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Home BUILDER Magazine - September 2007

Builder Profile
"In the Blink of an Eye"
Times flies when you're having fun building homes.

Readers Survey - Renovation Industry
This issue's Readers Survey looks at current and projected sales activity, what product and services sell best, the labour shortage, cash sales activity and what can be done about it.

Wow… with a Button
If you want to really make an impact on your customers, though, look for ways to wow them at every point of contact in an unexpected way.

Big Change in Interest Rate Outlook
The U.S. and Canadian economies are in a credit squeeze. Market psychology has soured and is not likely to improve anytime soon. The fall-out from the mortgage market debt crisis probably has a long way to go.

Heating and Ventilating Research at NRC-IRC
In a bid to improve energy efficiency, comfort and air circulation in houses, researchers at NRC-IRC have re-designed a key facility to assess technologies for heating, cooling and ventilating.

Reno Trends:
What's new in garage doors and basements. What do garage doors and basements have in common? Not much, unless you're trying to make a house stand out from the rest.

How Much Is Your Web Site Worth?
Best practices in Internet marketing assume that Web analytics - the analysis of traffic to and through your Web site - is a core part of your decision-making process.

Effective Communicating - Getting the message out…and across
Today, thanks to technology advancing at an exponential rate, there is no valid excuse for not "getting the message".

Renovation Intentions Strong
Renovation spending, which has progressed at a strong pace since 1999, will continue its upward trend at least until 2008...

The Canadian Renovators' Council
Looking out for renovators… and homeowners.

Accessories - Sometimes they're more important than your tools!
TOOL TALK by Jon Eakes
A lot of tool accessories never get noticed but the little sleepers can be as important as the tool itself.

Alberta Market Report
"The market is strong." says Grant Ainsley, executive officer of the CHBA - Alberta.

Shortlist Your Software Options
There are more than 100 software vendors focused exclusively on serving home builders. Which one is right for you? Ultimately, you will have to devote some time to research the market, evaluate products and size up the character of various vendor organizations.

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