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10 Questions You Should Ask at Your 1st Builder Meeting
Building a home is not just about how much home you get per square foot. In fact that is the worst way to buy a home. Learn some of the best questions to ask when you are interviewing your builder to make sure you find a good fit and the right one. Check us out at HomeBuildinghero.com. And also make sure to subscribe do you don’t miss an episode!!
12:16
June 24, 2019
Why People Just Don’t Trust Contractors
Let’s face it, contractors don’t always have the the most stellar reputations among consumers. I go over why that is and give you some tips on how to communicate and deal with contractors do you have a great experience on your next project! Find out more on Homebuildinghero.com
21:15
June 21, 2019
Honoring a Hero Home
Get a peek behind the scenes of a great cause called Operation Finally Home which provides brand new mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans. We have partnered with this organization and recently provided a home to a deserving family. Find out who it is, how it works and how you can get involved! homebuildinghero.com
16:27
June 19, 2019
All About Windows
Learn about the various styles of Windows and the benefits of each kind. We also discuss Energy Star, u-values, and types of cladding so you can make a great decision on your next build or remodel. Homebuildinghero.com
23:14
June 17, 2019
7 Things Not To Overlook When Touring a Home
If you’re planning on touring homes, knowing what to look for if quickly find out if the home is quality built or not can be very valuable. In this podcast we give you some quick tips of what to look for to make sure you are getting a good home. No matter if your building or buying an existing home you will be sure to appreciate these tips. Learn more at homebuildinghero.com
19:16
June 14, 2019
How to have an amazing screen porch
Screened in porches are one of the most in demand features on a new home. You can still enjoy inclement weather or be bug free with a well designed porch. Find out the key things you need to add to made the screen porch of your dreams! Please feel free to reach out to us at homebuildinghero.com
14:31
June 12, 2019
The Truth About Allowances
One of the most misunderstood and frustrating aspect of building a new home is Allowances and how they are handled. We give you the straight truth on them to give you a better understanding when you build. Homebuildinghero.con
20:13
June 10, 2019
Do You Really Know What is in Your Water?
If you think your drinking water is safe, you are in for a big surprise! In this podcast we show you how you can find out exactly what’s in your water. The results may shock and surprise you! Even if the water leaves the treatment plant perfectly fine by the time it travels through Old pipes it could contain numerous contaminants. Even if you don’t drink the water simply washing your hands brushing your teeth and taking a shower will absorb that water in those toxic chemicals. Learn what is in your water so you can treat it. Home BuildingHero.com
16:24
June 7, 2019
Simple Lighting Solutions You Can’t Ignore
There are a ton of innovations in lighting these days, especially with the advances in LED lighting. Find out all the new and creative uses for lighting in homes in this podcast. Www.homebuildinghero.com
10:47
June 5, 2019
Barriers to Ownership For Younger Buyers
We discuss the various barriers younger home buyers face when purchasing their first new home. Homebuildinghero.com
14:56
June 3, 2019
Key Architectural Styles Explained
There are numerous different architectural styles for residential homes. In this podcast we discuss the various styles and what makes them different. We talk about over 18 different styles of homes in this episode so you can easily look at one and determine what style it is. For more information please also visit our website at homebuildinghero.com
19:40
May 31, 2019
Cities Millennials Are Moving To
We explore a recent study about which cities in the United States millennial homebuyers are moving to and what’s behind their decisions. HomeBuilding Hero.com
16:12
May 29, 2019
Tech Trends for Homes 2019 Edition
Learn about some of the latest, cutting edge technology that will be coming to new homes in the near future. We toured the largest trade show in the world and brought back some of the coolest new things that you will see in new construction.
17:19
May 24, 2019
Are we headed for a recession?
