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Home Building Hero discusses the latest new home designs, styles, Industry trends, how to’s and tips for building an amazing new home. Become the hero in your new home by listening to industry leader and award winning home builder David Belman, President of Belman Homes. New episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Web: homebuildinghero.com Twitter: @building_hero #homebuildinghero


Home Offices that won’t break your budget
Oct 22 • 12 min
These days more and more people need to work from home and telecommute. The good news is that there are lots of ways to integrate a home office into a new home build without destroying your budget. We have some great ideas for smaller rooms that will help…
Ways to make your home more pet friendly
Oct 20 • 17 min
Your pet is part of your family and you want to make your home life and theirs as good as can be. We discuss some changes and modifications to the home to make it as pet friendly as possible. Thank you to our studio sponsor Pella Windows and Doors of…
Ideas for your home bar
Oct 16 • 17 min
Not going out much? Time to take the party to your own home. Create an amazing home bar in your home with some helpful tips from the Home Building Hero! Thank you to our studio sponsor Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin! ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING…
Ways to increase natural light in your home
Oct 14 • 12 min
Natural light is very important to home buyers. We discuss key ways to increase the level of sunlight in your new home to make sure it is bright and cheery. Thank you to our studio sponsor Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin! ENGAGE WITH THE HOME…
Differences between spray foam and standard insulation in your home
Oct 12 • 12 min
Are you planning on building a new home? Before you get too far make sure you look into they different types of insulation that can go into your home. Upgrading your insulation can not only save you a lot of money on your heating and cooling bills but…
Pros and Cons of a Finished Basement
Oct 7 • 15 min
Are you considering finishing your lower level in the near future? There are many advantages and also disadvantages of doing that. We talk through all the key considerations to help you make the best decision. Thank you to our studio sponsor Pella Windows…
Psychology of Color in a Home
Oct 5 • 17 min
Colors and the effects of those colors play an important role in our mindset. We explore some of the popular color tones and how they can make or break the mood in your home. Learn which colors help your children learn better, stay focused, or help you…
Improving the Building Experience
Sep 28 • 35 min
Let’s face it, many contractors become builders and don’t understand how to provide a great building experience. Luckily there are experts out there to help builders learn how to create systems and experiences to improve their process and provide a better…
Supplying Happiness with Offsite Construction
Sep 23 • 18 min
We talk with owner of Drexel Building Supply Joel Fleishman about their building offsite modular construction and their recent merger with Blenker Building Systems as their new philosophy of constructing homes. Drexel’s mission is supplying happiness to…
How the Pandemic is affecting secondary home sales
Sep 18 • 12 min
The pandemic has put an emphasis back on homes and being safe at home, but what effect has it had on secondary or vacation homes? Well we’ve got some research and we are excited to share it with you on the latest episode. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING…
Top 10 Best and Worst States for Home Ownership
Sep 16 • 11 min
What are the best States for Home Ownership? How about the States you may want to avoid? With more people working at home and the mobile office, where you live and work may not matter anymore! Find out the best States for home ownership based on a study…
Housing products that withstand hurricanes
Sep 14 • 25 min
Hurricanes can do massive damage to costal area homes and leave families and their homes in wreckage. We talked with Steve Booz of Royal Building Products about hurricanes as well as some of the products they provide that can withstand the destructive…
Your Home Buying Checklist
Sep 10 • 14 min
If you are planning on building a new home, a checklist is a great place to start. We go over the key items you need to “check off” your list so you don’ miss any important key elements. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️…
Post Pandemic Home Buying Update
Sep 7 • 12 min
After many of the lockdowns have been removed we have seen a substantial bounce in housing sales. We share d sad one amazing data on what is happening and why now might be the ultimate time to pull the trigger on your next home. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME…
Storytime: Parade of Homes Edition
Sep 2 • 20 min
The Parade of Homes is a home lovers favorite time of the year. They get to tour brand new homes, see the latest features, designs, and styles. We interviewed Designer Katie Salinas and Haylee Bande from Belman Homes to talk about their favorite things…
Five Reasons There Are Not More Affordable New Homes
Aug 31 • 16 min
Inventory is low. Why aren’t more builders building new homes in the entry level price point? Good question and we answer with the five reasons there are not more affordable new homes. We discuss the industry related challenges that have limited entry…
Hardest Trades to Hire
Aug 26 • 15 min
Getting quality trades is one of the biggest challenges in the building industry. We discuss which ones are the hardest ones to hire and why that is on our latest episode of the Home Building Hero. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!! ▶️…
Getting Your Home Ready for Fall
Aug 24 • 14 min
Like it or not fall is coming and now is a great time to get your home ready for the change of seasons. Find out what you need to do to get your home ready and learn some tips to make sure your home is operating at peak efficiency. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME…
Pros and cons of painted and stained woodwork
Aug 19 • 18 min
What kind of woodwork should you put in your next home? There are advantages and disadvantages to using painted versus stained woodwork. We talk about the different scenarios and which one might work best for your next project. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME…
2020 Parade of Homes Edition
Aug 17 • 14 min
The longest running Parade of Homes debuts this week in Milwaukee. The 75th Parade of Homes is now open and we are proud to feature our model the Callista in in. We talk about what makes the Parade special, why so many people tour it and what cool new…
Covid-19 Impact on Commercial Properties
Aug 13 • 11 min
Commercial properties are taking a big hit as businesses reduce office space, large places like shopping malls and movie theaters are almost empty. We discuss what type of impact that will have now and in the future and what kinds of changes you may see…
How to make a super shed
Aug 10 • 17 min
More and more people are building sheds on their properties. Find out some clever ideas to turn your ordinary out building into a super shed! ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️ Instagram:…
Storytime Why Buy a Model Home?
