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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. No matter if you are in the market for a home or in the industry you will get a ton of knowledge from this podcast. Top 10 Home Building Podcasts 165,000+ Downloads.… read more

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Wisconsin in the headlines for all the wrong reasons

November 24th, 2021

13:32

It has been a tough week for Wisconsin.  After making national news with the Rittenhouse trial our home community of Waukesha was struck with tragedy …

All about concrete foundations

November 19th, 2021

15:05

There is a ton of engineering and science that goes into concrete foundations.  We go over several of the important elements that go into foundations and why they are done to create the right basement for a home site. …

5 Reason why you should contract with a builder before year end

November 12th, 2021

9:38

If you are thinking about building, the year end is a great time to do it.  We highlight five reasons why it is a good idea and will benefit you and your build.


Thanks for listening and please feel free to reach out

National Housing Economic Update Fall of 2021

November 3rd, 2021

12:23

We just returned from a week of meetings in Houston learning the latest national housing economic news.  Find out how housing is performing, what will happen with interest rates, projected GDP and more!


Thanks for …

Supply Chain Fallacy

October 27th, 2021

12:55

If you haven’t heard already the supply chain is a major disruption to the building industry. We talk about some of the things causing this mess and give you a brief heads up of some of the products that will be delayed …

Municipally Created Developments. Good or Bad?

October 19th, 2021

12:20

Recently I learned of some developments being done by municipalities instead of by private developers.  While this is an interesting option for areas that are underdeveloped, it does pose some problems for …

Wisconsin Housing Market update

October 11th, 2021

11:45

We are at the 3/4 point of the year and now is a great time to check in on the Wisconsin Housing Market.  Find out how homes are selling, what inventory is like and are prices appreciating?


We appreciate our program …

Construction Spending Continues to rise as does the number of bedrooms

October 4th, 2021

15:40

Spending on residential construction looks to continue growing per a national study.  We analyze the data.  Additionally with more spending also comes larger homes.  Four bedroom homes continue to grow on the market. …

Peek behind the curtain

September 30th, 2021

14:26

Things have been crazy busy.  Host David Belman gives you a candid peek behind the curtain of what's been going on the past month with the podcast, …

Most important lesson customers need to know when building

September 21st, 2021

8:46

Today we have a public service announcement for anyone thinking of building a new home.  Here is the most important lesson you need to know before building a new home.


We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows …

Cost per sq. ft. increases again

September 17th, 2021

15:13

The cost of a new home per sq. ft. has increased again per a recent study.  Find out how much it went up and what's in store for 2021 pricing.


We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin.

Women in Construction

September 15th, 2021

13:22

One of the biggest growth areas for the construction industry is women.  Now you many not typically picture women construction workers but the good news is the percentage is growing.  In fact, it's at the largest level …

7 Reasons why a custom home is right for you

September 8th, 2021

13:05

Have you contemplated having a home custom made just for you?  Well it's not for everyone.  We discuss what situations are right for a custom home and when you might be better served to work off a builder's floor plan …

8 Interior Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

September 2nd, 2021

19:32

Building a new home?  Going to update your existing home?  Find out the most common interior design mistakes that people make in these projects and how to avoid them!


We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and …

Lumber Prices Soften

August 31st, 2021

13:53

Finally some good news on the lumber front.  Prices start to soften.  How much?  Is it a good time to build and what can you expect to see from builders in the next few months.  We review pricing changes over the last …

Record Number of Real Estate Agents

August 25th, 2021

19:58

With the housing boom comes more people entering the Real Estate market hoping to strike gold.  With that comes challenges of professionalism, less …

Why you need to see, touch, and feel your windows before you buy them

August 23rd, 2021

8:22

We recently met with Gina Della from Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin at their brand new experience center.  This is a place where you can see, touch and feel all the windows before you buy them.  Even check out the …

Why do custom homes cost more?

August 16th, 2021

14:03

Should I build a custom home or off a builder's floor plan.  It is a very common question from consumers.  We discuss the reasons why custom homes …

Where’s the inventory

August 11th, 2021

15:59

Have you been by a car dealers lot lately? Still waiting for that online order? Trying to buy a home but not seeing anything interesting? We talk about what is happening post pandemic and share some stats on housing in …

Knowing the signs of foundation and concrete failure-Brent Pearson

August 5th, 2021

19:25

How do you identify potential issues with your foundation or slab before it's to late?  What if there was a solution to solve these issues without …

Wave of evictions coming

August 2nd, 2021

12:22

The Federal Moratorium on Evictions ended 7/31/21.  Expect a wave of eviction notices being filed.  What States are extending the moratorium and what does this mean for housing?

Find out on the latest podcast.

