Builder confidence is up in August

Builder confidence is up in August, particularly among builders of single-family homes, according to one national builders’ organization. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says the August builder confidence level rose four points over the July level to 68. The NAHB/WellsFargo Housing Market Index (HMI) surveys commercial and residential builders across the U.S. and […]

Open! Discovery Village at the Forum!

Open! Discovery Village at the Forum! Fort Myers’ newest and most luxurious independent living center is now formally opened and brand new! The formal ribbon-cutting ceremony took place August 2. “Our residents are always top of mind, and Discovery Senior Living pride ourselves on providing the best lifestyle possible to promote overall well-being and happiness,” said Richard J. […]

Waiting is half the fun!

Waiting is half the fun! Well, okay, maybe not in the case of home remodeling but delays have become common for home remodelers. According to the latest national data and surveys from Houzz, homeowners wanting to begin a remodeling project may be delayed a month or longer before the project can begin. “Homeowners can anticipate […]

Construction spending was up in May

Construction spending was up in May, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce, up for the month and up from 2016. “Construction spending during May 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,230.1 billion, nearly the same as…the revised April estimate of $1,230.4 billion,” said the Commerce Department. “The […]

The terminology of tile

Tile may be among the most understated – but effective – home remodeling features we have and yet the terminology of tile can often elude us. Unless we really understand tile and its uses as a homeowner we can make – or ask our home remodeling contractor to make – what might turn out to […]