulton County area will be interested to know about the new Customer … Continue reading

WCI’s Luxurious LaMorada Community Breaks Ground in Naples

Homes in the luxurious LaMorada community such as the Martinique model pictured below range from $300k to $1 million. Photo courtesy of WCI Communities. HBW subscribers in the Naples area have already been investigating the opportunities at this stunning new WCI … Continue reading

Merger of Mega-Builders May Reshape the Industry

Standard Pacific has merged with Ryland, a move that will position them to build  homes in 17 markets. Pictured; a Standard Pacific home on offer in Winding Creek, Southlake, TX. Photo courtesy of Standard Pacific.  Whether the reason is competing executive egos or … Continue reading

Multifamily Development Will Stay Strong Through 2017

Nationwide, developers are focused on building more mixed-use luxury multifamily developments such as this one, currently under construction in downtown Miami. Photo courtesy of Constec Developers. Urban developers are counting on the demand for multifamily residences to stay strong over the next two to three … Continue reading

Innovative Retrofits Prevent Concrete Catastrophe During Quakes

Concrete low-rise construction is very popular in the U.S., but  older structures pose serious threats during an earthquake. An “alarming number” of low-rise concrete structures located in major earthquake zones have not been retrofitted for earthquake safety. Concrete buildings located … Continue reading

Remodeling Project? Eat My Dust … Please!

Second only to project cost overruns, the largest complaint homeowners have about remodeling projects is the amount of dust generated during the work.   Photo courtesy of Melissa at Bless This Mess Please Many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief … Continue reading

KB Home’s Forest Grove Begins Building Near Austin

A Model Residence from KB Home’s new Forest Grove Community in Round Rock, TX. As HBW subscribers in the Austin area already know, KB Home is currently building a new planned community in Round Rock, TX. Forest Grove, KB Home’s … Continue reading