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Follow the Money: States Where Home Improvers Borrow the Most Dough
Make Selecting Products a Win-Win, for You and Your Clients
Don’t Let Estimating Be a Slippery Slope!
Customer Just Won’t Pay? How to Be a Legal Eagle
Pay Day: How Remodelers Can Get More Money Faster and Quicker
How to Mark Up Your Markup
How Tidying Up A/R Keeps the Taxman at Bay
For Remodelers, Are ‘Good’ and ‘Cheap’ Ever a Pair?
Cash on Hand: Managing Your Moolah
How to Price Work When Work Is All You Have
Still True After All These Years: How to Make Money in Remodeling
The Rights Way: What Can You Do if Clients Won’t Pay?
Keep Tabs on Insurance, or Risk Losing Money
Hey, Remodelers: Profit Is Important, Believe It or Not!
Going Up? Contractors Need to Put Price Escalations on Paper
Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
Tightening Up Bids from Subs
Details, Details: How to Estimate Finish Carpentry
The 10 Terrible Things That Gobble Profits
Big Construction Companies Are Adept at Lowering Their Tax Bills
Forget These Two Myths, and Make Some Money!
The ABCs of Evaluating P&Ls
How Remodelers Can Charge Higher Prices
Straight Talk About Picking Products
Estimating’s Slippery Slopes Make It Hard to Get a Grip
How to Get in Front of Job Leads
How to Keep Insurance Up to Date While Keeping Costs Low
If Customers Really Want Something, Money Is No Object
Remodelers: Don’t Use Allowances–Ever
The Financial Fallout from One Bad Project
Positively False: Metrics to Be Wary Of
Yellow Pad Estimating: Green Lights, Red Lights
Shhhh! How to Avoid Talking About Markup
For Remodelers, It Can Be a Numbers Game
Scope It Out, and Be Sure to Charge for It!
Bidding: Don’t Beat Yourself
You Should Put a Price on Estimates
Growing Profit While Growing Up
Go with the Flow: How to Manage Cash in a Crisis
Is Proptech the Real Deal?
Unaffordable Housing: How Did We Get Here?
Discounting Is a Good Way to Go Broke
How to Ask Clients to Pony Up
Spin a Yarn, and Get the Dough
How Valuable Are Preservation Easements?
Show Them the Money: Financing Myths Hurt Millennial Home Buyers
Remodelers: Do the Markup Math!
For Contractors, Cash Really Is King
The Basics of Managing Allowances
Talking Costs Is Bad for Business
Can Corporate Dollars Help Fix the Crisis in Affordable Housing?
For Small Construction Companies, Handy Tips to Max Out Cash on Hand
For Small Contractors Looking to Sell, Pay Attention to These Five Common Mistakes
Dollars and Sense: Plugging Profit Leaks
Should Paying Off the Mortgage Be a Burning Desire? Not Necessarily
A House May Be a Home, but It’s Also a Bank
They’re Underwater; Why Are They Still Paying?
NAHB: Tax Reform Is a Good Deal for Housing, Builders, Remodelers
Where Property Taxes Are Highest and Lowest
Beats Money Under the Mattress: Seniors Have Substantial Home Equity
Money Talks–or Doesn’t: Underwriting Stays Tight
Keepin’ It Real: Consumers Still Prefer Investing in Houses
Remodelers: Should You Be a Franchise Player? Maybe, Maybe Not
For Small Contractors, How to Manage Cash on Hand
Is Historic Preservation the Best Route to Affordable Housing?
How Flipped-Out Buyers Helped Produce the Housing Crisis
What’s Upsetting First Timers? Down Payments Are Too High!
House So? What a Cool Mil Gets You in 25 Cities
Boomers: High Anxiety About Housing Affordability
What’s Behind the Persistent Scarcity of Housing for Sale?
Can You Bank on Tiny Homes?
Biking and Walking Are Really Good for the Economy
Mortgage Lending Ain’t What It Used to Be; Sigh
Does Modular Construction Stand Up?
Addition by Subtraction: When Bad Remodels Need to Go
Are Starter Homes Now the Finish Line?
