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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, W… read more

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Ways to save money on your utility bill

July 19th, 2019

16:51

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 …

3 Bid Myth Debunked

July 17th, 2019

15:13

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 …

Tips to Land the Home of Your Dreams in a Seller's Market

July 15th, 2019

15:50

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 …

Remodeling is on the Decline, Why?

July 12th, 2019

9:40

With a hot housing market remodeling should be stronger but several factors have hampered remodeling starts. Learn more from a recent study on this …

Home Building Hero 100th Episode

July 10th, 2019

15:34

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 …

Rising Rental Rates Around the Country

July 8th, 2019

15:06

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 …

Cities People Can’t Get Out if Fast Enough

July 5th, 2019

23:28

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!

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9 Details not to overlook when building your next home

July 3rd, 2019

21:11

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 …

Nine things contractors don’t tell you

July 1st, 2019

14:48

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 …

Trump signs Executive Order to Reduce Regulations on Homes

June 28th, 2019

12:49

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 …

Cheap ways to increase your homes value

June 26th, 2019

16:37

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 …

10 Questions You Should Ask at Your 1st Builder Meeting

June 24th, 2019

12:58

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 …

Why People Just Don’t Trust Contractors

June 21st, 2019

21:58

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 …

Honoring a Hero Home

June 19th, 2019

16:51

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 …

All About Windows

June 17th, 2019

23:37

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

June 14th, 2019

19:58

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 …

How to have an amazing screen porch

June 12th, 2019

14:55

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 …

The Truth About Allowances

June 10th, 2019

20:56

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. …

Do You Really Know What is in Your Water?

June 7th, 2019

16:48

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 …

Simple Lighting Solutions You Can’t Ignore

June 5th, 2019

11:10

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

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Barriers to Ownership For Younger Buyers

June 3rd, 2019

15:20

We discuss the various barriers younger home buyers face when purchasing their first new home. Homebuildinghero.com

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Key Architectural Styles Explained

May 31st, 2019

20:04

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 …

Cities Millennials Are Moving To

May 29th, 2019

16:55

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

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Tech Trends for Homes 2019 Edition

May 24th, 2019

18:02

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 …

Are we headed for a recession?

May 22nd, 2019

11:48

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 …

Solutions to Labor Shortages-Simple Installs

May 20th, 2019

16:14

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 …

2019 Color and Style Trends IBS Esition

May 17th, 2019

16:23

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 …

Aging in Place Solutions For Your Home

May 15th, 2019

14:13

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 …

6 Heating and Cooling Trends You Should Not Ignore

May 13th, 2019

19:39

Heating and cooling is not just about keeping it he temperature right. It’s about air quality, comfort, health, removing micro bacteria, and …

2019 Tile Trends

May 10th, 2019

15:33

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 …

Interior Door Trends and Styles 2019

May 8th, 2019

9:41

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 …

The Truth About Allowances

May 6th, 2019

20:37

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.

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Creating a Love-able Laundry Room

May 3rd, 2019

19:07

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 …

Careful what you read on the internet about trends

April 29th, 2019

10:36

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 …

Home Selling Tips

April 26th, 2019

12:54

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.

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Simple Lighting Solutions

April 24th, 2019

11:10

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 …

Vanities of Tomorrow

April 22nd, 2019

9:38

After touring the largest new home product show in the world, we discovered a big shift coming in bathroom vanities. New exciting styles, designs, …

Top Reasons People Move

April 19th, 2019

17:23

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 …

Fireplace Trends You Can’t Ignore

April 17th, 2019

12:10

Fireplaces and technology are advancing very quickly these days. Find out all the latest developments in this podcast. From new shapes, sizes, to …

Interchangeable Hardware-The Future?

April 15th, 2019

10:22

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 …

Convenient Appliance Options

April 12th, 2019

12:22

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 …

6 Habits of the Millennial Home Buyer

April 10th, 2019

11:15

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.

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Future Kitchen Cabinet Trends

April 8th, 2019

16:20

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 …

Creating Amazing Outdoor Patios

April 5th, 2019

12:17

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 …

Why Condos Are Great for Snowbirds

April 3rd, 2019

10:50

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 …

Exploring Rooms of the Future

April 1st, 2019

15:47

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 …

Spring Maintenance Tips

March 29th, 2019

10:49

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 …

Where to Find Great Design Ideas for Your Home

March 27th, 2019

19:42

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!

