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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released their 2015 Construction Cost Survey conducted in August of 2015). NAHB’s 2015 construction cost survey was conducted by emailing a questionnaire to a representative sample of 4,090 home builders. The sample was stratified by size ...
12/05/2015
Sales of new U.S. homes fell to in August. The fourth straight monthly decline during the peak buying season suggests the housing market is years away from a recovery.   The Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales fell 2.3 percent to a 295,000 - a six-month low – and less than half th...
09/26/2011
I realize it has been awhile since I posted anything. But I am back and I believe this is too important not to share. A recent survey of people likely to vote in 2012 conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that despite the ups and downs of the housing market...
06/29/2011
Forbes published an article today titled "The Happiest Careers In America."   The article highlights the results of a new survey from job site CareerBliss.com that revealed the top ten happiest professions in America.  The survey results measured nine factors of workplace happiness, including the...
02/10/2011
Single-family housing starts in 2010 totaled 475,000 - a 7 percent increase over 2009 but still substantially below the 1,256,000 average starts per year from 1995 through 2003.  .Think the decrease in demand for new home construction has resulted in lower prices for building materials.  Think ag...
01/31/2011
"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." - Eric Hoffer As we prepare for another Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to encourage everyone to count our blessings. It has been a challenging couple of years for many of us. But I sincerely believe in the Law...
11/21/2010
Think the decrease in demand for new home construction is resulting in lower prices for building materials.  Think again.   According to the September 16 producer price index (PPI) report by the U.S. Labor Department, prices for construction materials edged up 0.2% in August. Prices are 3.6% high...
09/19/2010
The Building Contractors Association of SW Idaho is offering the NAHB Institute of Residential Marketing's "House Construction As A Selling Tool" course on September 29th and 30th.   If you are Builder or a Realtor who specializes in selling new homes, you should seriously consider investing in t...
08/30/2010
Insulation is a key element in building a more comfortable and energy efficient home in Boise, Idaho or elsewhere.   Insulation materials are rated according to their ability to resist heat flow. The thermal resistance rating is known as an "R-value". The higher the R-value of a material, the bet...
08/23/2010
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Two of the biggest issues facing this country today are unemployment and energy.  Our elected officials seem to think that the solution to both is developing emerging renewable energy technology.  I disagree. In a blog in February 2009 titled "Home Remodels, Retrofits Are Key To An Energy-Efficie...
08/16/2010
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