Rising consumer skepticism despite falling interest rates, and technologies designed to help builders sell homes were the most-discussed topics at this year’s Builders’ Show, held Jan. 26-29 in Houston’s Astrodome complex.
Despite sluggish 1995, one builder said 1996 “started with a bang in terms of starts.” Others agreed.
“Nineteen ninety-six is a great year so far,” said Glenn T. D’Auria, manager of Southwestern Images Construction, Inc., in Tucson, AZ. D’Auria said he secured four starts and two $100,000-plus remodeling contracts before leaving for the show. Continue reading