We …

Impact Fees Unchecked

July 30th, 2021

20:48

Impact fees have become one of the largest taxes on new construction homes.  We talk about how they are structured in Wisconsin and how local …

Behind the scenes of product innovation

July 26th, 2021

21:29

Every wonder the process of how a innovative new product hits the market?   Well it is never really the same each time but today we hear an …

What's up with millennial buyers 2021 Edition

July 21st, 2021

12:15

Millennial buyers are the largest buying segment and have faced huge homeownership challenges in the past few years.  2021 was no exception.  Find out a bit more about how this buyer segment is fairing in the housing …

2021 Remodeling Spending Expected to Rise

July 14th, 2021

13:25

A recent study shows that consumers continue to spend additional money on building and remodeling in 2021 compared to previous years.

We discuss all the details.


We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and …

The terrifying reality cyber security in your home with Brian Nichols

July 12th, 2021

33:14

You have a pipeline of information entering and leaving your home on a daily basis. With every new device you are opening up your home to more cyber risks.  We talk with cyber security expert and fellow podcaster Brian …

Massive Drop in Builder Inventory

July 7th, 2021

16:09

There have been a lot of changes in the building industry over the last year and a half and inventory levels of existing homes is an easy one to track.  But what about new construction and builder inventory?  We have …

Why expert installation matters in windows with Gina Della

June 28th, 2021

8:12

Windows are one of your biggest investments in your new home and how they are installed is one of the most important parts of the equation.  We are joined by Gina Della from Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin to …

Top 10 Most Desirable Bathroom Features 2021

June 25th, 2021

15:18

Bathrooms are still one of the most important areas of a home and also an area that is heavily remodeled.  We review the results of a national survey …

Update on key economic data points

June 23rd, 2021

10:11

Today we have a brief update on key economic indicators for home building.  We analyze what this might mean for the building and real estate industry for the remainder of the year. 


We appreciate our program sponsor

Top 10 Most Difficult Building Materials to Obtain

June 21st, 2021

18:21

With home building booming there are a lot of products out there that have become more difficult to obtain as well as become more expensive. We …

June 2021 Housing Market Update

June 18th, 2021

12:49

We go over the Housing Headlines and provide an update for June 2021

We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin.

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2021 Kitchen and Bath Trends with Katie Poehling-Seymore CEO of Gerhards

June 14th, 2021

22:36

We are pleased to have in the Home Building Hero Studio Katie Paling Seymore CEO of Gerhard's First Supply and 5th generation owner to talk all about the latest trends in Kitchen and Bathrooms.  We also discuss a …

Do gas prices affect housing values?

June 7th, 2021

22:53

Well we are all feeling the pinch at the pump lately.  Gas has increased about 80 cents since the beginning of the year.  The bigger question is how does gas prices affect home values?  We explore several in depth …

The Viral Photo

June 4th, 2021

14:54

I recently posted a photo that went viral.  

There have been a lot of conversations in the past few months about lumber prices.  Tons of stats were being thrown out but nothing was resonating with people.  

Then, I had …

What's new in siding with Trevor Hubbs of James Hardie Siding

June 3rd, 2021

21:27

What are the newest things coming out in siding?  What are the hot colors these days?  We have Trevor Hubbs field and project manager from James …

Windows for Dummies

May 26th, 2021

13:27

The Gina Della from Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin joins David in studio to talk about Windows for Dummies.  Answering all the common questions and myths about windows, how they work, installation, glass types, …

5 Alternatives to conventional lumber

May 24th, 2021

17:03

With lumber prices soaring and no end in site builders are looking and seriously considering alternatives to conventional lumber.  

A 1900 sq. ft. home has went up $25,000 in 3 months and over $39,000 in 6 months …

10 Home Organizing Tips

May 19th, 2021

18:44

If you are like me and busy all the time, spending time organizing your home or office is not a top priority.  Learn 10 great tips to help get you back on track!


We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and …

Why has lumber gotten so expensive??

May 17th, 2021

12:31

Why has lumber gotten so expensive.  The rapidly rising lumber cost has added over $36,000 to the cost of a new home and now is up a whopping 436%!  We discuss 9 different reasons why lumber has gotten so expensive.  

