Posts Categorized: Homebuilders

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, [...]

Weekly lighting round-up!

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We’ve had some exciting shares and posts across our social media channels in wrapping up 2012 this past week. We hope you have enjoyed them!  In case you missed out, here are some of our favorites. Check out Progress Lighting fixtures featured in lighting publications, interior lighting tips and a look into the 2013 housing [...]

Weekly Lighting Round-Up!

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Less than a week until Thanksgiving! In case you have been busy preparing for the holiday, we’ve got our weekly recap with all of our favorite social media highlights. This is the last day for our Pnterest promotion so be sure to get your boards in! We’ve also included indoor lighting design inspiration as well [...]

Are housing markets improving?

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Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) estimated that nearly one-quarter of all United States metros are improving housing markets.  Altogether, there have been 80 metropolitan areas across 32 states that show measureable improvement. In order to be considered for the First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), metro areas must have shown improvement in [...]