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Mortgage-Free homes for Wounded Heroes

March 25th, 2019

15:43

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 …

Top 5 Home Buyer Regrets By Generation

March 20th, 2019

12:10

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 …

Fireplace Trends you Can’t Ignore

March 18th, 2019

12:10

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. …

How Much Does Regulation Add to The Cost of a New Home?

March 15th, 2019

14:42

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 …

Hardware Trends from 2019 International Builders Show

March 13th, 2019

14:14

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 …

The Appraisal System is Flawed

March 11th, 2019

14:09

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 …

What is the Payback On Remodeling-is it worth it?

March 8th, 2019

10:09

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 …

6 Habits of the Millennial Home Buyer

March 6th, 2019

11:41

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 …

Skilled Labor Shortage In Home Building

March 4th, 2019

11:20

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 …

Next Level Cooking Options 2019 IBS Edition

March 1st, 2019

17:03

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 …

Space Saving Solutions For Affordable Homes

February 27th, 2019

9:52

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 …

Grants and Programs Available To First Time Buyers

February 25th, 2019

8:27

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 …

10 Steps to Buying a Home

February 22nd, 2019

13:06

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 …

5 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

February 20th, 2019

14:12

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 …

5 Reasons To Buy a Home in 2019

February 18th, 2019

9:54

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 …

No More Boring Flooring!

February 15th, 2019

17:17

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 …

Do You Need a REALTOR When Buying Or Selling Your Home?

February 13th, 2019

16:08

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 …

10 Things You Must Consider Before Buying a Vacant Lot

February 11th, 2019

17:06

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 …

Technological Toilets-The future or just flushing money down the drain or

February 8th, 2019

11:04

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 …

What are Ice Dams and How To Avoid Them

February 6th, 2019

12:39

Anytime a large amount of snow comes down followed by fluctuating temperatures ice dams can occur. If not handled properly these can cause serious …

How to Reduce Frost on Your Windows

February 4th, 2019

15:24

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 …

Is Winter a Good Time To Build A Home?

February 1st, 2019

8:45

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 …

Tips for a Functional Kitchen!

January 30th, 2019

9:43

Creating a great and truly usable kitchen can be a challenge. Many times simple things like organization storage and workflow can be overlooked. In …

Learn How is a Home Put Together and The Timeframe for Construction

January 28th, 2019

21:08

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 …

Creating The Ultimate Home Office

January 25th, 2019

11:10

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 …

Do You REALLY Need a Smart Home?

January 23rd, 2019

14:37

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 …

Making the Perfect Play Room

January 21st, 2019

13:56

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 …

Making Magnificent Mudd Rooms

January 18th, 2019

10:21

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 …

What is Behind Your Walls of Your Home

January 16th, 2019

14:20

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 …

Creating Lofty Lofts in Your Next Home

January 14th, 2019

8:36

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 …

Why We Are Ditching Dining Rooms

January 11th, 2019

8:57

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 …

How To Have A Rockin’ Shower

January 9th, 2019

9:21

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 …

What You Must Avoid Doing At All Costs Before Getting A Home Loan!

January 7th, 2019

9:00

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 …

How Tariffs are affecting Home Building And Remodeling Pricing

January 4th, 2019

13:54

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 …

Must Haves Before Going For A Mortgage

January 2nd, 2019

9:25

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 …

Making The Ultimate Garage-What you need to know!

January 1st, 2019

11:06

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, …

Disadvantages to owning a Condo

December 28th, 2018

11:00

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 …

Benefits to Owning a Condo

December 27th, 2018

14:55

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 …

2019 Housing Market Forecast

December 20th, 2018

19:10

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 …

Differences between Custom Home Builders and Production Builders

December 19th, 2018

9:05

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!

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Must Haves Before Going In For A Mortgage

December 19th, 2018

9:25

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 …

What You Should Know Before Buying a Lot

December 17th, 2018

13:32

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.

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The Impact of Color on Your Homes Selling Price

December 17th, 2018

7:40

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 …

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your New Home

December 17th, 2018

12:55

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 …

Why Renting Is Like Flushing Money Down The Toilet

December 17th, 2018

9:49

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 …

Key Condo Terms and What They Mean

December 12th, 2018

12:31

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.

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Things to Keep In Mind When Creating A New Home Budget

December 11th, 2018

10:55

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 …

How to Kill Clutter in Your New Home

December 11th, 2018

14:05

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!

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Introducing The Home Building Hero

December 11th, 2018

10:35

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.

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Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

December 11th, 2018

8:53

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 …

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