Don'ts of Building a Home

May 11th, 2021

17:09

If you are just about to start building a home there are some key things you should NOT do.  We talk about them in our newest episode and the second …

Must do's when building a new home

May 5th, 2021

14:47

If you are planning on building a new home we go over the 8 Must Do's when building your next home.  These are things we think are vital to making …

Customers Flocking to Non-Traditional Lots

April 30th, 2021

10:28

With lot costs at an all-time high consumers are looking elsewhere to build.  Many are considering in-fill lots or larger parcels and spending the …

2021 Home Ventillation Trends and Innovations

April 26th, 2021

29:43

Innovation in the building industry is everywhere including home ventilation.   Covid-19 has shown us that air quality is paramount in your new home …

All about fiber cement siding with Trevor Hubbs of James Hardie

April 19th, 2021

23:08

Learn all about James Hardie the leader in fiber cement siding from their Field and project manager Trevor Hubbs.  Did you know James Hardie Invests …

Key mistakes builders and contractors make with Dominic Rubino

April 16th, 2021

30:55

Builders and Contractors make mistakes.  Many times the same ones, over and over!  We talk about a few of them with Canadian Author, Podcaster, business coach Dominic Rubino.  If you are in the building trades or a …

Pella DesignWorks System with Bill Weber

April 12th, 2021

17:19

Bill Weber has spent nearly 20 years at Pella Windows and Doors and has seen it all.  Well not everything.  They have just launched some amazing new software called DesignWorks to help customers visualize their updated …

Spring Home Selling Tips

April 9th, 2021

18:49

The spring home selling season is upon us and if you are looking to sell your home there are a few things you need to be aware of.  On the other side of the coin if you want to get your new home you will need to be …

Inflation is coming

April 7th, 2021

12:00

Inflation is coming.  Heck it's already here.  I go over some alarming numbers on raw materials and commodities that are going to put a huge pinch on your pocket books.  Find out more on our latest episode.


We …

New Flooring and Countertop Options for 2021

April 5th, 2021

15:08

There are some new offerings in the flooring and countertop world that give home buyers and remodeling clients some enticing new options.  We talk about some of the new products from leading manufacturers.  


We …

Five housing markets to keep an eye on

March 31st, 2021

18:17

There are five notable housing markets worth keeping an eye on.  We talk about a recent article and what the activity in these markets indicate around the country.


We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and …

Study on Home Buyer Preferences Due to Covid-19

March 29th, 2021

17:44

We discuss a recent survey on the paradigm shift in buyer's preferences since Covid-19 began and where we are today.  It's pretty interesting what things have become a priority not only for building a new home but also …

Single Family Build to Rent. Is that really a thing?

March 25th, 2021

16:28

Today we talk about a new and growing phenomena called Single Family Build to Rent and it is popping up in major markets across the country.  Building brand new homes to rent them out.  Is that really a thing?  How big …

2020 Wisconsin Housing Market Final Analysis

March 22nd, 2021

9:11

We look back on the data from the 2020 Wisconsin Real Estate market and share our final thoughts on the year.  There were lots of amazing things we can learn from it.


We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and …

Up and coming home trends. Buy or Sell?

March 18th, 2021

12:59

We look at a recent article about "housing trends" and share if we would buy into that trend or if we are taking a pass on the idea.  


We appreciate …

Latest smart innovations and trends for Windows Interview

March 15th, 2021

23:34

Special guest Josh Fischer of Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin joins the podcast to talk about the latest smart technology and innovations …

Why Every New Home Should Have a Skylight

March 8th, 2021

21:00

We explore all the new technology and offering from the world's leading skylight manufacturer Velux!  Product Specialist Paul Braun from Velux joins …

Economic indicators send mixed signals for housing in 2021

March 3rd, 2021

18:44

The latest economic data on housing is sending some mixed signals.  We highlight some key data points and what that means for housing in the coming year.

We appreciate our program sponsor Pella Windows and Doors of …

Notable new product and tech features for new homes

March 1st, 2021

15:36

We started scouring the internet for some brand new and notable features coming out for new homes in 2021.  Since there was not an in-person IBS and KBIS Show we are working hard to find out new products and share them …

7 Elements of a Great Theater Room

February 24th, 2021

25:00

Miss going to the movie theater?  Many people are not because they are making some amazing home theater rooms in their lower levels. Find out the 7 elements you need to make a great home theater.

We appreciate our …

Big Announcement!

February 23rd, 2021

15:56

We have a huge announcement on our podcast!  Our host, David Belman has written his first book "Leadership Growth Hacks" and it is now available for …

Top 10 Housing Markets in USA by Building Permits

February 17th, 2021

17:48

Today we discuss the largest new construction markets by permit data for 2020.  There are some expected cities on the list as well as a few surprises.  We also discuss why some of these markets are performing so well.  

Seven Challenges to the Housing Market

February 15th, 2021

19:26

There are multiple challenges that will affect the housing market in 2021.  We go over the seven biggest challenges and how they will shape home …

2021 Housing Market Forecast

February 11th, 2021

19:56

How is the housing market going to perform in 2021?  