Aug 5 • 15 min
Contrary to popular belief, some people just should not build a new home. David, Haylee, and Katie swap stories of why you should buy a model home instead of building. They discuss the advantages of buying a brand new home that you can move right into.…
Ideas for your home bar
Aug 3 • 17 min
If you are designing your next home bar you’re going to want to make sure you hear all the great things you can do with it. In this episode we go over tons of different design ideas to make an amazing home bar area that you and your friends can enjoy.…
Supply Chain Issues
Jul 29 • 14 min
Building or renovating? Guess what? Supply chain issues are here and they are only going to get worse. Find out why this is happening and what you should do to avoid huge delays and disappointment for your next project. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING…
7 Bathroom design flaws
Jul 27 • 18 min
Bathrooms are one of the most updated and remodeled parts of a home. Why? Styles change, of course but the main reason is people are trying to fix key flaws from poor designs. We discuss the seven elements that people get wrong and how to avoid them.…
Home Remodeling Report 2020
Jul 22 • 14 min
A recent study came out about home remodeling and we discuss some of the interesting data about how much people are spending on projects, what demographics are doing projects and how that has changed in the last year. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!!…
Home building on the rebound
Jul 17 • 12 min
Recent national economic data has shown homebuilding was not as adversely affected by COVID-19 as initially thought. The housing market has been performing well and we review some data that back set up and talks about what we can expect in the future.…
Most common decorating sins
Jul 15 • 15 min
We keep doing it, but it doesn’t make it right! We list off the most common decorating sins for new homes and how you should remedy them. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️ Instagram:…
Ways to make your kitchen feel larger
Jul 8 • 16 min
With Homes getting smaller and space coming at a premium there are a lot of ways to reimagine your kitchen so that it still feels spacious even if it needs to be a smaller space. Learn some of the tips on the latest podcast ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING…
Effect of riots on Minneapolis Housing Market
Jul 6 • 13 min
The riots in Minneapolis have had a dramatic effect on housing in Minneapolis. We examine the dynamic shift in the housing market and talk about the effects on the marketing in the coming months. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!! ▶️…
Story Time Closing and Moving lessons
Jul 1 • 16 min
Katie and Haylee join David to discuss their stories and lessons learned from buying and moving to their new home. We share our mistakes so you don’t make them yourselves! ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter:…
Why you may not want to hire an interior designer
Jun 29 • 13 min
We talked about the reasons you may want an interior designer for your next project. Now we are exploring the counter point, when you may not want to hire an interior designer. Some projects simply do not need them. Some clients either are not…
Storytime: First time home buyer stories
Jun 26 • 15 min
It’s story time again! Katie, Haylee, and David discuss first time home buying stories and issues they had when they first bought their homes. These fun and informational conversations are a great way to learn more about the Home Building Hero and his…
Remodeling Industry Update with MCS Services
Jun 22 • 12 min
Learn what is happening in the remodeling industry with industry pro Chad Millard from MCS Services. Chad is a remodeler who tackles all projects big and small. Find out what he is working on, and what challenges the industry faces. Learn more about MCS…
How to have an organized garage
Jun 19 • 12 min
With great weather comes great responsibility. If you have been putting off organizing your garage, now is the time to get it done. We provide some tips and suggestions to get it clean, organized, and ready for anything! ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING…
Operation Finally Home Story Time
Jun 17 • 24 min
Building free home for wounded veterans is filled with great backstories about their careers and service but it is also filled with stories behind the scenes from various events. David Katie and Haylee talk about their favorite memories building homes for…
Why you should hire an interior design professional
Jun 15 • 15 min
Hiring an interior design professional can be the right move in certain building transactions. We discuss when brining in an professional interior designer can benefit you the most. ENGAGE WITH THE HOME BUILDING HERO!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️…
11 Ideas for your summer porch
Jun 12 • 13 min
Summer is here! With more people at home you need great places to hang out and the front porch is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and relax or hang our with your friends and family. We give you 11 design and decorating tips to help spruce it up!…
How we got started in the industry (Story Time)
Jun 10 • 22 min
Katie and David talk about the funny stories of how they got started in the building industry and how it has shaped their lives. Part of the ever popular Story Time series of the Home Building Hero. ENGAGE WITH US!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter:…
Shifts in Buyer Behavior Emerging
Jun 8 • 18 min
The Real Estate and Home Building Market has changed drastically over the past quarter. We discuss some patterns that suggest a shift in buying behavior is emerging. Learn what is happening in the market so you can be prepared for this industry shift. If…
10 Essential Rules of Furniture placement
Jun 5 • 19 min
Re doing your home? Before you buy your furniture, make sure you learn some key rules of furniture placement so you buy the right pieces and put them in the right places! Learn the 10 Essential Rules of Furniture Placement so that you can make your home…
Toughest Customers Story Time Edition
Jun 3 • 21 min
The Home Building Hero sits down for our popular “Story Time in Building” Episodes to talk about experiences with tough customers. David is joined by team members Katie and Haylee and they all share their most difficult experiences with customers. We can…
Federal Government Affairs Update with Chief Lobbyists of the National Association of Home Builders
May 29 • 32 min
What is going on in Washington D.C. with Housing? What is being done to help promote housing affordability? What about tariffs? We are joined by Executive VP and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin and Karl Eckhart VP of Intergovernmental Affairs at the National…
Animal Encounters while building, Storytime feature (NEW)
May 22 • 15 min
Sometimes despite our best efforts, animals get into our homes while we build them. We do our best to make sure they are safe and we avoid disruption but sometimes hilarious situations ensue. This is the first in a new series of Storytime tales on the…
Would you buy a home site unseen?
