Unraveling the intricacies of building permits unveils a treasure trove of information that goes beyond the realm of contractors and builders. In this blog post, we delve into the significance of building permits, explore the current data shaping the real estate market, and shed light on initiatives aiming to streamline the permitting process. The Pulse […]

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The law of supply and demand has long been a cornerstone of economic theory, a principle that dictates the natural ebb and flow of prices in response to changes in supply and demand. However, in today’s complex economic landscape, there are growing indications that this fundamental law might not wield the same influence it once […]

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In recent times, the national discourse has been buzzing with debates and pushbacks against single-family zoning. Governments in states like California and Washington, as well as cities like Portland, Oregon, have considered or implemented measures to curb single-family housing. The narrative is now echoing louder with Time Magazine suggesting that America should reconsider its enduring […]

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When it comes to home ownership, certain aspects are frequently celebrated—granite countertops, new siding, and energy-efficient windows often take the spotlight. However, there’s an essential component that seldom finds its way into casual conversations—the septic system. Concealed beneath the ground, the septic system operates silently, out of sight and out of mind, until an issue […]

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In the current economic landscape, the United States is grappling with a unique and challenging scenario—a double whammy of both inflationary pressures on costs and simultaneous deflation of capital. As prices surge across various sectors, ranging from homes and interest rates to gasoline, groceries, insurance, and taxes, consumers are finding themselves caught in the crossfire […]

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As the whispers of an impending recession grow louder, it’s crucial to delve beyond the surface-level news bites and understand the underlying currents shaping the financial landscape. In this blog post, we explore two pieces of news that often escape the mainstream narrative, shedding light on the core factors contributing to the brewing economic crisis. […]

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The intricacies of the fuel industry, particularly diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), are experiencing a ripple effect that might not be immediately apparent but holds serious implications for trucking, pricing, and even construction. In this blog post, we delve into recent developments that raise questions about the future of fuel availability and its […]

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From the charming landscapes of Maine to the vast expanses of Texas and the sunny shores of California, the real estate industry is experiencing a rollercoaster of challenges, especially in construction. As we approach late spring in May 2022, there’s a prevalent topic making headlines—real estate dynamics, construction delays, and the omnipresent influence of inflation. […]

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When it comes to construction projects and the intricate web of contracts, payments, and legalities, the question of whether a contractor can place a lien on your house without a written contract is a crucial one. In this post, we aim to unravel the complexities surrounding house liens, providing clarity on the role of written […]

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The perpetual dance of lumber prices has become a focal point for many industries, especially for licensed general contractors who grapple with daily decisions influenced by the unpredictable swings in the market. As we delve into the intricate world of lumber prices, let’s decipher the trends, separate psychology from reality, and explore what lies ahead. […]

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