Swimming Pool Construction on the Rise in Orlando

HBW Florida Swimming Pool Construction Report – January 2017 In Florida, there is no shortage of swimming pools, and when it comes to new pool construction, Orlando was in the spotlight last month.  Out of the more than 1,675 swimming … Continue reading

Orlando Ranks #1 for Housing Starts in January

HBW Florida Residential Construction Report for January 2017 In Florida, new residential construction has held solid at the start of the year with nearly 4,300 housing starts and approximately $1.2B in construction value on file with HBW for the month … Continue reading

5 Tips for Improving Sales by Phone

Looking to make progress with your sales calls? Here are a few quick tips for maximizing phone time with potential clients. With email, texting and the rise of emojis, phone conversation skills may be falling short for many marketing and … Continue reading

Texas Home Builders Spotlight – January 2017

Out of the four major metropolitan areas in Texas, D.R. Horton continued to lead the Lone Star State for housing starts in January. With nearly 4,500 new residential construction permits and more than $1B in total value on file for … Continue reading

HBW Report: Texas Residential Construction Update – January 2017

Texas is off to a steady start in residential construction with nearly 4,500 housing starts and more than $1B in total value at the start of the year. Although Texas did not experience the spike previously seen in December, new … Continue reading

Consumer Trend Watch: Wallpaper

Believe it or not, wallpaper is back, and it is making an appearance in a new, bold and trendsetting way. Don’t be surprised if your clients express an interest in wallpaper.  Wallpaper has been buzzing on the consumer’s home décor … Continue reading

HBW’s 2016 Swimming Pool Construction Roundup

With more than 32,500 new swimming pool permits from Florida, Texas and the Atlanta area combined, it would seem that 2016 was the year of the swimming pool. In 2016, swimming pool construction was on a high in Florida and … Continue reading

Florida Housing Starts Hit a High in 2016

Last year, Florida experienced a 13% year-over-year increase in housing starts, resulting in more than 64,000 residential construction permits on file with HBW. Across the Sunshine State, new residential construction was booming in 2016, making it the best year for … Continue reading