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Owner Builder Network® is best
described as a team of experts helping you... Be your own
builder®. Owner Builder Network® was founded
outside of Houston Texas in 1997. As you know, if you hire a builder today it is
not like it used to be 20 years ago. Today, the builder does not personally pour
your concrete, frame your home, do the electrical, or shingle your roof. A good
builder today is someone that has connections with contractors and suppliers. He
simply builds the home and whatever is saved on the work or materials goes into
his pocket. This is along with any kick backs on materials and supplies. With a
builder, the home owner does not usually know who is working on their home. They
do not know what is going into the walls. They do not know their true costs or if
the bills are getting paid. With Owner Builder Network®
you are in control. You
will know exactly what is going into your home. You will know who is and isn't getting
paid on your investment and why. The money you save by getting more than one bid
and shopping wisely goes into your pocket - not the
builder's. One of the highlights is the network we put you in when you close. This
network consists of hundreds of contractors and suppliers that will bid on your
project at a volume builders discount. Owner Builder Network®
also has several national accounts that can help you save even more.
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Home Building Articles
Permits Up Strongly as Housing's Recovery Takes Hold
Starts were down In July due to sagging single-family activity.
By: Claire Easley
"The market for new construction is back on track."
That's the analysis from Patrick Newport, U.S. economist at HIS Global Insight,
in response to the latest report on new-housing starts and permits from the U.S.
Department of Commerce, released today.
Permits were up 6.8% in July, hitting an annual rate of 812.000, the best reading
the industry has seen since August 2008. Single-family permits were up 4.5% for
an annual rate of 513,000, and multifamily permits sprang up 11.2% for an annual
rate of 299,000.
Housing starts moved down 1.1% in July, hitting an annual rate of 746,000, due to
a 6.5% decline in single-family activity. Multifamily starts were up 12.4% for the
month. However, "since housing starts tend to follow housing permits with a small
lag, July's decline in starts is nothing to worry about, "Newport said.
"The recovery is mainly taking place in the South and West, with the multifamily
segment coming back faster than the single-family segment, "he said, but added that
the pickup has thus far been sluggish and is expected to remain so for about another
year. "Eventually, provided the economic recovery remains on track, the demographics
will start to kick in—household formation will accelerate…and many young adults
now living either parents will start moving out." As for when the industry can expect
starts to top the 1.5 million mark, Newport's prediction is 2015.