May 20 • 12 min
With digital purchasing and transactions on the rise we ponder the topic, Would you buy a home site unseen? We discuss the challenges to the buyer, the technology issues, the Real Estate implications and more. If you enjoy our program, please take a…
Housing Economic update with NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz
May 15 • 30 min
Robert Dietz the chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders joins the podcast to provide a national perspective on the housing industry and how it has been affected since COVID-19. We talk about affordability, housing projections, labor…
10 Ways to spiff up your island
May 13 • 15 min
The center island in the kitchen is an important piece to your new home. Not much thought is given to it when people build or remodel but there is loads of potential not only for storage, workspace, but also as an accent piece or focal point in your…
Home Buying from a Millenial’s Perspective
May 11 • 22 min
We interview Katie Salinas, a recent millennial home buyer, Real Estate Agent and interior designer about what millennials really want in their new homes! We discuss floor plans, the buying process, financing and how to work with millennials on purchasing…
Traits of a good supplier
May 8 • 17 min
There is more that goes into a builder’s decision to use a suppler or a contractor than just price. We discuss 8 factors that builder’s use to select suppliers for their homes. These relationships are built over time and while many vendors try to get in…
2020 Painting Trends
May 6 • 24 min
Is spending time at home giving you the itch to start repainting? Then this episode is for you! Learn about the trending colors for interior and exteriors of homes. We discuss what is popular now and what’s coming down the line as far as colors and…
8 Essential Rules of Bathroom Design
May 4 • 18 min
Creating a great bathroom requires some additional thought process. We explore 8 rules of design that if followed will help take your bathroom to the next level. ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️ Instagram: @homebuildinghero ▶️…
Multi-Purpose spaces in houses
May 1 • 19 min
Homes today must be more adaptable than in the past. The need for multi-purpose rooms is paramount! We discuss different combinations of multiple-purpose rooms, best practices, and why buyers are looking for and demanding these spaces in their new homes.…
7 Tile Ideas for your Bathroom
Apr 29 • 21 min
Bathrooms are one of the best places to be creative with tile. There are so many possibilities and options. From flooring, to showers, tubs, backsplashes, to wall tile you can do a lot to create luxury, excitement, or a relaxing environment. We discuss…
10 Elements for a Great Home Gym
Apr 27 • 11 min
Are you planning on working out from home? Is adding a home gym in your future? Then make sure to listen into this podcast and learn 10 essential elements to make sure you have a great exercise space that will continue to enjoy for years to come. Make…
8 Things that can lead to a stressful build
Apr 24 • 14 min
Building a home for some people can be very stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! We take our 30 plus years of experience and share with you 8 tips so that your next build is not stressful. Stay connected with the Home Building Hero!! ▶️…
15 Ways to Save Money and Energy in Your Home
Apr 22 • 22 min
Let’s face it. We all can do a better job saving money. We all need to save more money these days. You homes like a sieve for energy. The better job you do of plugging up the holes, the more money you can save on your heating, cooling, and utilities. You…
6 Room Designs that will change due to the Corona virus
Apr 20 • 22 min
Like it our not, the Corona virus will cause a fundamental shift in how we live, work, and play. Much like how the events of September 11th changed how people operated so will our response to this virus. After 9/11 people were scared, and reduced their…
FREE Resources for Builders to cope with Covid 19
Apr 17 • 17 min
COVID 19 Has rapidly changed the building industry and created a lot of stress and uncertainty. Fortunately there are a lot of companies out there doing things to help everyone stay safe and give them the resources they need. Today we talk with Carson…
Top Features First Time Buyers Want 2020 Study
Apr 15 • 16 min
A recent study came out from the National Association of Home Builders on first time home buyers and their preferences for a new home at the International Builders show. We analyze the study and how it affects home building. If you are potentially selling…
8 Things you must consider before you build
Apr 13 • 19 min
Before you start building your home you need to take a moment and assess your situation. We discuss the factors you need to consider before you build and why they are important. Looking at these 8 key things is vital to ensuring you have a successful home…
Spring organizing tips
Apr 10 • 16 min
Spring is here! Take advantage of the additional time at home as well as the additional daylight And get your home organized and into shape! Learn some great tips to help keep your home organized and efficient. Stay connected with us!! ▶️…
Is Housing a Good Investment?
Apr 8 • 18 min
With all the craziness in the world today, people are looking for safe places to invest their dollars into. With the volatility in the stock market, uncertainty in other investments, would purchasing a home be a wise investment? I unearthed the data about…
6 Things to do before buying your lot
Apr 6 • 12 min
Thinking about purchasing a lot? Before you put money down and sign an offer to purchase, listen to the 6 things you must do before you buy! Following these simple tips can ensure you make the right decision so you don’t get stuck with a money pit. Stay…
5 Easy Ways to make sure your room is the right size
Apr 3 • 11 min
If you are building a custom home you may be confused or worried about the room sizes. It is hard to visualize your new home if there is no model to look at. Here are some very easy tips for you to help visualize and space plan for your next home. Stay…
Tips for working from home
Apr 1 • 26 min
With so many people forced to work from home we created this quick episode to make sure you are as productive as possible! Stay connected with us!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️ Instagram: @homebuildinghero ▶️ Facebook:…
Top 5 Mistakes People Make Building a Home
Mar 30 • 24 min
Home Building can be a complicated process and many people have never built a home before. So it is natural that they will make mistakes. In this episode we cover the the Top 5 Mistakes People Make Building a Home. Hopefully this helps enlighten you so…
New products for your laundry room
Mar 27 • 14 min
There are a ton of new products out there if you want to enhance your laundry room. From smart appliances, to anti-mold and anti fungal washing machines to specialty towel racks, storage units and more. If you want to find out some of these new products…
What Baby Boomers Must have & Do Not Want in their next Home
Mar 25 • 18 min
We explore a recent study of recent Baby Boomers who just bought a home and those that are about to buy a home on what features they must have in their next home. We also look at the features that would turn them off from buying a home as well. Some of…
Why Home Building is an Essential Service
Mar 24 • 15 min
With State Governments issuing Stay at Home or Safe at Home orders the question came up. Is home building, real estate, and remodeling an essential service? We came up with over a dozen reasons why construction should be an essential service during these…
2020 Appliance Trends
Mar 20 • 19 min
We visited the International Builders Show in earlier in the year and noticed some amazing new trends, finishes and styles in appliances coming for the year. In addition full integration of smart features is well on it’s way. You won’t want to miss this…
Products for your home that help protect you from Corona Virus
Mar 16 • 15 min
The Corona Virus Covid-19 is here and while many people are concerned about the virus and talking action, there are some common products and upgrades for your home that can help protect you and make life easier during this time. We talk about some…
Why Purchasing Real Estate Now is a Great Idea
Mar 11 • 11 min
With the Corona Virus scare, the stock market bouncing all over the place, and an election looming you might think hunkering down would be a good idea. We explain why you should invest in Real Estate right now. No matter if it is buying a new home, buying…
Finding value in the People, Places, and Products we interact with
Mar 9 • 20 min
We had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Weins, President of Green Up Solutions, an eco-friendly junk removal company. Andy shares his unique philosophy of how to properly dispose of things, and how he and his company are able to assist people with…