In one of our most popular segments of the year we revisit the housing data from the previous …

Lumber Prices Shoot Back Up

February 9th, 2021

11:00

Just when we thought lumber prices were declining after a tariff was reduced the cost of lumber has risen again.  We discuss current lumber prices and how they have affected the cost of a home in the past year.  The net …

2021 Color Trends

February 5th, 2021

20:25

We are seeing a big shift in the color pallets and trend colors for new homes in 2021.  Incoming is moderate earth tones that allow for more earthy …

What do new homes and toilet paper have in common?

February 3rd, 2021

12:24

New homes and toilet paper have more in common that you would think.  Find out the answer to this question in our latest episode.


We appreciate our …

Local Housing Market Update

February 1st, 2021

20:33

Today we explore what is going in our local housing market with fresh research data straight from the Home Building Hero.  Using the research, we point out local trends, and how hot the housing market is currently. …

Upcoming home trends for 2021

January 29th, 2021

13:57

We discuss some under the radar home trends that are coming for new homes.  Hear about some of the new design trends working their way into homes.  


We appreciate our sponsors Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin and

How the change in administration will affect the housing market

January 25th, 2021

23:18

A new administration is upon us and we are discussing some potential policy changes from the Biden administration and how they will affect the …

6 Up and Coming Outdoor Trends for 2021

January 22nd, 2021

14:59

If you want to start an outdoor project now is a great time to begin planning it.  Find out what people are most looking to do in the next year with their outdoor spaces.  More and more people are adding improvements …

Everything about the Kitchen Sink

January 20th, 2021

22:19

We are talking everything about the kitchen sink!  There are so many options now both with designs, styles and materials used that we had to devote an entire episode to it!  Learn some of the exciting new options and …

2021 Bathroom Trends

January 15th, 2021

14:28

We take an early look at what trends will be emerging for bathroom designs in new homes and remodel projects in 2021.


We appreciate our sponsors Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin and Build Book!

Thanks for listening …

Kitchen Trends for 2021

January 11th, 2021

17:42

The new year is here and there are some surprising new trends in kitchen products and designs that are emerging in new homes and remodels.  We talk about all of the latest things you might be seeing come your way.


We …

Pace of Innovation will slow

January 8th, 2021

13:50

One of the largest events in the building industry the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) will not be happening in person this year.  Instead they are switching to a virtual trade …

Expect Delays in Construction

January 6th, 2021

12:28

2021 is here and it is expected to be a strong year for new home construction.  But not everything is rosy.  The uptick in building along with supply chain issues and lingering effects from the pandemic are going to …

What causes window condensation with Mandy Lutz of Pella Windows

January 4th, 2021

16:29

Winter is here and one of the most common frustrations with homeowners is seeing condensation or frost occur on your windows.  We discuss why this happens, and some tips to reduce this occurrence from your home.

We …

Fastest Shrinking Cities in USA

December 30th, 2020

23:53

We discuss a study of the fastest shrinking cities in the USA and some of the reasons why people are exiting.


We appreciate our sponsors Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin and Build Book!

Thanks for listening and …

2020 Housing Market Year in Review

December 28th, 2020

18:48

The 2020 Housing Market was a roller coaster rider this year. We discuss some interesting statistics for the year as and look back at how the year …

Story Time Christmas Edition

December 23rd, 2020

15:34

Join us for another fun episode of the Home Building Hero Story time edition.  Haylee and Katie from Belman Homes swap stories of their favorite Christmas Memories as well as their most memorable Christmas gift.  

From …

Housing Legislative update with Jim Tobin and Karl Eckhart

December 18th, 2020

40:30

There has been a lot happening in the building industry and on the legislative side of the industry the last few months with an election, coronavirus …

2020 Year in Review

December 15th, 2020

22:11

David Belman, host of the Home Building Hero gives a year in review on the podcast.  We look back at some of our previous guests and reflect back on an amazing year of growth for the Podcast.  Most importantly we thank …

Economic Update with Danushka from National Associations of Home Builders

December 11th, 2020

40:19

A tale of two halves.  That is the story for housing in 2020.  We talk with Danushka Nanayakkar a Forcasting Analyst from the National Association of Home Builders about the dramatic turnaround for housing in 2020 and …

What motivates people to move

December 9th, 2020

13:34

The average family moves about every 8 1/2 years.  While many people will stay in their homes for decades others move more often and for a variety of reasons.  We discuss some of the key motivators for why people are …

8 Things you cannot go back and change on your home

December 7th, 2020

22:47

Getting serious about building a new home?