The housing market is on one of it’s longest most sustained drives in well over a decade. When will it end and how long will a recession last? Will it be bad for housing? Find out on the latest episode of the Home Building Hero. Homebuildinghero.com
11:25
May 22, 2019
Solutions to Labor Shortages-Simple Installs
With such a demand for good reliable trades we are seeing a boon of new products coming out that reduce the labor needed in a new home. We talk about several new products that almost anyone can install. These save time and reduce the skill barrier in the industry. Make sure yo check out our new website too at homebuildinghero.com
15:50
May 20, 2019
2019 Color and Style Trends IBS Esition
Find out the latest color and style trends right from the International Builders Show! We toured and brought back the latest and greatest colors that you are going to see in new homes. Make sure to check us out at www.homebuildinghero.com
16:00
May 17, 2019
Aging in Place Solutions For Your Home
Let’s face it. We all are growing older and some day we will face the reality that we can’t do things like we used to. From climbing stairs to getting up or turning handles we all need to look at the eventuality that we are going to need some assistance. The good news is there are many small changes you can make to a new home that make life easier and are not noticeable. David Belman a Certified Aging In Place contractor gives his thoughts on some ways to help make a home more accessible and live-able in the future. Check out our website at homebudingHero.com
13:49
May 15, 2019
6 Heating and Cooling Trends You Should Not Ignore
Heating and cooling is not just about keeping it he temperature right. It’s about air quality, comfort, health, removing micro bacteria, and controlling humidity. In this podcast we discuss numerous options for new and existing homes to have a comfortable safe and warm environment. Questions: Hombuildinghero@yahoo.com
19:15
May 13, 2019
2019 Tile Trends
After touring the international builder show this year we noticed some interesting new trends for tile flooring and tile backsplashes. We are bringing all the latest product information to you in this podcast. Learn what kind of sales are coming up and why you should take notice. Drop us a line at @building_hero homebuildinghero@yahoo.com
15:10
May 10, 2019
Interior Door Trends and Styles 2019
Find out the latest trends and styles for interior doors for homes right from the largest product show in the world. We toured it and brought back ideas on the coolest new offerings for your home. Reach out at homebuildinghero@yahoo.com or @building_hero
09:18
May 8, 2019
The Truth About Allowances
Allowances in Home Building are one of the most misunderstood aspects of building. In this podcast we explain how they work, why we need them and what to watch out for so that you are covered.
20:13
May 6, 2019
Creating a Love-able Laundry Room
One of the most overlooked rooms in your home is the Laundry Room. Learn some great tips and products to make you love your laundry room! Follow us @building_hero homebuildinghero@yahoo.com
18:44
May 3, 2019
Careful what you read on the internet about trends
The internet is full of great information about homes and designs. Well, most of the time. Beware garbage articles out there with no research. Some of these “articles” are written by ghost writers for click bait. This podcast alerts you to these articles do you do not make a major purchase decision based on bad information and have regrets later.
10:12
April 29, 2019
Home Selling Tips
Going to sell your home in the near future? Find out some of the most tried and true tips to sell your home quickly and for a better price.
12:30
April 26, 2019
Simple Lighting Solutions
LED lighting has created a ton of new innovative products for your home. Learn about some of the newest things you can add to a home to solve day to day problems. Many of these products just debuted at the International Builders Show. Hear all the latest right here! Plus make sure to reach out: @building_hero or homebuildinghero@yahoo.com
10:47
April 24, 2019
Vanities of Tomorrow
After touring the largest new home product show in the world, we discovered a big shift coming in bathroom vanities. New exciting styles, designs, lighting, and technology combine to create amazing looks and functionality. Find out what these vanities of Tomorrow include in this podcast. Reach out at: homebuildinghero@yahoo.com
09:14
April 22, 2019
Top Reasons People Move
We explore a recent study on why people move. Key differences between first time buyers and move up buyers are explored. We also identify other key lifestyle changes that affect home owners. This is great information to use if you are selling your home to help market it to the right family. Connect with us on Twitter: @building_hero or email: homebuildinghero@yahoo.com
16:59
April 19, 2019
Fireplace Trends You Can’t Ignore
Fireplaces and technology are advancing very quickly these days. Find out all the latest developments in this podcast. From new shapes, sizes, to flame options there is a lot more to consider. We scouted them out at the 2019 International Builders Show in Las Vegas this year. Make sure you are up on all the latest trends! If you have other topics you would like to hear about hit us up on Twitter: @building_hero or email: homebuildinghero@yahoo.com
11:47
April 17, 2019
Interchangeable Hardware-The Future?
