• Eye on Housing

    Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

    Total housing starts increased in May with gains in both the single-family and multifamily sectors. Starts increased 5% month-over-month to a 1.35 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. This pace is a post-recession high. The rate of single-family starts was 3.9% higher in May, reaching a 936,000 annual rate.... Read More ›...

  • specs+spaces

    The Butterfly Effect: This Designer Let Art Dictate Her Design

    Dorothy Willetts, ASID, NCIDQ, is a California-based designer and owner of Willetts Design & Associates. For a recent project Willets created the bedroom look to demonstrate how artwork can fit into everyday living....

  • Summit Services Inc.

    Leadership and the Second Marshmallow

    Throughout the 1970s, Stanford University researchers conducted an experiment centered around delayed gratification. You may know it as: The Marshmallow Test. In this test, toddlers were put in a room and a given a marshmallow. They were instructed that they could eat the marshmallow now or wait 10 minutes and receive a second marshmallow. The study goes on to discuss that the kids who waited (and got the second marshmallow) were far more successful in life. But what about the kids that didnt wait...

  • A David Creation

    How Should You Respond To a Prospect You Just Cant Serve

    Responses, like vegetables, are always better fresh than canned.   Most quality home improvement contractors are running more leads than they can handle this time of the year. And, when......

  • Advisors On Target

    Q4 Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Here we are well into the final quarter of 2017. Is your business on target to reach your goals for the year Here are some things you should be doing to make your final quarter as successful as youd like it to be: Review your progress How has your business performed in the first 3 […]...

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