Remodelers

Smart Home Design Ideas for Aging-in-Place Clients

Filed in Education, Remodelers by on March 14, 2018 2 Comments
Smart Home Design Ideas for Aging-in-Place Clients

Attendees will learn about several design ideas for clients who would like to remain in their homes as long as possible. From integrated medication dispensers to appliance lifts in the kitchen, the webinar will cover a variety of ways to integrate smart-home technology.

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Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on March 13, 2018 0 Comments
Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

After years of starts, stops and even litigation, the path forward on EPA’s formaldehyde emissions rule is finally clear. Today, an agreement on how the formaldehyde rule will be implemented was reached by EPA, the Sierra Club and industry trade associations including NAHB.

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The Big Voice Trend Ahead in Smart Home Tech

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily, Remodelers by on March 6, 2018 2 Comments
The Big Voice Trend Ahead in Smart Home Tech

What are the big developments in smart home technology? And what’s on the horizon in the next year or two? Gordon van Zuiden, founder of the San Francisco home technology company cyberManor, has the answer to both questions: Voice control.

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Constant Communication Key to Remodeler’s Rising Revenue

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on February 28, 2018 0 Comments
Constant Communication Key to Remodeler’s Rising Revenue

Ken Neuhoff’s remodeling company has enjoyed steady growth for most of the last 14 years, largely due to his keen focus on providing top-notch customer service. For that, Neuhoff has earned the honor of being named the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for February.

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HELOCS Deductible for Capital Improvements, IRS Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance, Remodelers by on February 21, 2018 1 Comment
HELOCS Deductible for Capital Improvements, IRS Says

In a victory for NAHB remodelers, the IRS today issued a letter clarifying changes to home equity loans and lines of credit to confirm that households may take a tax deduction when these loans are used for home improvements.

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3 Tips for a Profitable Basement Remodel

3 Tips for a Profitable Basement Remodel

With the growing popularity of short-term rentals through companies like Airbnb, countless home owners are looking down their basement stairs and seeing great potential. But not all basements are created equal. A seasoned remodeler offers some advice to builders for when they begin the basement-remodeling process with prospective clients.

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Remodeler Goes from Office Manager to Company President

Filed in Councils & Committees, Remodelers by on January 30, 2018 0 Comments
Remodeler Goes from Office Manager to Company President

As an undergrad, Julie Palmer was a history major. But throughout her professional career, she worked her way up to become president of Charlie Allen Renovations in Cambridge, Mass. — proving that the best remodelers don’t always have an extensive construction background. 

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Arizona, Louisiana Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on January 30, 2018 0 Comments
Arizona, Louisiana Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored

NAHB Remodelers recently honored the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design by Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists.

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Tax Reform and HELOCs: What Now?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Economics, Remodelers by on January 29, 2018 3 Comments
Tax Reform and HELOCs: What Now?

As the dust settles on last month’s tax reform debate, remodelers and their clients may see conflicting information about home equity credit lines (HELOCs) and second mortgages – traditionally, important funding sources for major home renovation work. Here’s a little clarity.

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Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in 4th Quarter

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on January 18, 2018 1 Comment
Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in 4th Quarter

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 that the reading has reached 60.

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