Hardware that you can easily change out yourself. No matter how styles, colors and needs change you can easily update your look on your new home quickly and easily with these amazing new product Las we discovered at the 2019 International Builders Show.
09:58
April 15, 2019
Convenient Appliance Options
There have been a lot of advances in appliances these days. We toured the International Builders Show and found all the latest and greatest features and new offerings in home appliances. There are so many new features and functions that now is a great time to learn all the new things hitting the market!
11:58
April 12, 2019
6 Habits of the Millennial Home Buyer
Millennial home buyers think and act differently than your traditional home buyers. We discuss ways that they research interact and decide on a home purchase in this episode of the Home Building Hero.
10:51
April 10, 2019
Future Kitchen Cabinet Trends
More and more homeowners and designers are going bold with their cabinets for their homes these days. Find out what new colors and styles are hitting the market these days. From bold colors to unique textures and materials you are sure to see changes in cabinet styles over the next few years!
15:56
April 8, 2019
Creating Amazing Outdoor Patios
Spring is here and it is time to create an amazing outdoor living area to take advantage of all the warm beautiful days. There are so many things you can do to your patio to turn it into a great place to entertain. We discuss different surface options, outdoor cooking, fireplaces, and where the best place to start this project.
11:53
April 5, 2019
Why Condos Are Great for Snowbirds
Owning a condominium is a great option if you like to travel or have a second home. They offer many benefits from security, less maintenance, more amenities so that you can have a more carefree lifestyle. So listen in to see if being a snowbird is in your future!!
10:27
April 3, 2019
Exploring Rooms of the Future
We look ahead to the future of housing. What kind of rooms will there be? What features will be “must have” ten to twenty years from now? New innovations and technologies will impact the homes and rooms in those houses. We discuss all of that in this episode of the Home Building Hero.
15:23
April 1, 2019
Spring Maintenance Tips
Spring is here! It’s time to take a good look around your home and make sure everything is in proper order. Taking a little bit of time to look at the components of your home will make it easier for you to maintain your home. In this episode we point out several tips on what to look for to prevent potential problems before they happen.
10:26
March 29, 2019
Where to Find Great Design Ideas for Your Home
Learn some great places to get inspiration for your next home build remodel or design update for your home on this episode of the Home Building Hero!
19:19
March 27, 2019
Mortgage-Free homes for Wounded Heroes
There is an organization that provides mortgage-free homes to wounded combat veterans called Operation Finally Home. It is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Find out what it does, how it works, and learn the huge difference it is making in the lives of pretty amazing people. For more information about this cause also visit www.operationfinallyhome .org
15:19
March 25, 2019
Top 5 Home Buyer Regrets By Generation
First time home buyers all have regrets about their first home purchase. We explore a recent study that looks at each generation of Home Buyer and what their top regrets were and compare how that has changed over time and how each generation has viewed housing.
11:46
March 20, 2019
Fireplace Trends you Can’t Ignore
After visiting the largest building show in the world, I have noticed some amazing new trends in fireplaces for new homes. Unique shapes, special installations, to narrow walls there is a product for any application. Find out all the great fireplace options that are available to you in this episode.
11:47
March 18, 2019
How Much Does Regulation Add to The Cost of a New Home?
The Home Building industry is over regulated. We discuss a recent research survey detailing the cost added to a new home due to Local, State, and Federal Regulation. The amount will astonish you! In a time when there is a lack of homes in the market and affordability is challenging we all need to be aware of how much even a simple law can push buyers out of the housing market.
14:18
March 15, 2019
Hardware Trends from 2019 International Builders Show
Learn all about the hot new hardware Trends for new homes in 2019. The Home Building Hero toured the International Builders Show in Las Vegas and brought back his observations on the show and what styles and trends are coming down the line.
13:50
March 13, 2019
The Appraisal System is Flawed
The process of getting an accurate appraisal is flawed. If you are building a new or custom home; especially in a market with rising costs you will have challenges. We explain why the appraisal system is flawed and how it is hurting new construction in this podcast.
