Building Homes, Enriching Communities, Changing Lives with Jim Tobin CEO of NAHB
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by Home Building Hero
1M ago
Hear from the new C.E.O. of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Jim Tobin. Jim has an extensive background as a lobbyist for the organization before recently being appointed the CEO of a 130,000 member organization representing the home building industry. Jim shares his new vision for the organization and how help plans on growing the organization and help providing more needed homes around the country. Jim talks about the organization, how to combat housing affordability, what the housing market might look like in the next year and gives some predictions for this falls election ..read more
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They don't make things like they used to
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by Home Building Hero
1M ago
"They don't make things like they used to" Ok I sound like old man talking. . . But it's true. Especially appliances. There has been a huge uptick in repair requests for appliances and it has customers irate. Especially newer appliances manufactured in the last 5 years. Many repairmen are telling the customers it's better to just get another one rather than repair it. The days of buying a refrigerator and having it last for 30 years are over. Are we living in the age of disposable appliances? Thanks for listening!  Thanks for listening! Have a comment, potential guest, idea for topic ..read more
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Safety First and Why it's Important to Your Community
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by Home Building Hero
1M ago
One of the most undervalued aspects of a community is it's safety. If residents do not feel safe and protected in their community they will not spend money there, they won't leave their homes and eventually will leave the community. Unsafe communities lose businesses, have declining property values, and gain a stigma in the area that is hard to shake. After my recent episode of Big Brother is Watching You, I was given the opportunity to tour our local police department and learn not only about the cameras systems I questioned but also see first hand how they protect us. I'll have to admit I ..read more
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Big Brother is Watching You
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by Home Building Hero
1M ago
New AI powered cameras are popping up all over your neighborhoods. You might have noticed these near your homes, offices, or on main roadways. I discovered this right in front of my business office. They typically have a black square solar panel above with a black camera below and are mounted 8'-10' high on a pole or light facing a roadway. They are called Flock Cameras and they capture you every time you drive by. They grab your license plate, vehicle type, color, and can even notice small differences like bumper stickers. While used by the police to find suspicious vehicles, if this data is ..read more
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2024 Interior Design Trends
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by Home Building Hero
1M ago
A shakeup is coming to how new homes look and what consumers want in their new homes. The color pallet is changing and what was popular over the last 3 years is changing rapidly. Find out the hot colors, styles and trends for new homes in 2024. No matter if you are looking at new #construction, or remodeling, you will want to learn about the latest #interiordesigntrends. Thanks for listening!  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE and give us a 5* rating to support the program!   Email:  homebuildinghero@yahoo.com Twitter:  @building_hero Facebook:  www.facebook.com/homebuildinghero ..read more
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Do I need an attorney to review my building agreement?
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by Home Building Hero
1M ago
Do I need an attorney to look this over? It's a common question we get about building agreements. We explain the reasons why you may want one and also why it might be a waste of your money. Learn a few warning signs so you don't make a big mistake. Thanks for listening!  Thanks for listening! Have a comment, potential guest, idea for topic, or want to sponsor our show?   Email:  homebuildinghero@yahoo.com Twitter:  @building_hero Facebook:  www.facebook.com/homebuildinghero Instagram:  @homebuildinghero Insider Club:  https://mailchi.mp/062ece3a2b79/home-buil ..read more
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Big Bang with Cheap Technology
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by Home Building Hero
2M ago
Want maximum impact of technology in your home? We've got some affordable solutions for you that give you tons of options without the huge cost of fully designed and integrated systems. Learn some of these amazing solutions to give you a smart home as well as be smart on your pocket book. Thanks for listening!  Thanks for listening! Have a comment, potential guest, idea for topic, or want to sponsor our show?   Email:  homebuildinghero@yahoo.com Twitter:  @building_hero Facebook:  www.facebook.com/homebuildinghero Instagram:  @homebuild ..read more
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The 6 D's That Drive Home Buying
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by Home Building Hero
3M ago
What are the main influences that drive people to buy a home? These days when rates are higher than in the past some people feel they have the golden handcuffs on with their old rate. Yet people are still buying homes. Lots of them. Why is it? Well we share 6 unstoppable factors that keep driving people to buy homes and show why the numbers behind it are a powerful force ..read more
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AI Transforming the Building Industry with John Lee
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by Home Building Hero
3M ago
Like it or not, AI is here and it has massive power to change all industries and the building industry is no exception. This rapidly growing technology is not going away. It presents some massive opportunities as well as challenges to the way that builders do business as well as how buyer's will purchase homes. John Lee and AI and Silicon Valley Tech expert from Anewgo joins the show to help share where AI technology is headed and what things can already be put to use in the home construction industry. Huge thank you to our studio sponsor LP Building Solutions for the continued support ..read more
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Questions You Should Ask Your Builder
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by Home Building Hero
3M ago
Thinking about building a new home? You probably have a bunch of questions. Don't be afraid to ask them! But, are you asking the right questions? You probably don't even know where to start. If this is you, this is the right podcast for you. We've created a list of amazing questions you should be asking your builder to make sure you have a smooth building process. You may uncover hidden costs, gotcha traps, or something alarming that can help protect you. Either way this podcast will save you hassle and ensure a much better home construction. Thanks to our studio sponsor LP Building Solutions ..read more
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