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Financials

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



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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

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

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

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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.

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

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Cleveland mortgage settlement money going toward demolition of vacant houses

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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.

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Rising student debt hampers housing growth

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

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

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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.

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CoreLogic, FICO add rental payments into credit scores, reports

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Credit reporting companies CoreLogic and FICO have begun including rental payments as a factor in determining an individual’s credit score, according to a New York Times report.

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Fixed rate mortgages drop to 3.94 percent

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Standard Pacific reports Q2 results

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Standard Pacific reported a net loss in the 2011 second quarter of $10.5 million on homebuilding revenues of $204.3 million compared to net income of $10.7 million on homebuilding revenues of $317.2 million in the 2010 second quarter.

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Trumark Homes has sold 11 acres of residential real estate in Lake Forest that it purchased just 20 months ago. The sale came in response to a dramatic increase in land value across coastal Southern California.

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Housing starts dropped 22.5% in February, falling to 479,000 from the revised January rate of 618,000, according to Calculated Risk.

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SPRING 2020

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Fully automated indoor hydroponic appliance that allows anyone to grow herbs, vegetables, and microgreens right in their kitchen all year round without pesticides

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A seaside retreat follows the Passive House standard to maximize energy efficiency

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