13:46
March 11, 2019
What is the Payback On Remodeling-is it worth it?
Remodeling your home can be a great option if you live in a very desirable area. However many times the cost associated with her remodeling and the impact on the value of your home are two different things. We explore some research to let you know which remodel projects are most cost-effective so you can determine if you are better off selling your home or leaving it as is.
09:46
March 8, 2019
6 Habits of the Millennial Home Buyer
Millennial Home Buyers are a driving force in the industry but they do things different than a typical buyer. How do they research, what decisions factor into their purchase and how do we best communicate with them? We discuss all of this on this episode of The Home Building Hero!
10:59
March 6, 2019
Skilled Labor Shortage In Home Building
There is a severe shortage of skilled labor in the homebuilding industry. How did this happen? What can we do to solve the issues? And what does this mean going forward for homebuilders, the trades, and you as a homeowner. We tackle some of these issues in this episode.
10:38
March 4, 2019
Next Level Cooking Options 2019 IBS Edition
While many people are cooking less and grabbing more of their food on the go there is a revolution happening within the appliance world. There are tons of new products out there to take your cooking to the next level. We toured the 2019 International Builders Show in Las Vegas and brought back some of the coolest, most cutting edge appliances on the market. They will make cooking easier and produce better results and help you take your kitchen to the next level! #IBS2019
16:21
March 1, 2019
Space Saving Solutions For Affordable Homes
In order to create more affordable homes we need to rely on innovative products to help us create more space in a new home. The homebuilding hero has just returned from the International Builders Show in Las Vegas and has scoured the show for a great space saving appliances and technology that can be integrated into a new home to save valuable space and yet provide the features you want and need in your new home.
09:10
February 27, 2019
Grants and Programs Available To First Time Buyers
If you are a first time buyer wondering if you can purchase a new home, there are several grants and programs available to you to assist you with your down payment and your financing. We discuss some of these programs and where you can go to apply for them.
07:45
February 25, 2019
10 Steps to Buying a Home
When you are planning to buy a home, there are several key steps you should go through in order to have a great transaction. We cover the 10 key steps you need to know when buying a home in this episode of the Home Building Hero.
12:24
February 22, 2019
5 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes
Buying your first home is an exciting time! However many first time homebuyers fall into the same mistakes. We detail the most common five first time homebuyer mistakes and how you can avoid them so you have a great home purchase experience.
13:30
February 20, 2019
5 Reasons To Buy a Home in 2019
If you don’t own a home, 2019 should be the year that you try and make that happen. We present five compelling reasons why you should buy a home this year and how it can positively affect your financial future going forward.
09:12
February 18, 2019
No More Boring Flooring!
Need to kick your flooring up a notch in your new home? Well these days there are a ton of flooring options out there that are not only great looking, but can also be affordable. We discuss all the great choices and options out there as well as the benefits and drawbacks of these new types of floors. So no matter if you are building, or remodeling your existing home you won’t have to settle for boring flooring anymore!
16:34
February 15, 2019
Do You Need a REALTOR When Buying Or Selling Your Home?
If your are planning on buying or selling a home soon, you may be deciding if you need to involve a Real Estate agent in the process. The home sale process is complex and having a trusted professional by your side can help you avoid some pitfalls. We discuss why you should have a REALTOR and some of the added benefits.
15:26
February 13, 2019
10 Things You Must Consider Before Buying a Vacant Lot
Buying a vacant lot for a new home build is exciting, however there are several things you must consider so that you don’t put yourself in a difficult situation. From what to look out for to when to involve your potential builder, find out everything you should look for and ask before you buy the lot of your dreams!
16:24
February 11, 2019
Technological Toilets-The future or just flushing money down the drain or
A huge shift in technology is happening in the most unlikely places - your toilet! Is this a trend? Are they worth the cost? What new things are they offering that you can take advantage of? Do they make your life better or are you just flushing money down the toilet? Literally! Find out all the latest innovations and offerings from lighting, to smart tech, to self cleaning toilets. We have it all covered here on the Home Building Hero!