One of the more important exercises when planning out your home is to look at features you may want in your next home that you can't live without, and also the features in your …

2021 Economic Update with Ali Wolf

December 2nd, 2020

40:54

Chief Economist and thought leader Ali Wolf from Zonda joins us today on the Home Building Hero!  Not only is Ali well traveled once serving as …

Tips for Veterans Buying Homes

November 30th, 2020

9:52

Are you a veteran? First off thank you for your service, you are the true heroes in the country! Good news for you is there are several programs available for you when you purchase your next home to make the transition …

Features people will pay more money for in a home

November 23rd, 2020

18:37

Today we explore a study of existing homes and what people will pay more money for in their homes.  This provides good insight as to what people …

Hidden costs of buying a home

November 19th, 2020

9:47

If you are planning on buying a home before you sign all the paperwork you should know all the costs you might incur from the transaction.  We …

Hiding those pesky beams in your basement

November 17th, 2020

10:52

Going to finish your basement but those pesky beams are ruining your plans?  We give you several great options to disguise them in your home.  You may not move them but you sure can hide them with some clever designs or …

What is my home really worth?

November 13th, 2020

14:14

There is always debate as to what a home is really worth.  Many times consumers do not really know and they base their values on bad data or false premises.  We talk through two a home is really valued and what is the …

Understanding water and mold in homes with Cheryl Ciecko

November 9th, 2020

40:48

Design details, small mistakes, and lack of awareness by homeowners can add up to moisture issues in a home.  These moisture issues if unchecked can …

Ways HGTV is Not Realistic

November 6th, 2020

21:21

Okay a lot of people like watching HGTV.  We get it!  Unfortunately the programming creates a ton false expectations in the industry.  From …

Understanding the Offer to Purchase

November 4th, 2020

20:20

If you are planning on buying a home no matter if it is new or used understanding the key components of the offer to purchase are critical if you …

Technology in Building and Finding the Right Trades with Felix Vasquez

November 2nd, 2020

33:29

"Be the builder of choice". We are talking technology in the building process and finding the right trades with Felix Vasquez of Hyphen Solutions. …

Understanding Bump Clauses and Sold Subject-to transactions

October 30th, 2020

10:29

If you are planning on selling your home or buying a home, no matter if it is new or used it is important for you to understand what and how Bump …

Understanding Financing Jargon

October 28th, 2020

22:02

Is there an industry filled with more jargon than the financial industry?  Perhaps but it does make it challenging for home buyers to understand everything they are dealing with.  Learn some of the key terms and what …

Seven tips to avoid being house poor

October 26th, 2020

23:00

While many people struggle to afford a new home, there are also those that struggle to keep up with the costs of owning a home.  The common phrase is "House Poor".  

Are you struggling to make it each month or are you …

Home Offices that won't break your budget

October 22nd, 2020

12:51

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 …

Ways to make your home more pet friendly

October 20th, 2020

17:10

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 …

Ideas for your home bar

October 16th, 2020

17:59

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 …

Ways to increase natural light in your home

October 14th, 2020

12:59

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 …

Differences between spray foam and standard insulation in your home

October 12th, 2020

12:58

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 …

Pros and Cons of a Finished Basement

October 7th, 2020

15:54

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 …

Psychology of Color in a Home

October 5th, 2020

17:37

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 …

Improving the Building Experience

September 28th, 2020

35:55

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 …

Supplying Happiness with Offsite Construction

September 23rd, 2020

18:09

We talk with owner of Drexel Building Supply Joel Fleishman about their building offsite modular construction and their recent merger with Blenker …

How the Pandemic is affecting secondary home sales

September 18th, 2020

12:11

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 …

Top 10 Best and Worst States for Home Ownership

September 16th, 2020

11:06

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 …

Housing products that withstand hurricanes

September 14th, 2020

24:47

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 …

Your Home Buying Checklist

September 10th, 2020

14:26

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.  

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Post Pandemic Home Buying Update

September 7th, 2020

12:40

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 …

Storytime: Parade of Homes Edition

September 2nd, 2020

19:48

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 …

Five Reasons There Are Not More Affordable New Homes

August 31st, 2020

16:13

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 …

Hardest Trades to Hire

August 26th, 2020

14:45

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 …

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

August 24th, 2020

13:45

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 …

Pros and cons of painted and stained woodwork

August 19th, 2020

18:24

What kind of woodwork should you put in your next home? There are advantages and disadvantages to using painted versus stained woodwork. We talk …

2020 Parade of Homes Edition

August 17th, 2020

14:40

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 …

Covid-19 Impact on Commercial Properties

August 13th, 2020

11:04

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 …

How to make a super shed

August 10th, 2020

16:50

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!


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Storytime Why Buy a Model Home?

August 5th, 2020

15:11

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 …

Ideas for your home bar

August 3rd, 2020

17:59

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 …

Supply Chain Issues

July 29th, 2020

14:17

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 …

7 Bathroom design flaws

July 27th, 2020

18:32

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 …

Home Remodeling Report 2020

July 22nd, 2020

14:17

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.