Great Eight: Factors That Affect Housing Values
Balancing Act: The Financial Ups and Downs of Renovating an Old Building
Green Neighborhoods Are Golden
Dollars and Sense: Good Words Can Add Up
McMansions Are Ugly, Sure, but They’re Often Bad Investments, Too
Pony Up: Tips on Paying for Solar
Grade-A Info: Owning in a Good School District Adds Up
Will Tenants Pay Higher Commercial Rents for Green Features?
Green Pays Off, Study Shows: More Tenants, Higher Rents
Mortgage Rates by State
Cuts Above: How Builders Can Trim Expenses
Underwater Homes Still Top-Shelf Problem
NAHB: Rules and Regs Account for Nearly Quarter of New Home’s Cost
As Home Prices Rise, Landlords’ Wallets Fatten Up
In Reality, Are House Flippers Only Playing a Part?
Commercial Properties: Deal Flow to Slow
What Price Is Right? Zillow Zestimates How to Do It
Wealth Effect in Housing Not What It Used to Be
Home Prices: Up, Up, and Away?
Dollars and Sense: Making Mortgages More Affordable in Rural U.S.
What’s Really Amazing Is Just How Little Money Home Builders Make
Home Equity Is Still on the Up and Up
Study: LEE-ND Leads Away from Affordable Housing
Why Are Appraisers Heading for the Exits?
Whither Home Prices? Shrewd Look at the Numbers Game
Sunset? Stocks of Solar Companies Plummet
Does Solar Leasing Hurt Home Sellers?
Is It Really Finally Getting Easier to Obtain a Mortgage?
Risk of Mortgage Fraud: Up, Up, Up
Could We Really Go Negative?
Trying to Turn Leads into Sales? Try a Contact Center
Hey, Remodelers; Listen Up: Income Not Revenue, Income Not Revenue
Numbers Game: How to Estimate and Bid Successfully
Subs Are Everything Today! How to Slim Down Their Bids
You Shall Overcome (Price Resistance, That Is)!
Money Machine: How to Set Up a Collection System
And You Thought Design Is Always a Losing Proposition
The Real Meaning of Profit
Go Figure: Calculating the Real Cost of Labor
Business of Remodeling: Growth for Growth’s Sake
Is Templated Estimating a Thing? Yup
Dollars and Doughnuts: Most Well-Run Remodeling Companies Offer Financing
How to Handle Allowances Respectably
Dough What? What to Do if a Remodeling Client Won’t Pay
Getting Returns the Old Direct Mail Way
Get a Raise, Remodelers! How to Push Prices Up
Are Templates an Estimator’s Best Friend?
Guess What? Consistently Accurate Estimates Can Be the Real Deal
Remodelers: Make Something of Long Lead Times and High Product Prices!
Don’t Count Discounts; They’re Money Out the Door
Better Than a Lawyer? How About an Insurance Agent?
Power to Your Pricing: How to Charge More and Do Better
Go on a Diet, and Stop Nibbling at Profits
Bids from Subs: Eliminate the Wiggle Room
Plan, Man: How to Write a Pragmatic One for Your Business
Tips and Techniques for Transferring Ownership of Your Company
When Is ‘Paid in Full’ Not Really ‘Paid in Full’?
For Remodelers, Only the Accountable Numbers Matter
Warranty Calls Should Be Calls to Action
On Estimates, Transparency Not Always a Clear Option
Some Things Don’t Change: Managing Cash Flow Is One of Them
Credit Where Credit Is Due: Take This One, if You Can
Remodelers: How Can You Create a Business You Can Sell?
The Clarifying Power of Creating Useful Estimates
How to Drag Profit from a Remodeling Business
Smooth Operator: How to Prepare a Budget
Fix It, Remodelers: Price for Profit Not Loss
Training Days on the Job: Who Should Pay?
How to Get Money for Modular
Numbers Game: How to Estimate and Make Money at the Same Time
Putting Solar High on the List for Low-Income Households
Does Greening a City Hasten Gentrification?
Finding Affordable Housing Is a Big Probelm for Many; Should We Once More Make a Federal Case of It?
Even the Smallest Business Needs a Budget
Appraisers Are Under Siege–Again
What to Know When Buying a House–but Not the Land
For Investors, Smart, Resilient Buildings Will Be a Big Deal
Does It Pay for Cities to Go Green?
Old Thinking About Down Payments Hurts Young Buyers
Easy to Say–Stop Handing Out Free Estimates–but Hard to Do?