10:21
February 8, 2019
What are Ice Dams and How To Avoid Them
Anytime a large amount of snow comes down followed by fluctuating temperatures ice dams can occur. If not handled properly these can cause serious leaks, mold, and damage to your home. We have some simple solutions to help eliminate them and also explain why they happen in the first place. A few simple proactive moves could save you thousands of dollars!
11:56
February 6, 2019
How to Reduce Frost on Your Windows
Cold winter weather causing frost on your windows? There are many causes for this and depending on the age of your home there are different remedies for this situation. Find why this happens and some simple remedies for this situation!
14:42
February 4, 2019
Is Winter a Good Time To Build A Home?
Many potential buyers are worried or turned off by the idea of building a home over the winter months. The Home Building Hero debunks that myth and shows why building over the winter can be better not only for the quality of the home but the overall build. A home constructed over the winter can be stronger, better built, and have less shrinkage as well as many other factors.
08:02
February 1, 2019
Tips for a Functional Kitchen!
Creating a great and truly usable kitchen can be a challenge. Many times simple things like organization storage and workflow can be overlooked. In this podcast we discussed some great design options and storage solutions to help you create a truly functional kitchen.
09:01
January 30, 2019
Learn How is a Home Put Together and The Timeframe for Construction
Building a new home can be a long process with lots of different steps. Learn each of those steps in approximately how long each step takes in the build cycle. No matter if you are building a new home, or thinking about building a new home this episode will be super informative about the homebuilding process.
20:26
January 28, 2019
Creating The Ultimate Home Office
Do you need to work from home? Or do you own your own business? Then you probably need to have a home office. Even if you don’t work from home, a home office is a great place to read a book, pay your bills, or a place for you to have some quiet time. Learn how to create the ultimate home office in this podcast. We will give you tips on how to lay it out and what kind of things you need to put into it to make it a great place in your home.
10:28
January 25, 2019
Do You REALLY Need a Smart Home?
Smart Homes are all the rage these days. With so may providers, products, and options where do you start? The Home Building Hero will help you sort out what is available, what the key benefits are and what steps you should take to make a Smart Home that you will enjoy!
13:55
January 23, 2019
Making the Perfect Play Room
Creating a place for your child’s imagination to flourish. A place for them to creating lasting memories. Or just a place for them to burn all that excess energy. Find out how to make the perfect play room in your home. A space that will blow them away and keep them off their screens!
13:14
January 21, 2019
Making Magnificent Mudd Rooms
One of the most in demand rooms in a new home is a mudd room. This is the main entry point to your home and a source of frustration for many homeowners. A properly designed mudroom with well thought out storage solutions can turn a good home into a great one. Learn how to make a Magnificent mudroom in this episode of the Home Building Hero.
09:39
January 18, 2019
What is Behind Your Walls of Your Home
One of the most important questions that people don’t ask when looking at new homes is, what is behind the walls? This is one of the most vital areas of a new home and unfortunately, in the area where some builder skimp. This can have long-term ramifications both structurally and financially so we explain to you what to ask and how to find out what is behind the walls of your home.
13:37
January 16, 2019
Creating Lofty Lofts in Your Next Home
Take your loft area in your next home to that next level with these amazing ideas and tips. We talk all about the trends and possible uses for these great spaces in your home. From a play room, to a library to a home office there are so many different ways that you can make an amazing loft and turn unused space into everyone’s favorite area.
07:53
January 14, 2019
Why We Are Ditching Dining Rooms
People are ditching their formal dining room as are living patterns change. But what are we replacing these rooms with? If you have a dining room area how can you better utilize it? Find out this in more in this episode of the Home Building Hero!
08:15
January 11, 2019
How To Have A Rockin’ Shower
Showers are all the rage there’s days. Find out how you can have a Rockin’ shower that will make you the envy of the neighborhood. Learn all the cool products out there to make the shower of your dreams come true!
08:39
January 9, 2019
What You Must Avoid Doing At All Costs Before Getting A Home Loan!
Before you run to the bank and get pre qualified or apply for your mortgage the Home Building Hero explains the things YOU SHOULD NOT DO! Doing any of these things can wreck your credit and smash your dreams of getting a new home!
