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Marketing & Selling

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    LED Market Forecast

    Analysts predict that LEDs will have the predominant share of the lighting market over the next few years.

  • JLC Report

    EPA abandons lead clearance requirement; California risks forfeiting home-weatherization funds; Nevada's OSHA program told to ramp up citations; more

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    Make More Money By Controling The Growth Of Your Building Business

    When I was a young builder in the early '80s, there was an old-timer in town who worked with a couple of his sons, a small crew, and a handful of good local subcontractors.

  • Hurricane Season Begins and it Could Be a Doozy

  • Among Coastal States, New York and Massachusetts Lead Economic Rebound

  • Economic Indexes

    Current economic indexes reflect continued cautious optimism as the economy continues to work toward recovery. The AIA's billings index (ABI) for March 2011 basically held steady at 50.5. However, the new projects inquiry index was at 58.7, up significantly from its February mark of 56.4. The...

  • Bay State Foreclosures Rise but a New Court Ruling Looms

  • JLC Report

    Big builders push for energy-efficiency initiative; remodeling shows signs of rebound; San Francisco battles sewer sludge; more

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    Protecting Profits in Your Construction Business

    Let's begin this month by reviewing some basic financial concepts and benchmarks.

  • Coastal Florida Builders Struggle in Flat Market

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    Cloudy With a Chance of Optimism

    Quarterly economic fluctuations continue to drive consumer caution.

  • Joe Stoddard: Value-Added

    Ways to maximize the effectiveness of your Web presence.

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    Budgeting for Your Marketing, Sales, and Project Starts

    Budgeting for your marketing, sales, and project starts

  • Opportunity's (Hard) Knock

  • 3 Up, 3 Down: Demographics Forecast Hot and Cold Metros

    Apartment Finance Today polled three of the industry's top research houses to identify three markets with high demographic upside, and three others that have numbers working against them. Surprisingly, Fort Lauderdale emerged as one of the hottest, while Atlanta is expected to continue its slump.

  • Construction Downturn Hits Florida Coasts Unequally

  • More Distress Sales Coming?

    AS THE BANKING sector slowly returns to health, more distressed multifamily assets are expected to hit the streets next year.

  • Proposed Trust Fund Rules Issued

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued proposed regulations for the affordable housing trust fund created by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), linking the regulations to the existing HOME program regulations t

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    Metroplex Flexes Recovery

    JOB GROWTH IS BACK—at least in Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas. And the return of jobs has led to strengthening demand across the entire metroplex, driving absorption to the highest level in a decade.

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    Market Movers

    NUMBERS MAY NOT LIE, BUT SOMETIMES they can make a liar out of conventional wisdom.

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