Pros and cons of leaf and gutter protection systems
Mar 6 • 13 min
If you live in an area with trees you’ve probably contemplated adding leaf or gutter protection on your home. These are great options to save you some maintenance but there are many different types to consider and also some drawbacks learn more on our…
2020 Interior Door Trends
Mar 2 • 14 min
Tons of new styles and designs are coming out for interior doors that can help you make a statement or achieve “the look” you always wanted. We toured the largest home show in he world and brought some fresh new ideas on the show. Stay connected with us!!…
2020 Plumbing Trends and Innovations
Feb 26 • 17 min
We give you a taste of some of the latest innovations regarding plumbing straight from the 2020 International Builders Show. Find out some of hot new trends for bathrooms and kitchens from the worlds largest building show. Stay connected with us!! ▶️…
How the Coronavirus is affecting the home building industry
Feb 24 • 15 min
It may be hard to fathom that a virus like the Coronavirus could have an affect on home building but it does have a big impact. We explain how this virus is affecting the market, how it will affect product coming into the USA and also what you should do…
5 New Products You Just Might Need
Feb 20 • 15 min
We toured the largest home show in the world, the International Builders Show and came up with five amazing products that you just might need for your next new home! After countless hours of scouring this huge show the Home Building Hero came up with his…
Featured Guest Paul Neuberger “Creating the Young Guns movement”
Feb 17 • 26 min
Special guest Paul Neuberger the “Cold Call Coach” joins the Home Building Hero to talk about the new social media movement the “Young Guns” which is taking LinkedIn by storm. We discuss powerful topics such as how fear drives business owners, and how to…
Clutter Zones in Your Home
Feb 14 • 18 min
Clutter! A dirty word! We discuss a study of the most common areas in the home that accumulate clutter and why it happens. Learn how to take care of it for good! Stay connected with us!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️ Instagram:…
2020 Tile Trends from the International Builders Show
Feb 12 • 15 min
There are tons of new options and styles for tile in your next home and we just got back from the International Builders show and saw all the latest styles and trends for tile flooring, tile backsplashes, showers, and more. Learn what we saw, what is up…
California’s radical code changes
Feb 10 • 15 min
California has taken some bold code change reforms recently that are drastic deviations from the International Code Council. Many of their changes are going to add huge dollars to the cost of a new home for the sake of energy efficiency and…
New Age Exteriors from the International Builders Show
Feb 5 • 18 min
There has been huge developments in exterior products for homes in the last year. We discuss some of the innovative new products we are seeing in homes that are more durable, attractive, and look vastly different from what we have seen in the past. This…
How updated trade agreements affect home building
Feb 3 • 16 min
Tariffs have had a great impact on the home building industry in recent years. The USMCA was signed recently replacing NAFTA. Shortly thereafter a trade deal was struck with China. How do these trade agreements affect home building? Are any of our…
A Partnership for Heroes
Jan 31 • 11 min
The Home Building Hero is excited to announce a new partnership with Hero Soap Company as a new sponsor! We interviewed one of the owners, Lucas and heard his amazing story. Hero soap is owned and operated by Veterans that struggled to find their place…
Managing the customer experience with Anya Chrisanthon
Jan 29 • 18 min
We talk with leading Real Estate Sales podcaster Anya Chrisanthon about new ways to better manage the customer experience when buying a home. No matter if it is a new or existing home there are tons of new opportunities to improve the experience. We also…
Managing the Digital Experience of Building with Adam Van Bavel
Jan 24 • 15 min
We talk about the importance of a great digital experience when building a new home with digital media expert Adam Van Bavel of ONeil Interactive. Adam is a digital guru who loves working with builders and and David is a builder who likes utilizing the…
Live from the International Builders Show with guest Reagan Van Cleave
Jan 22 • 8 min
We broadcast live from the 2020 International Builders Show in Las Vegas with special guest Reagan Van Cleave a National Association of Home Builders field representative who travels through the country assisting home builders. We talk about the current…
Examining the return on remodeling projects in 2020
Jan 20 • 15 min
In this episode we examine the financial return of various remodel projects for your home and give you some advice on which remodel projects have the best return on investment. This is powerful information if you are considering a new remodel or if you…
What is the Young Guns Event?
Jan 17 • 27 min
What is this Young Guns Event we keep hearing about? We have in studio Andy Weins and David Belman who are creating an event to help share and transform peoples careers and business through the Young Guns Event. They are collaborating with the Cold Call…
Behind The Microphone
Jan 15 • 27 min
We go behind the microphone with the Home Building Hero David Belman. Special guest host Katie Salinas asks David funny and engaging questions about the building industry, his philosophies, and a few funny stories. You won’t want to miss this episode!…
Kitchen Trends 2019 and Beyond
Jan 13 • 19 min
We explore some big changes happening to kitchens and kitchen designs in the coming years. Things that we have done for years are going to rapidly change as a disruption in design is occurring. Find out more on this podcast! Reach out to us @building_hero…
All about islands
Jan 10 • 13 min
Islands are the big four in 2020. The long rectangle island is out and more emphasis is on the design elements of your kitchen island. Find out what new ways you can enhance your kitchen island. Reach out at homebuildinghero@yahoo.com Stay connected with…
2020 Housing Market Forecast (P2)
Jan 8 • 23 min
What is in store for the 2020 housing market? Find out what factors are influencing housing and if it is a good time to buy, sell, or build your next home. We talk about it all from interest rates, election, tariffs, inventory and more. Tune in to one of…
2020 Housing Market Forecast
Jan 6 • 10 min
What is going to happen with housing in 2020? Is it a good year to build, buy or sell your home? First the Home Building Hero looks back on the 2019 housing market before we discuss what the upcoming year looks like. Make sure two catch both segments of…
Housing in 20 years
Jan 3 • 16 min
The last 20 years has brought about massive change in technology, building techniques, how we process information and much more. That begs the question, what will happen in the next 20 years for home building, Real Estate and new homes? Hear our thoughts!…
Remembering a building hero
Dec 30, 2019 • 14 min
And the special episode of the Home Building Hero, we honor my hero; my father Don Belman. My father recently passed away and he was a big influence on my career. I talk about what I learned from him and what he accomplished as an icon in the industry.…
11 design tips you should not break
Dec 27, 2019 • 16 min
Designing and decorating your home can be very overwhelming. But once you know some key rules that many designers follow, you will be able to decorate and design your home and make it look great on your own. We explore 11 design tips that you should know…
Questions to Ask When Buying a New Home
Dec 18, 2019 • 18 min
We explore the most popular questions people ask us when buying a home. Our marketing coordinator Haylee asks the Home Building Hero the questions you were thinking before you build your next home. Stay connected with us!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️…
What is involved with winter building
Dec 16, 2019 • 15 min
Winter construction differs from building during the other seasons. Find out what is done different and why building in the winter months can be advantageous. Engage at: ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️ Instagram:…
All about home warranties
Dec 13, 2019 • 16 min
Home warranties are super confusing! No matter if you are buying an existing home and want one or if you are building a new home, learning how they work and how different products are covered is key. No worries, we have you covered here at the Home…
Questions first time home buyers have
Dec 11, 2019 • 17 min
We interview first time home buyer Haylee about her experience buying her first home and answer questions that she had come up when she was buying her first home. Learn how many homes you should look at, if you should hire a Realtor, what order you should…
Why is my home doing that?