Home building on the rebound

July 17th, 2020

12:25

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 …

Most common decorating sins

July 15th, 2020

15:17

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.


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Ways to make your kitchen feel larger

July 8th, 2020

16:18

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 …

Effect of riots on Minneapolis Housing Market

July 6th, 2020

13:54

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 …

Story Time Closing and Moving lessons

July 1st, 2020

15:42

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!


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Why you may not want to hire an interior designer

June 29th, 2020

13:23

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. …

Storytime: First time home buyer stories

June 26th, 2020

14:30

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 …

Remodeling Industry Update with MCS Services

June 22nd, 2020

11:56

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 …

How to have an organized garage

June 19th, 2020

11:42

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 …

Operation Finally Home Story Time

June 17th, 2020

24:53

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 …

Why you should hire an interior design professional

June 15th, 2020

14:40

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.


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11 Ideas for your summer porch

June 12th, 2020

13:21

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 …

How we got started in the industry (Story Time)

June 10th, 2020

21:43

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 …

Shifts in Buyer Behavior Emerging

June 8th, 2020

18:31

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 …

10 Essential Rules of Furniture placement

June 5th, 2020

18:49

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 …

Toughest Customers Story Time Edition

June 3rd, 2020

20:28

The Home Building Hero sits down for our popular "Story Time in Building" Episodes to talk about experiences with tough customers.  David is joined …

Federal Government Affairs Update with Chief Lobbyists of the National Association of Home Builders

May 29th, 2020

31:57

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 …

Animal Encounters while building, Storytime feature (NEW)

May 22nd, 2020

14:41

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 …

Would you buy a home site unseen?

May 20th, 2020

12:18

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, …

Housing Economic update with NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz

May 15th, 2020

29:28

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 …

10 Ways to spiff up your island

May 13th, 2020

15:00

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 …

Home Buying from a Millenial's Perspective

May 11th, 2020

22:48

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 …

Traits of a good supplier

May 8th, 2020

17:58

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 …

2020 Painting Trends

May 6th, 2020

23:39

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 …

8 Essential Rules of Bathroom Design

May 4th, 2020

18:11

Creating a great bathroom requires some additional thought process.  We explore 8 rules of design that if followed will help take your bathroom to …

Multi-Purpose spaces in houses

May 1st, 2020

19:47

Homes today must be more adaptable than in the past.  The need for multi-purpose rooms is paramount!  We discuss different combinations of …

7 Tile Ideas for your Bathroom

April 29th, 2020

21:22

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 …

10 Elements for a Great Home Gym

April 27th, 2020

11:31

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 …

8 Things that can lead to a stressful build

April 24th, 2020

14:31

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 …

15 Ways to Save Money and Energy in Your Home

April 22nd, 2020

22:10

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 …

6 Room Designs that will change due to the Corona virus

April 20th, 2020

22:15

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 …

FREE Resources for Builders to cope with Covid 19

April 17th, 2020

16:29

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 …

Top Features First Time Buyers Want 2020 Study

April 15th, 2020

16:17

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 …

8 Things you must consider before you build

April 13th, 2020

19:36

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 …

Spring organizing tips

April 10th, 2020

16:50

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.


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Is Housing a Good Investment?

April 8th, 2020

18:42

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, …

6 Things to do before buying your lot

April 6th, 2020

12:48

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!

5 Easy Ways to make sure your room is the right size

April 3rd, 2020

11:10

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 …

Tips for working from home

April 1st, 2020

26:42

With so many people forced to work from home we created this quick episode to make sure you are as productive as possible! 


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Top 5 Mistakes People Make Building a Home

March 30th, 2020

24:47

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. …

New products for your laundry room

March 27th, 2020

14:48

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 …

What Baby Boomers Must have & Do Not Want in their next Home

March 25th, 2020

18:23

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 …

Why Home Building is an Essential Service

March 24th, 2020

15:34

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 …

2020 Appliance Trends

March 20th, 2020

19:23

We visited the International Builders Show in earlier in the year and noticed some amazing new trends, finishes and styles in appliances coming for …

Products for your home that help protect you from Corona Virus

March 16th, 2020

15:02

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 …

Why Purchasing Real Estate Now is a Great Idea

March 11th, 2020

11:16

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 …

Finding value in the People, Places, and Products we interact with

March 9th, 2020

20:54

We had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Weins, President of Green Up Solutions, an eco-friendly junk removal company.  Andy shares his unique …