08:17
January 7, 2019
How Tariffs are affecting Home Building And Remodeling Pricing
The 25% Tariff on China is having a major impact on home Building and remodeling! Find out what products are affected. Hear about how it will affect pricing for your next project and hear what some contractors are doing to mitigate these concerns.
13:12
January 4, 2019
Must Haves Before Going For A Mortgage
Before you go to the bank and get financing there are a ton of things you should get together and organized before you walk in the door. The Home Building Hero discusses all the paperwork you need to have an easier and clean approval process!
08:43
January 2, 2019
Making The Ultimate Garage-What you need to know!
Hey guys! This ones all for you! Learn all the things you should add to create the Ultimate Garage! Make sure to consider storage comfort, lighting, and use of space. Don’t build your new home until you listen.
10:23
January 1, 2019
Disadvantages to owning a Condo
Owning a condo can be a great fit for some families, however, there are disadvantages to owning a condominium. We highlight some of the challenges of condo ownership including lack of control, Association politics, reduced privacy among other issues. This is a must listen if you plan on living in a condo in the near future.
10:18
December 28, 2018
Benefits to Owning a Condo
Thinking of buying a condo? We examine some of the key benefits of condominium ownership compared to traditional housing. If you are tired of all the yard work and want to spend more time traveling or in your hobbies a condo may be for you! Learn all the benefits condo ownership can offer you!
14:12
December 27, 2018
2019 Housing Market Forecast
The 2019 Housing Market Forecast looks back on the housing market in 2018 and we discuss where home Building, Real Estate are headed for 2019. We discuss employment, skilled labor shortages, tariffs and other factors influencing new construction.
18:28
December 20, 2018
Differences between Custom Home Builders and Production Builders
Going to build a new home? Find out the key differences between a custom home builder and a production builder. Learn which one is the best fit for you!
08:22
December 19, 2018
Must Haves Before Going In For A Mortgage
Getting ready to go to the bank for financing? Find out what information you need to bring with you so that you can successfully purchase or build your dream home!!
08:43
December 19, 2018
What You Should Know Before Buying a Lot
Before you go out and purchase that dream piece of land; STOP! Make sure to listen to these land purchasing tips so you don’t put yourself in a bad situation before you start building your new home.
12:50
December 17, 2018
The Impact of Color on Your Homes Selling Price
Did you realize that a simple paint color can change your homes value by thousands of dollars?? The Home Building Hero dissects this study and recommends which colors to use and where to maximize you return on investment.
06:58
December 17, 2018
9 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your New Home
Avoid these 9 mistakes when you build your next home! The Home Building Hero points out some of the key pitfalls of building s new home and what to avoid. Save yourself time and stress on you next build by following this advice.
12:12
December 17, 2018
Why Renting Is Like Flushing Money Down The Toilet
Make thousands of dollars more a year by owning your home. Learn why you should get into a home as soon as possible and avoid the financial pitfalls of renting! Owning s home is a great path to growing your personal wealth.
09:07
December 17, 2018
Key Condo Terms and What They Mean
Sort through all the jargon in Condominiums and learn all the key terms. Buying a new condo will be easy as leading builder David Belman explains all the key terms you need to know so you don’t get lost.
11:48
December 12, 2018
Things to Keep In Mind When Creating A New Home Budget
So you are going to build a new house. Where are you going to start? A good place to begin is with a realistic budget. Award-winning homebuilder David Belman gives you pointers on How to create a budget for your new home.
10:12
December 11, 2018
How to Kill Clutter in Your New Home
Is clutter taking over your home? Time to tune into the Home Building Hero for advice on how to build a new home that is organized, stylish, and clutter free!
13:23
December 11, 2018
Introducing The Home Building Hero
Learn how “The Home Building Hero” David Belman President of Belman Homes went from sweeping floors to an industry leading home builder who provides Home Building, Design, and trends for new homes.
09:52
December 11, 2018
Creating the Ultimate Man Cave
Learn what you should add to your basement to create the Ultimate Man Cave from Wisconsin’s Leading Home Builder David Belman. With this podcast you will have tons of ideas for your basement, bar, and entertainment area.
08:10
December 11, 2018
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