Dec 9, 2019 • 19 min
Ever wonder why there is a crack in your drywall? Or why your home makes a loud noise for no reason? Your house is a living machine and there are a lot of things going on that cause these things to happen. Find out some of the answers in the Home Building…
What OUT for homes?
Dec 6, 2019 • 10 min
Learn what design trends, interior finishes, and techniques are OUT of style and should not be in any home, new or resale on our latest podcast. While many of these items are probably not on your bucket list, you still should be aware of them if you are…
8 Quick tips for building your home
Dec 4, 2019 • 20 min
If you are getting ready to build your next home, here are some quick tips to help you have a great building process. Many of the tips in this podcast sound simple, but people easily forget them and they can cause you major heartache and stress if you…
Tailored Living
Dec 2, 2019 • 16 min
Learn more about products designed for complete customization to create tailored living solutions for your new home. Learn about some of the amazing new products out there that can make life easier, increase your storage, and reduce clutter in your home.…
Things that never seem to go out of style
Nov 29, 2019 • 12 min
We discuss the timeless things you can add to your home that will never “style out”. From permanent additions to accessories these items should hold their place and become timeless. Stay connected with us!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter:…
Interest Rates Have Bottomed Out
Nov 27, 2019 • 11 min
Interest rates have bottomed out. That means now is the perfect time to buy or build a home. They can’t go much lower, why risk waiting and watching the rates climb in the future. We discuss how the rates should hold for most of next year and why. So if…
Things that never seem to go out of style
Nov 25, 2019 • 12 min
Well many things come and go there are certain pieces and elements that can be used on a home that are always timeless. Learn about all these features and accessories on our latest episode of the Home Building Hero. Stay connected with us!! ▶️…
What is the deal with a Geothermal?
Nov 22, 2019 • 12 min
Geothermal heating and cooling used to be a big trend for homes. Find out what happened and why it is not used as much for new homes. It can still pay off but some situations are better than others. Stay connected with us!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️…
Lot prices hitting record highs
Nov 20, 2019 • 11 min
A recent economic study shows lot prices outpacing inflation. We describe why it is happening and why you should purchase a lot now if you are looking to build. Stay connected with us!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️ Instagram:…
Should I hire a mover?
Nov 18, 2019 • 18 min
Learn when is a good time to get a mover. Find out the best way to select a mover and what questions you should ask to make sure you get the right one! Make your next move easy and painless by tuning into this episode of the Home Building Hero!🏡 Stay…
Reasons People Move
Nov 13, 2019 • 17 min
We discuss the primary reasons why people move their homes. It’s not just to have a new home or have something different. We explain in this podcast. Homebuildinghero.com Stay connected with us!! ▶️ www.homebuildinghero.com ▶️ Twitter: @building_hero ▶️…
Smart Tech For Your Home
Nov 8, 2019 • 13 min
There are tons of new gadgets out for both your existing home and your brand new home. Find out some of the latest smart features that you can easily add to your home to make your life easier, more connected, and Provide conveniences that make your day…
The Missing Middle a Solution to the Housing Crisis?
Nov 6, 2019 • 15 min
Housing has been split into a diachotomy of single family homes and apartments. However, there is a vast amount of other types of homes that can be build, but are not. This is the “Missing Middle”. We discuss why these are not being built and how this can…
Labor shortage causes and solutions
Nov 4, 2019 • 15 min
Our labor supply is really tight, especially for skilled trades. We explore a recent article with an Interesting perspective on the labor situation for builders, remodelers, and trades.
Front door trends for your next home
Nov 1, 2019 • 14 min
More and more people are putting focus on the front door of their home, and why not? It’s your first impression for your guests. There are tons of new options and door styles as well as great hardware options that only to create a bold look, but also make…
Next Big Thing in Real Estate and Building
Oct 30, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode we Discuss an emerging trend in homeownership and in real estate. Shifting demographics, technology, and by your preferences have changed. Some of the stats we talk about in this episode are staggering. You definitely will want to tune in…
Speeding up the sales process for new homes
Oct 28, 2019 • 11 min
All the available technology has sped up the buying process for new and existing home sales. Find out what new challenges and opportunities that creates on our latest episode of the Hone Building Hero podcast. Homebuildinghero.com
Understanding Lighting Options
Oct 23, 2019 • 13 min
Learn why fluorescent, halogen, and LED lights differ and the various advantages and disadvantages of each option for your home. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Space in The Fall
Oct 21, 2019 • 8 min
The temperature may be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors, the crisp air, and the clear sky’s of fall. We give you some great tips and advice to make sure you can enjoy your outdoor patio, deck or outdoor living space…
Labor shortage causes and solutions
Oct 18, 2019 • 16 min
We explore a recent study on labor shortage solutions as well as give our thoughts on how we can improve or workforce shortage. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Great Ideas For Built In Cabinets and Storage
Oct 16, 2019 • 13 min
The days of wasted space in a new home are over. Take advantage of every nook and cranny by putting in clever built-in storage and decorative niches to maximize storage and create more wow factor in your new home. Homebuildinghero.com
What are working days and why does this matter?