Pros and cons of leaf and gutter protection systems

March 6th, 2020

13:32

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 …

2020 Interior Door Trends

March 2nd, 2020

14:51

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 …

2020 Plumbing Trends and Innovations

February 26th, 2020

17:50

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 …

How the Coronavirus is affecting the home building industry

February 24th, 2020

15:04

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 …

5 New Products You Just Might Need

February 20th, 2020

15:48

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 …

Featured Guest Paul Neuberger "Creating the Young Guns movement"

February 17th, 2020

26:18

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 …

Clutter Zones in Your Home

February 14th, 2020

18:13

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 …

2020 Tile Trends from the International Builders Show

February 12th, 2020

15:35

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 …

California's radical code changes

February 10th, 2020

15:05

California has taken some bold code change reforms recently that are drastic deviations from the International Code Council.  Many of their changes …

New Age Exteriors from the International Builders Show

February 5th, 2020

18:06

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 …

How updated trade agreements affect home building

February 3rd, 2020

16:16

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 …

A Partnership for Heroes

January 31st, 2020

11:24

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 …

Managing the customer experience with Anya Chrisanthon

January 29th, 2020

18:13

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 …

Managing the Digital Experience of Building with Adam Van Bavel

January 24th, 2020

15:30

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 …

Live from the International Builders Show with guest Reagan Van Cleave

January 22nd, 2020

8:47

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 …

Examining the return on remodeling projects in 2020

January 20th, 2020

15:35

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 …

What is the Young Guns Event?

January 17th, 2020

27:47

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.  

Behind The Microphone

January 15th, 2020

27:14

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 …

Kitchen Trends 2019 and Beyond

January 13th, 2020

19:05

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 …

All about islands

January 10th, 2020

13:10

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

2020 Housing Market Forecast (P2)

January 8th, 2020

23:05

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, …

2020 Housing Market Forecast

January 6th, 2020

10:55

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. …

Housing in 20 years

January 3rd, 2020

16:53

The last 20 years has brought about massive change in technology, building techniques, how we process information and much more. That begs the …

Remembering a building hero

December 30th, 2019

14:55

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 …

11 design tips you should not break

December 27th, 2019

16:33

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 …

Questions to Ask When Buying a New Home

December 18th, 2019

18:40

We explore the most popular questions people ask us when buying a home. Our marketing coordinator Haylee asks the Home Building Hero the questions …

What is involved with winter building

December 16th, 2019

15:40

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. 


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All about home warranties

December 13th, 2019

16:15

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 …

Questions first time home buyers have

December 11th, 2019

17:12

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 …

Why is my home doing that?

December 9th, 2019

19:30

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 …

What OUT for homes?

December 6th, 2019

10:27

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. …

8 Quick tips for building your home

December 4th, 2019

20:19

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 …

Tailored Living

December 2nd, 2019

16:31

Learn more about products designed for complete customization to create tailored living solutions for your new home. Learn about some of the amazing …

Things that never seem to go out of style

November 29th, 2019

12:56

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 …

Interest Rates Have Bottomed Out

November 27th, 2019

11:09

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 …

Things that never seem to go out of style

November 25th, 2019

12:56

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. 


What is the deal with a Geothermal?

November 22nd, 2019

12:22

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 …

Lot prices hitting record highs

November 20th, 2019

11:57

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 …

Should I hire a mover?

November 18th, 2019

18:23

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 …

Reasons People Move

November 13th, 2019

17:15

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


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Smart Tech For Your Home

November 8th, 2019

13:32

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 …

The Missing Middle a Solution to the Housing Crisis?

November 6th, 2019

15:28

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 …

Labor shortage causes and solutions

November 4th, 2019

15:35

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

November 1st, 2019

14:10

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 …

Next Big Thing in Real Estate and Building

October 30th, 2019

17:49

In this episode we Discuss an emerging trend in homeownership and in real estate. Shifting demographics, technology, and by your preferences have …

Speeding up the sales process for new homes

October 28th, 2019

11:25

All the available technology has sped up the buying process for new and existing home sales. Find out what new challenges and opportunities that …

Understanding Lighting Options

October 23rd, 2019

13:20

Learn why fluorescent, halogen, and LED lights differ and the various advantages and disadvantages of each option for your home.

How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Space in The Fall

October 21st, 2019

8:39

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 …

Labor shortage causes and solutions

October 18th, 2019

15:35

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

Great Ideas For Built In Cabinets and Storage

October 16th, 2019

13:13

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. …

What are working days and why does this matter?