Push Toward Tech About Money, Honey
How to Prevent Brawls over Change Orders
The Basics of Bidding and Estimating
Compensating Salespeople: Stay Flexible, Get Creative
Run-Around on Payments? How to Catch an Evasive Client
Not a Nostalgia Trip: 30 Years Ago, the Housing Market Was Healthier
No Surprise Here: New York City Is Most Expensive Place to Build
Why Do Apartments Make Money–Lots of Money–for Developers?
Affordable Housing Is a Healthy Outcome
Appraisals Still Rule, but Zillow and Others Are Getting Better at the Numbers Game
Need a Mortgage? Don’t Bank on It
For Millennials, Student Debt Means a Dream Deferred
The Fintech Revolution Gathers Steam
Unaffordable Housing and the Rise of Supercommuting
The Upper Middle Class Gets All the Breaks–and Won’t Admit It
More Seniors Want to Mortgage Their Future
Why Should Consumers Care About Housing Starts?
Price Pressure: What Factors Drive Appreciation?
Numbers Don’t Lie: In Praise of the Standard Appraisal
The Shrinking Value of McMansions
Details, Details: Wise Up About Homeowners’ Insurance
And the World’s Most Expensive Housing Market Is?
Where Are the Homeowners with Equity in Their Pockets?
States, Right: Home Buyer Programs in All 50
Soon, Getting a Mortgage Will Be an Online Experience
Surprise, Surprise: Curbed Growth Means Less Affordability
Home Sweet Mobile Home
Women Pay on Mortgages More Reliably but Have More Trouble Getting Them
Game of Drones: Construction Industry Could Save Billions
What Is Airbnb Doing to Rents in Big Markets?
Interior Design: Living Rich Without Digging Deep
Keeping PACE? Housing Groups Want FHA to Reconsider New Rules
Will Mortgage Process Go Digital? Not So Fast
Feds Say, Architects Deserve Overtime Pay
Many Boomerang Back, but Many Never Make It
Fifty Top Developers of Affordable Housing
HUD-ling: Former Secretaries Make Case for More Senior Housing
PV Panels: Will Prices Keep Plummeting?
Too True: Why More People Are Turning Into Long-Term Renters
Regs Price Out How Many Would-Be Home Buyers?
Should We Save Affordable Housing?
Five Troubling Things About Reverse Mortgages
Seer Buffet Doesn’t See a Housing Bubble
City or Burbs: Where’s the Best Return on a Rental Dollar?
Home Prices in Frisco Fizzle for the First Time in Four Years
Credit Where Credit’s Deserved: How to Approve Your Score
Is the Entire Construction Industry Bankrupt?
Construction Inflation Rolls Back
The Taxman Cometh: States with the Highest Residential Property Taxes
Affordable Markets Are Good for Business
Get Real: the Hard Costs of Owning a Home
Lucky Number: Construction Spending Up 13% YOY
Good to Hear: Foreclosures Still Dropping
What Is Net Metering, and Could It Kill Rooftop Solar?
Playing the Numbers Game
Glug, Glug–Who’s Most at Risk for Being Underwater?
Design of the Times: Profit Center!
When Should Remodelers Switch to Cost-Plus Pricing?
These Problems Will Gobble Profits–Fast
Learning the ABCs of KPIs
What Price Is Right? How to Avoid Pricing Jobs Incorrectly
Rating the Financial Ratios: For Remodelers, Here Are the Top Five
How to Manage Ever-Increasing Premiums for Construction Insurance
Improving Profit Margins: Get a Grip
It’s Not Only Money: You Gotta Collect
For Remodelers, Debt Is Often a Killer; Here’s How to Survive It
The Ups and Downs of Accounting for Remodeling Revenue
Same Old, Same Old: Markups Make Margins
The High Profits of Low- or No-Carbon Construction
Want to Make Money? Stay in Control
The Price Is Right Only if You Take Overhead into Account
Remodelers: Should Checking FICO Be SOP?
Bulking Up Remodeling’s Bottom Line
Labor Lost? Are You Charging Enough for It?
How to Go with the (Cash) Flow
Right Price? Give Your a Business a Raise!
An Estimate by Another Name? Yes–and Put a Price on It!