Oct 14, 2019 • 12 min
Working days are in important term with regards to a construction contract. Learn what constitute a “working day” and why it can greatly affect your building construction agreement and the actual time it takes to complete your project. Homebuildinghero.com
Cool Ceiling Designs and Inspiration
Oct 11, 2019 • 14 min
There has been a ton of new designs and creativity in new homes with regards to ceiling designs. In this episode we talk about all the different styles and options that people are putting into their new homes to make them really stand out! Learn more at…
HERS Rating on New Homes
Oct 9, 2019 • 19 min
Why should your new home be HERS! Yes, making sure your home please as your wife is very important. But that is not what we are talking about here. We are talking about a nationally recognized rating system for energy efficiency in new homes. What does it…
Challenges with New Construction Appraisals
Oct 7, 2019 • 16 min
Getting an accurate value on a new home can be a real challenge. From lack of data to quickly rising costs getting a fair appraisal can be a real challenge. We discuss why appraisals are challenging for new construction and some ways to help make that…
Market update fall 2019
Oct 4, 2019 • 12 min
Find out how existing homes and new home sales are fairing nationally and locally. Is now a good time to buy or sell? Find out on our latest podcast. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Tv’s above the fireplace, yay or nay? 🔥
Oct 3, 2019 • 13 min
The debate is on, should you put your television above the fireplace? We discuss all the pluses and minuses on this common question in home building and design. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Great ideas for built-ins
Sep 30, 2019 • 13 min
And your next home build make sure to take advantage of all the space and nooks and crannies in your home with built-ins. Don’t waste your space! Turn a bland home into exciting home with lots of extra storage simply by using the small spaces more…
The Truth About Radon
Sep 27, 2019 • 13 min
There is a lot of noise out there about rain and no matter wether you are building a new home or buying an existing home you need to understand if you need to understand how it could affect your transaction and your health in your home. Visit us online at…
Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Home
Sep 25, 2019 • 16 min
Wanting to sell your home and think you can handle it yourself? In this podcast we give you several ideas on how you can market your home inexpensively. However, we do advise that Hiring a REALTOR is still your best option. Homebuildinghero.com
How to get ready for a home inspection
Sep 23, 2019 • 13 min
So, you’ve sold your house and now the big home inspection is coming. Learn some quick and easy ways to make sure you are ready for your home inspection so that it goes smoothly and you have a great transaction selling your home. Homebuildinghero.com
Housing Crisis is Here
Sep 20, 2019 • 15 min
Home sales are doing well but there are some fundamental flaws in the market especially pertaining to a new home construction. Many of the regulations, rules, and actions of our elected officials can have huge consequences on the pricing and affordability…
Things Some Builders Don’t Give You
Sep 16, 2019 • 15 min
When building a new home there are a lot of details to review. Unfortunately, many builders know this and will leave out important items from your home that you may not look out for. In this podcast, we talk about some of the hidden things that you should…
Creative Storage Solutions and Use of Space
Sep 13, 2019 • 22 min
Don’t have enough space? Or have any area in your home plan that you’re not sure what to do with? Learn some creative uses of space and storage solutions to maximize your next new home. We have tons of ideas to help you make better use of your space, stay…
Not Everyone Should Build a Home
Sep 11, 2019 • 17 min
Building a home is not for everyone. Consider this podcast a friendly PSA for those who struggle with perfection, wanting certainty, those who can’t visualize, those who are impatient, and those who can’t make a decision. While we say this tongue and…
Next Level Decking
Sep 9, 2019 • 14 min
There have been a ton of developments and new products available to take a boring old deck and bring it to the next level. We talk about some of the new products, design methods, and accent pieces you can add to your deck to turn it from a nuisance into a…
Solutions to Safe Water?
Sep 6, 2019 • 10 min
Water quality is a huge issue that many people are not really aware of. The number of sickening chemicals in our water supply is scary. It can cause long term health issues for you and your family, even if you don’t drink it! There is some amazing…
Understanding Homeowners Associations
Sep 4, 2019 • 13 min
Before you buy your next home or condo you need to find out if there is a home owners association. If it has one you better listen in to this episode do you can learn what you are getting into and what information you need to find out before you commit so…
2019 Landscaping Trends
Aug 30, 2019 • 15 min
We discuss back yard retreats, low maintenance landscapes, pollen gardens, and all the latest landscaping trends for homes in 2019. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Price vs. Value vs. Brand
Aug 28, 2019 • 16 min
Buying a home based on price is one of the biggest mistakes you could make. We discuss ways to see the value that home builders add as well as how a builders brand can greatly impact your investment on your home. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is…
What’s the deal with Workforce Housing?
Aug 26, 2019 • 14 min
Workforce Housing is one of the biggest challenges in our industry. We talk about what it is and some of the issues surrounding it. With more manufacturing coming out of the USA we don’t have enough adequate homes to house our workers. We discuss some…
Average New Home Size is Declining
Aug 23, 2019 • 12 min
Contrary to popular beliefs The average new home size is declining. Find out how much and why in this episode of The Home Building Hero. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Luxury Upgrades for Homes
Aug 21, 2019 • 19 min
Looking at building your forever home? In this episode we discuss some luxury upgrades that you don’t want to miss out on! Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Understanding Opportunity Zones
Aug 19, 2019 • 12 min
Opportunity Zones are here but what are they and how do they work? Learn about the tax incentives for redevelopment and how to identify these areas in your cities. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Multi-Generational Homes-Floor Plans of the Future?