October 14th, 2019

12:58

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 …

Cool Ceiling Designs and Inspiration

October 11th, 2019

14:17

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 …

HERS Rating on New Homes

October 9th, 2019

19:30

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. …

Challenges with New Construction Appraisals

October 7th, 2019

16:21

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 …

Market update fall 2019

October 4th, 2019

11:58

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

Tv’s above the fireplace, yay or nay? 🔥

October 3rd, 2019

12:41

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 …

Great ideas for built-ins

September 30th, 2019

13:13

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 …

The Truth About Radon

September 27th, 2019

13:52

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 …

Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Home

September 25th, 2019

16:20

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 …

How to get ready for a home inspection

September 23rd, 2019

13:40

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 …

Housing Crisis is Here

September 20th, 2019

15:26

Home sales are doing well but there are some fundamental flaws in the market especially pertaining to a new home construction. Many of the …

Things Some Builders Don’t Give You

September 16th, 2019

14:38

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 …

Creative Storage Solutions and Use of Space

September 13th, 2019

22:30

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 …

Not Everyone Should Build a Home

September 11th, 2019

17:57

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 …

Next Level Decking

September 9th, 2019

14:54

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 …

Solutions to Safe Water?

September 6th, 2019

10:36

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 …

Understanding Homeowners Associations

September 4th, 2019

12:53

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 …

2019 Landscaping Trends

August 30th, 2019

14:55

We discuss back yard retreats, low maintenance landscapes, pollen gardens, and all the latest landscaping trends for homes in 2019. …

Price vs. Value vs. Brand

August 28th, 2019

15:57

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 …

What’s the deal with Workforce Housing?

August 26th, 2019

14:10

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 …

Average New Home Size is Declining

August 23rd, 2019

12:19

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. …

Luxury Upgrades for Homes

August 21st, 2019

18:51

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

Understanding Opportunity Zones

August 19th, 2019

12:12

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

Multi-Generational Homes-Floor Plans of the Future?

August 16th, 2019

12:22

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. …

6 Easy Steps to Creating the Right Floor Plan

August 14th, 2019

16:29

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

All About Skylights

August 12th, 2019

13:39

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 …

All About bath tubs

August 9th, 2019

16:20

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 …

States with the highest property taxes

August 7th, 2019

10:59

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 …

10 Questions to Ask When Touring a Parade if Homes Model

August 5th, 2019

17:25

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 …

7 Window Upgrades you didn’t know exist

August 2nd, 2019

16:03

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 …

Rising Rental Rates Around The Country

July 31st, 2019

14:24

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 …

2019 Interior Lighting Trends

July 29th, 2019

13:33

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 …

10 Affordable Upgrades for a Big Bang in Your New Home

July 26th, 2019

13:22

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 …

5 Trends to Build Upon in Housing for 2019

July 24th, 2019

15:59

We explore an article from Mike Holmes about home building industry trends that need to continue in 2019.

Investors Buying Large Shares of The Housing Market

July 22nd, 2019

11:02

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 …

Ways to save money on your utility bill

July 19th, 2019

16:09

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

14:50

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

15:07

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

8:57

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

14:51

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

14:24

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

22:45

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!

9 Details not to overlook when building your next home

July 3rd, 2019

20:29

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

14:06

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

12:07

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

15:55

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

12:16

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

21:15

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

16:27

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

23:14

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

19:16

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

14:31

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

20:13

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

16:24

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

10:47

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

June 3rd, 2019

14:56

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

Key Architectural Styles Explained

May 31st, 2019

19:40

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

16:12

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

Tech Trends for Homes 2019 Edition

May 24th, 2019

17:19

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

11:25

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

15:50

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

16:00

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

13:49

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

19:15

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

15:10

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

9:18

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

20:13

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 3rd, 2019

18:44

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

10:12

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

12:30

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

April 24th, 2019

10:47

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

9:14

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

16:59

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

11:47

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

9:58

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

11:58

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

10:51

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

April 8th, 2019

15:56

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

11:53

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

10:27

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

15:23

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

10:26

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

19:19

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

March 25th, 2019

15:19

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

11:46

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

11:47

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

14:18

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

13:50

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

13:46

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

9:46

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

10:59

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

10:38

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

16:21

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

9:10

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

7:45

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

12:24

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

13:30

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

9:12

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

16:34

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

15:26

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

16:24

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

10:21

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

11:56

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

14:42

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

8:02

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

9:01

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

20:26

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

10:28

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

13:55

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

13:14

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

9:39

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

13:37

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

7:53

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

8:15

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

8:39

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

8:17

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

13:12

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

8:43

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

10:23

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

10:18

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

14:12

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

18:28

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

8:22

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!

Must Haves Before Going In For A Mortgage

December 19th, 2018

8:43

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

12:50

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.

The Impact of Color on Your Homes Selling Price

December 17th, 2018

6:58

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

12:12

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

9:07

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

11:48

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.

Things to Keep In Mind When Creating A New Home Budget

December 11th, 2018

10:12

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

13:23

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!

Introducing The Home Building Hero

December 11th, 2018

9:52

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.

Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

December 11th, 2018

8:10

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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