Posts Categorized: Homebuilders

5 must-haves for young homebuyers

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According to a 2013 National Association of Realtors study, millennials (or those born between 1980 and 2000) are the second biggest segment of the buyer market. Many agents say that these younger buyers tend to have similar “must-have” features for their homes. Some of these features include: 1. Updated kitchen and bath: Kitchen and baths can [...]

One soldier receives the gift of home this holiday season

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Progress Lighting is proudly working with several other community organizations to help one very deserving soldier through Operation Finally Home – a Texas-based charity dedicated to building mortgage-free homes for our wounded men and women in uniform and the families of the fallen. The current recipient is for [...]

Lighting: The Great Differentiator

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When someone is buying or selling a home, there is always the question: “What really differentiates one home from the next?” Sometimes, homebuilders and homeowners really miss the importance of lighting. Any of the finished products within the home, as well as on the home’s exterior are really what makes one home stand out from [...]

Getting Clear on Lighting with Lance Smith (Part 1)

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Our own Lance Smith, Manager of Builder Sales and Marketing, recently contributed to Best Practices Research Alliance’s “Getting Clear on Lighting” series. Check out the informational Q&A in this multi-part blog! Q: You seem to agree that LEDs are the future, and that they’ll become mainstream faster than many predicted. A: What we’re seeing in [...]

Lighting by room: Living Room

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Interior Design, Lifestyle palettes, Lighting, lighting designs, lighting industry, lighting lifestyles.

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In our new “Lighting by room” blog series, we borrow ideas and tips from the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Lighting magazine – while offering suggestions for lighting fixtures from our own collections. Enjoy! From family get-togethers to quiet movie nights, a well-lit living room is essential in helping us do all [...]

Four trends for spring home buying

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According to a recent U.S. News article, this is the first spring when the housing market is clearly in recovery – and there are four key trends to watch this season. Tight inventory of homes on the market is causing prices to rise Fewer homes are being sold as foreclosures, and more through conventional sales [...]

What to look for in a home builder (Part 1)

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Our friends at Toll Brothers have started a new blog series on what to look for when selecting your new home builder. We share their findings and best practices on the Progress Lighting blog for our fans! Selecting the right home builder is the most important decision you will make when considering your new home. [...]

Weekly Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market, Homebuilders, LEDs, Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, lighting industry.

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Happy Friday! We hope you all have had a great week. In case you have missed some of our social media highlights, we’ve got our weekly lighting round up just for you! We’ve focused on everything lighting from entertainment rooms, Progress product reviews and the International Lighting Market in Dallas! Lighting your “man cave” Silver [...]

12 unusual housing trends on the horizon for 2013

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2012 marked a significant year for the housing market. It is expected in 2013 that we will continue to see a “recovery” in housing, as inventory diminishes and prices rise. However, there seem to be some new trends emerging in the housing sector in 2013 that you might not expect. Check out these trends provided [...]

Top 10 Rent vs. Own Cities

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In a recent issue of Multifamily Executive magazine, we learned that in the nation’s most desirable – and expensive – metros, renting remains the once and future king of housing economics. The Top 10 Rent vs. Own Cities include: San Jose, CA Honolulu San Francisco New York City Boston Los Angeles Seattle San Diego Washington, [...]