Aug 16, 2019 • 12 min
A big shift is happening in the demographics of our country which is requiring us to revisit the types and floor plans of homes that we are building. Learn about some the options for creating multi-generational housing. From full in law suites to subtle…
6 Easy Steps to Creating the Right Floor Plan
Aug 14, 2019 • 17 min
Designing the Right Floor Plan is often a highly overlooked step in the home building process. Find out some easy steps to help you create just the right design for your new home. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
All About Skylights
Aug 12, 2019 • 14 min
Skylight offer more than just some bright light. They have a ton of benefits for your home. Plus there are some amazing features you can add to them to make them incredibly convenient. Learn more about them in this episode! Homebuildinghero.com —- This…
All About bath tubs
Aug 9, 2019 • 16 min
There had been a renaissance in bath tubs and technology in the past few years and we discuss all the latest options styles and technology available today so you can have an amazing and relaxing bath. Homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
States with the highest property taxes
Aug 7, 2019 • 11 min
We explore a recent study on the States with the highest property taxes in the United States. The results may surprise you. Also make sure to subscribe to the podcast and check out our website at homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
10 Questions to Ask When Touring a Parade if Homes Model
Aug 5, 2019 • 17 min
Parade of Homes are great opportunities to see new homes, the latest features, and cutting edge designs. It also represents a great opportunity to meet potential builders. Don’t waste this chance to meet builders and ask questions. You can learn a lot if…
7 Window Upgrades you didn’t know exist
Aug 2, 2019 • 16 min
Windows offer a bevy of options that most consumers don’t even realize exist. We discuss some of the best opportunities that you should consider for your new home. www.homebuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Rising Rental Rates Around The Country
Jul 31, 2019 • 14 min
A recent study highlighted how rental rates are rising rapidly around the country. Many markets are seeing massive increases. We explore this study and also discuss how hone ownership may be the best option going forward. Reach out to us at…
2019 Interior Lighting Trends
Jul 29, 2019 • 14 min
Lean about done of the hottest trends for lighting that we saw at the 2019 International Builders show. What styles and features are the manufacturers highlighting this year? We toured the show and have some great ideas for you. Make sure to listen in and…
10 Affordable Upgrades for a Big Bang in Your New Home
Jul 26, 2019 • 13 min
Looking to make your home amazing without dropping loads of money? Tune in to find our 10 upgrades to make a big impact on your new home! If you enjoy our podcast make sure you subscribe to our channel check us out on the web: homebuildinghero.com —- This…
5 Trends to Build Upon in Housing for 2019
Jul 24, 2019 • 16 min
We explore an article from Mike Holmes about home building industry trends that need to continue in 2019. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Investors Buying Large Shares of The Housing Market
Jul 22, 2019 • 11 min
Many of the affordable homes on the market are being purchased before home buyers are even able to look at them. Why? Investors Are Buying Large Shares of The Housing Market for Investment Purposes. Find out how this is affecting the real estate market on…
Ways to save money on your utility bill
Jul 19, 2019 • 16 min
Everyone likes saving money right? We outline some very simple steps to help you save dollars on your utility bill each and every month. No matter if your rent or own a home these tips will help get you more dollars in your pocket! Homebuildinghero.com —-…
3 Bid Myth Debunked
Jul 17, 2019 • 14 min
How many of you have been brought up on the 3 Bid Myth from our parents. Get 3 Bids. Well in theory that may work but not so much with home building. I explain the fallacy of getting 3 bids on a home and why it can be a waste of time for you. No two…
Tips to Land the Home of Your Dreams in a Seller’s Market
Jul 15, 2019 • 15 min
Are you in the hunt for a new home and getting frustrated with losing out on your Dream Home? In this podcast we have several tips to help you leap in front of the competition to land your dream home. These days you need to stand out in front of your…
Remodeling is on the Decline, Why?
Jul 12, 2019 • 9 min
With a hot housing market remodeling should be stronger but several factors have hampered remodeling starts. Learn more from a recent study on this podcast. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Home Building Hero 100th Episode
Jul 10, 2019 • 15 min
We are celebrating our 100th episode of the Home Building Hero and to celebrate we are including guest questions from our listeners. So this will be a fun episode where you can learn more about the Home Building Hero and find out what we have in store for…
Rising Rental Rates Around the Country
Jul 8, 2019 • 14 min
We explore an article about the rising rental rates around the country. We discuss some of the most expensive rental markets as well as why rates continue to increase and why owing a home is still a smart play. Find out more at HomeBuildingHero.com —-…
Cities People Can’t Get Out if Fast Enough
Jul 5, 2019 • 23 min
Today we explore cities that people are moving out of and why based on a recent study. The reasons may surprise you. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future episodes! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
9 Details not to overlook when building your next home
Jul 3, 2019 • 21 min
There are a ton of details you must consider when building your home. This essential list will help you pare it down to a more reasonable list to start so you get off to a great start. Make sure to connect with us on Twitter @building_hero or online…
Nine things contractors don’t tell you
Jul 1, 2019 • 14 min
Working with contractors can be challenging as they don’t always tell you everything you need to nor want to hear. Learn how and why they communicate and how to properly navigate working with them so you have a successful project. HomeBuildinghero.com —-…
Trump signs Executive Order to Reduce Regulations on Homes
Jun 28, 2019 • 12 min
When a quarter of the cost of a home is due to regulations and there is not enough product on the market you have an issue. After over 700 builders lobbied at the Capital several issues were brought to attention. Learn how this may help our industry and…
Cheap ways to increase your homes value
Jun 26, 2019 • 16 min
Learn some super inexpensive ways to get maximum dollar for your home that won’t cost you an arm and a leg! These are easy to do as well! Make sure to subscribe to the Podcast and visit us on the web at HomeBuildinghero.com —- This episode is sponsored by…
10 Questions You Should Ask at Your 1st Builder Meeting
Jun 24, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Why People Just Don’t Trust Contractors
Jun 21, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Honoring a Hero Home
Jun 19, 2019 • 16 min
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,…
All About Windows
Jun 17, 2019 • 23 min
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
7 Things Not To Overlook When Touring a Home
Jun 14, 2019 • 19 min
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…
How to have an amazing screen porch
Jun 12, 2019 • 14 min
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…
The Truth About Allowances
Jun 10, 2019 • 20 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored…
Do You Really Know What is in Your Water?
