Business financials advice, reports, and trends for professional home builders and remodelers.


Four experts explain how paying attention to cash flow can help keep builders from robbing Peter to pay Paul

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Use these tips to increase margins in 2019


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Custom home builders talk about what they do on the front end of a project to achieve better margins

Jim Murphy

Guaranteed maximum price contracts require a true team effort and an open-book policy


Defining and articulating what is a professional in remodeling or new construction is tougher than in some other industries.


Your custom building clients come from all walks of life. But they have one thing in common: They are successful, and they have money. And more often than not, your clients are wealthy because they spend wisely.


Confidence. Such a simple word but also a word that may have more to do with your success or failure than any other.

Cleveland, demolition, settlement, lawsuits, vacant houses

Cleveland mortgage settlement money going toward demolition of vacant houses


A large portion of a multibillion-dollar settlement between the state of Ohio and several large mortgage lenders will go toward demolition of foreclosed, dilapidated houses in the Cleveland area instead of struggling families as intended.

student debt, housing recovery, rising, Bloomberg

Rising student debt hampers housing growth


A new report from Bloomberg indicates that first-time homebuyers are having difficulty securing loans thanks to student loan debt totals nearing $1 trillion.

President Obama, State of the Union, housing, refinancing, banks, investigation

Obama targets refinancing, bank procedure in State of the Union address


In his first State of the Union address of 2012, President Obama briefly discussed a pair of proposals to help the housing industry this year.


FALL 2019

This Month in Custom Builder


The company also added a reversible option that gives designers a decorative fluted motif


A preconstruction process that convinces potential clients to pay for estimating is less about contract language and more about beginning a relationship

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