Housing Affordability is Still Going Strong
In the first quarter of 2013, nationwide housing affordability held near historic highs, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).
Remodeler Optimism Stronger Than Ever
Earlier this year, we saw a climb in home prices and now we are excited that the Remodeling Industry as a whole is improving as well. Quarter-over-quarter increases are being seen across all sub-components measuring the remodeling industry according to the first-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data, collected by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The overall current business conditions have shown steady increases since March of 2012, reaching a statistically significant 5.97 rating.
Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Grows
This first quarter of 2013 is showing much improvement, which kick starts a promising year for the housing market. All of the components of the 55+ single-family HMI showed significant growth from a year ago: present sales climbed 19 points to 46, expected sales for the next six months increased 21 points to 53 and traffic of prospective buyers rose 15 points to 41
5 Ways to Attract Referrals Without Asking
Referrals are an important aspect of success in business. Why? It is easier to get a sale with a prospect that was referred to by a friend rather than a cold prospect. Yet when it comes to getting referrals for yourself, most of us may feel uncomfortable to ask business owners, for a variety of reasons. That is why WarmlyYours is here to provide you with 5 ways to attract referrals without asking!