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Builder Confidence and Home Sales on the Rise

From the NAHB Housing news turned positive this week as spring gave way to summer. Future data will confirm whether the recent turn in momentum reflects a return to the improving trend that was in place before the end of 2013, but early signs are encouraging. New single-family home sales reached their highest pace in …


How to Speak Remodeling

The home building industry celebrates National Remodeling Month in May, but remodeling is popular year-round, and the industry is growing every year. Whether it’s a small cosmetic remodel such as replacing bathroom fixtures, or a major down-to-the-wall-studs overhaul of your kitchen or adding new space to your home, understanding the terminology your professional remodeler is …


National Home Remodeling Month: You Get What You Pay For

Any homeowner planning to remodel wants nothing less than a professional job.  Who wouldn’t want the best quality in terms of workmanship and materials when it comes to improving their most prized and most valuable asset?  However, when it comes to selecting a remodeler, too many buyers conveniently forget the time-proven adage that “you get …


Learn Spanish Fundamentals in Eight Weeks

Being bilingual in today’s business environment can be a real plus. The El Sol Network promotes language learning and is offering an eight-week class that promises to give you a working knowledge of Spanish fundamentals and Hispanic culture. These are fun, informal classes that will cover the alphabet and pronunciation, sentence structure,  useful phrases, and …


90 Minute Law School Scheduled

The Wilmington – Cape Fear Home Builders Association is offering a “90 Minute Law School” on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The seminar will be presented by NAHB’s Director of Legal Research, David N. Crump, Jr. He will explain in layman’s terms some basic legal concepts that are important to those …