To Make More Money, Remodelers, Be in Control
For Remodelers: Bit by Bit–Adding Profits One Step at a Time
Money’s Worth: Ratios to Stay in Touch With
How to Estimate When Lumber Prices Soar
By the Numbers: How to Create an Operating Budget
How Builders Can Finance a Growth Curve
Remodelers: Are You Making Money? Here’s How to Know
Numbers Game: How to Track Breakeven Effectively
Show Me the Money! How Builders Can Deal with Capital Questions
How to Plan in a Tanking Economy
Job Costs: Pay Attention to Detail
PE in HI? Hard to Believe, but It’s Happening
Dollars and Sense: Five Fantastically Important Fundamentals
How Gross! How to Track Gross Profit
Hovering Over Overhead Is Key to Managing Through Hard Times
How Architects Can Make Cents of the R&D Tax Credit
Data Analyzing Your Way to Lower Costs, Tighter Schedules
What’s Your Story? The Right One Can Mean More Revenue
Magnificent Seven: Attributes Everyone Selling Houses Should Have
For Estimators, ‘Free’ Is Not a Good Word
Housing Prices: Don’t Lower the Boom on Boomers
Every Job Should Have a Price
Should You Offer a Discount for Early Payments? Uh, Yeah!
Money Talks: Building Cash Flows Using New Digital Tools
Not Every Remodeling Project Increases a Home’s Value!
Smart Tech More Money Maker Than Money Saver
Remodelers, Take Notes: How to Bone Up on Markup
What Makes a Bid a Winning Bid?
Margin Call: Using Analytics to Boost Returns
Up in ARMs!
Risky Business: How to Plan for and Quantify Uncertainty
Net-Zero Houses Net Payoffs Faster Than People Figured
FICO’s New Model May Boost Scores
Financial Crisis Is Still Rocking the Construction Industry
Don’t Blame High Housing Prices for Baby-Free Cities
Art for Housing’s Sake
The Square Deal on Calculating Square Footage
Days Ahead May Be Taxing for Historic Preservationists
The High Promise of Owning at the Low End
Boomers and Their Mortgages
Interested in Making Money? Don’t Get into Construction
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Affordable Housing Can Increase Property Values
Where They Pay Up–and Where They Don’t
The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!
Appraising Appraisals: Why Is the Process So Sluggish?
Neither a Digital Lender Nor a Borrower Be
Money, Man: Which Commercial Projects Get Funded?
Lenders Need to Be More Mobile
Appraisals: Will Tech Take Over from Humans?
Catching a Break: Tax Credit Saves Three Historic Buildings
For Efficiency’s Sake: Energy Costs Beat Codes
Housing Affordability Not Just an Urban Problem
Surprise, Surprise: Architecture and Money Go Hand in Hand
Container Homes: Should You Contain Yourself?
Figuring Out the Homeownership Gap
Getting Paid: How to Collect Construction AR
Bridges to Nowhere? Balancing Spending on Infrastructure
Ups and Downs of Housing Costs per Square Foot
Is Modular Building Finally Coming of Age?
Not Every Green Move Saves Greenbacks
Six Simple Ways to Save Money on a Big-Time Remodeling Project
New Homes Should Come with a Warranty
How Much Do Bathroom Remodelings Really Cost?
Are These Markets Once More About to Bubble Over?
Relighting the Lamp After the Darkness of Foreclosure
Inexpensive Upgrades That Really Add Up
Insure Thing: Coverage Must Come Up to Costs of Rebuilding
What Does $950 in Rent Get You?
The Metrics of the Foreclosure Industry
At Ease: Banks Continue to Lighten Up on Lending Standards
Millennials Do Want to Be Homeowners, but Disappointment Looms
Eight Tips to Writing a Winning Construction Bid
Trends in Commercial Lending
Interesting: Rates Will Rise; Yes, They Will
Are You Dense? Costs of the New Urbanization
Rules for Selling Remodeling Have Changed–Again
Mortgage Rates Finally on the Rise?
Salary Days: Money You Need to Buy a House in 27 Metro Markets
If You Can’t Afford a House, Here’s Why
Insiders’ Move to Close Down Fannie and Freddie
Want to Buy Apartment Buildings? Here’s How
Finally, Financing a Condo Is Easier
How Loan Modifications Are Like Weight Loss Scams
Home Buyers Are Tapped Out on Price
Will a Housing Policy Make You Look Presidential?
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