Jun 7, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Simple Lighting Solutions You Can’t Ignore
Jun 5, 2019 • 10 min
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
Barriers to Ownership For Younger Buyers
Jun 3, 2019 • 14 min
We discuss the various barriers younger home buyers face when purchasing their first new home. Homebuildinghero.com
Key Architectural Styles Explained
May 31, 2019 • 19 min
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…
Cities Millennials Are Moving To
May 29, 2019 • 16 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Tech Trends for Homes 2019 Edition
May 24, 2019 • 17 min
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. —- This…
Are we headed for a recession?
May 22, 2019 • 11 min
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
Solutions to Labor Shortages-Simple Installs
May 20, 2019 • 15 min
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…
2019 Color and Style Trends IBS Esition
May 17, 2019 • 16 min
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
Aging in Place Solutions For Your Home
May 15, 2019 • 13 min
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.…
6 Heating and Cooling Trends You Should Not Ignore
May 13, 2019 • 19 min
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…
2019 Tile Trends
May 10, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Interior Door Trends and Styles 2019
May 8, 2019 • 9 min
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
The Truth About Allowances
May 6, 2019 • 20 min
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.
Creating a Love-able Laundry Room
May 3, 2019 • 18 min
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
Careful what you read on the internet about trends
Apr 29, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Home Selling Tips
Apr 26, 2019 • 12 min
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.
Simple Lighting Solutions
Apr 24, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Vanities of Tomorrow
Apr 22, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Top Reasons People Move
Apr 19, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Fireplace Trends You Can’t Ignore
Apr 17, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Interchangeable Hardware-The Future?
Apr 15, 2019 • 9 min
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.
Convenient Appliance Options
Apr 12, 2019 • 11 min
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…
6 Habits of the Millennial Home Buyer
Apr 10, 2019 • 10 min
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.
Future Kitchen Cabinet Trends
Apr 8, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Creating Amazing Outdoor Patios
Apr 5, 2019 • 11 min
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,…
Why Condos Are Great for Snowbirds
Apr 3, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Exploring Rooms of the Future
Apr 1, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Spring Maintenance Tips
Mar 29, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Where to Find Great Design Ideas for Your Home
Mar 27, 2019 • 19 min
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!
Mortgage-Free homes for Wounded Heroes
Mar 25, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Top 5 Home Buyer Regrets By Generation
Mar 20, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Fireplace Trends you Can’t Ignore
Mar 18, 2019 • 11 min
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…
How Much Does Regulation Add to The Cost of a New Home?
Mar 15, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Hardware Trends from 2019 International Builders Show
Mar 13, 2019 • 13 min
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.
The Appraisal System is Flawed
Mar 11, 2019 • 13 min
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…
What is the Payback On Remodeling-is it worth it?
Mar 8, 2019 • 9 min
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…
6 Habits of the Millennial Home Buyer
Mar 6, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Skilled Labor Shortage In Home Building
Mar 4, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Next Level Cooking Options 2019 IBS Edition
Mar 1, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Space Saving Solutions For Affordable Homes
Feb 27, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Grants and Programs Available To First Time Buyers
Feb 25, 2019 • 8 min
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…
10 Steps to Buying a Home
Feb 22, 2019 • 12 min
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. —- This episode is…
5 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes
Feb 20, 2019 • 14 min
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. —- This…
5 Reasons To Buy a Home in 2019
Feb 18, 2019 • 9 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored…
No More Boring Flooring!
Feb 15, 2019 • 17 min
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…
Do You Need a REALTOR When Buying Or Selling Your Home?
Feb 13, 2019 • 15 min
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…
10 Things You Must Consider Before Buying a Vacant Lot
Feb 11, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Technological Toilets-The future or just flushing money down the drain or
Feb 8, 2019 • 10 min
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…
What are Ice Dams and How To Avoid Them
Feb 6, 2019 • 12 min
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…
How to Reduce Frost on Your Windows
Feb 4, 2019 • 15 min
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! —- This episode is…
Is Winter a Good Time To Build A Home?
Feb 1, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Tips for a Functional Kitchen!
Jan 30, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Learn How is a Home Put Together and The Timeframe for Construction
Jan 28, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Creating The Ultimate Home Office
Jan 25, 2019 • 10 min
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.…
Do You REALLY Need a Smart Home?
Jan 23, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Making the Perfect Play Room
Jan 21, 2019 • 13 min
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…
Making Magnificent Mudd Rooms
Jan 18, 2019 • 10 min
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…
What is Behind Your Walls of Your Home
Jan 16, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Creating Lofty Lofts in Your Next Home
Jan 14, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Why We Are Ditching Dining Rooms
Jan 11, 2019 • 8 min
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! —- This…
How To Have A Rockin’ Shower
Jan 9, 2019 • 9 min
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! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
What You Must Avoid Doing At All Costs Before Getting A Home Loan!
Jan 7, 2019 • 8 min
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! —- This episode is…
How Tariffs are affecting Home Building And Remodeling Pricing
Jan 4, 2019 • 13 min
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. —- This…
Must Haves Before Going For A Mortgage
Jan 2, 2019 • 9 min
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! —- This…
Making The Ultimate Garage-What you need to know!
Jan 1, 2019 • 10 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Disadvantages to owning a Condo
Dec 28, 2018 • 10 min
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…
Benefits to Owning a Condo
Dec 27, 2018 • 14 min
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…
2019 Housing Market Forecast
Dec 20, 2018 • 18 min
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. —- This…
Differences between Custom Home Builders and Production Builders
Dec 19, 2018 • 8 min
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! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Must Haves Before Going In For A Mortgage
Dec 19, 2018 • 9 min
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!! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
What You Should Know Before Buying a Lot
Dec 17, 2018 • 13 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
The Impact of Color on Your Homes Selling Price
Dec 17, 2018 • 7 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
9 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your New Home
Dec 17, 2018 • 12 min
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. —- This episode is…
Why Renting Is Like Flushing Money Down The Toilet
Dec 17, 2018 • 9 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by…
Key Condo Terms and What They Mean
Dec 12, 2018 • 12 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Things to Keep In Mind When Creating A New Home Budget
Dec 11, 2018 • 10 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
How to Kill Clutter in Your New Home
Dec 11, 2018 • 13 min
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! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Introducing The Home Building Hero
Dec 11, 2018 • 10 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
Creating the Ultimate Man Cave
Dec 11, 2018 • 8 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…