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 […]

Starter home sales continue to lag

Starter home sales continue to lag in the second quarter of 2017, according to surveys, as do trade-up home sales and overall home inventory shrinks. This according to Trulia’s most recent Inventory & Price Watch report. “U.S. home inventory tumbled 8.9% over the year in the second quarter of 2017, and has now fallen for […]

Take it easy this summer!

Take it easy this summer! Most of us Southwest Floridians know – and appreciate – the relative slow pace of summers in our region. We have far fewer visitors and tourists. Our school and work schedules are lessen, some by a little, some by a lot. The weather is always wonderful (if no storms threaten). […]

Construction jobs bill passed the U.S. House

A construction jobs bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week but it’s unclear if the measure will make it through the U.S. Senate and into law. The House re-authorized the Perkins Act, a law originally adopted in 1948 and overhauled in 2006 which authorizes money to high schools and post-secondary schools for student […]