Spring Home & Garden Show at The Woodlands!

After a hard winter, we’re ready to see the latest home and garden trends, just in time for the Spring building season! The Woodlands, TX is holding their biannual Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-7 … 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

2015 Home Remodeling Trends

Though the economy continues its upward climb, credit lending standards are still pretty tight, which means a lot of folks will be remodeling instead of buying new homes in 2015. With the growing number of folks looking to remodel, it’s … Continue reading

New Florida Building Code Improves Residential Fire Safety

As of January 1, the Florida Building Code will adopt new smoke alarm regulations for residential structures. Beginning in 2015, homeowners must install 10-year, sealed-battery smoke alarms when replacing outdated, malfunctioning alarms or installing new ones. The Kidde Fire Safety … Continue reading

Municipalities Must Keep Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Code—For Now

According to the Miami Herald, a committee of the Miami-Dade County Commission tabled a proposal on Wednesday regarding the county’s jurisdiction over historic properties. This controversial proposal would allow municipalities to “opt out” of county jurisdiction for historic preservation. Activists … Continue reading

TAR Releases Glowing Annual Housing Report for Texas

According to the Texas Association of Realtors’ annual housing report, the state has maintained its role as a national leader in population, economic, and housing market growth throughout 2014. Dan Hatfield, TAR chairman, says that “it’s a great time to … Continue reading

Homeowner Financing of Remodeling Projects

Given the spike in remodeling activity, it’s a good idea for contractors to better understand how homeowners pay for these jobs. To help shed some light on financing practices for homeowner remodels, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry research … Continue reading

Five Things Clients Want from a Contractor

Knowing your stuff isn’t the only vital part of a contractor’s job skills. Unless a contractor knows how to sell himself or herself to potential clients and GC’s, they will never reach the level of career success they deserve. To … Continue reading

Porch.com Connects Building Professionals with Contractors and Clients

Fortune reports that Porch.com, a Seattle-based home improvement networking company that connects homeowners to building professionals, is making waves with its latest partnership. After just barely a year in business, the startup has jumped to 250 employees and 1.5 million … Continue reading

4 Projects to Avoid for a $mart Remodel

It’s inevitable that homeowners eventually have to re-evaluate whether their house meets their lifestyle needs. When they love their location and neighborhood, really like their house, and don’t want to waste money on closing costs and moving expenses, homeowners usually … Continue reading