Ryan Arneson

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Friday Round Up 10/30/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Lowe’s Reveals 2015 Smart-home Survey Results

Source: Builder Online

Iris by Lowe’s, the home improvement store’s smart-home technology brand, has released its second annual Smart Home Survey, which gauges countrywide behaviors and preferences on smart-home products and systems. Conducted online this past August,

Friday Round Up 10/23/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Candidates to Talk Home Building at IBS

Source: NAHB Now

NAHB is inviting all Democratic and Republican presidential candidates to present their views on economic, foreign and domestic policy issues – including the state of the home building industry – in a forum being held during the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas Jan.

Friday Round Up 10/16/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

New Single-Family Home Size in 2014: Regional Estimates

Source: Eye on Housing

According to 2014 Survey of Construction (SOC) data from the Census Bureau and NAHB analysis, the median size of new single-family homes started in 2014 was 2,450 square feet,

Friday Round Up 10/2/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Home Prices In 20 U.S. Cities Increased 5% In July

Source: Builder Online

Bloomberg’s Michelle Jamrisko reports on the latest S&P/Case-Shiller index, which showed home prices increased by 5% year-over-year in July in 20 U.S. cities, slightly below economist expectations of 5.2% growth.

Friday Round Up 9/25/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Where is Construction Employment Growing Fastest?

Source: Eye on Housing

Regional employment data for August from the BLS and NAHB analysis indicates that the states with the largest gains in year-over-year construction employment, in percentage terms, were Arkansas (13.6%), Idaho (10%), South Carolina (9.1%),

Home Builder SEO

Home Builder SEO

With 92% of home buyers using the internet in some way in their home search process search engine optimization (SEO) is more important than ever. Think of this as your inbound sales process. If you build and structure your site appropriately, the search engines like Google will reward you by sending prospects your way.

A recent study by Search Engine Watch released some very interesting numbers about small businesses and their use of SEO.

Friday Round Up 9/18/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Home Builders Are Among Ameria’s Fastest Growing Companies

Source: Fortune

After several tough years, America’s builders are back. Real estate in America has turned around to such an extent that four of the fastest growing companies (Standard Pacific, M/I Homes, Toll Brothers, and Lennar) in America are home builders,

Friday Round Up 9/11/15

In a segment we’re calling Friday Round Up we gather the most important and interesting stories from around the web as it pertains to home building.

Construction Job Openings Steady, Hiring Slowing

Source: Eye on Housing

The count of construction job openings held steady in July, as hiring in the home building sector slowed. The open position rate for the construction sector held constant at 2.1% for July. The open rate has been trending upward since 2012,

Why Your Home Builder Business Needs A Website

The first place your customer is looking for information is on their favorite search engine (Google, Yahoo!, Bing). When your customer types in a question, for example, “Home builder in [your city]?”, If you are not listed on the first couple of pages you are missing a ton of potential business.

A professionally designed and crafted website is the single most important marketing tool in today’s marketplace. If you have a business and don’t have a website,

Advantages of a Monthly Pricing Model

Advantages of a Monthly Pricing Model

You may have heard the term SaaS thrown around a lot. Even if you haven’t, you’re probably using it. Do you store files in Dropbox? Watch movies with Netflix? Listen to music on Spotify? These are all SaaS products. SaaS stands for Software as a Service.

Wikipedia defines SaaS as a software licensing and delivery model in which the software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted.