August 29, 2013

Watch Our Webinar “Mid-Year Checkpoint on the Housing Industry”

John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting gives us his take on how the housing industry is performing and where it will go in 2014. Webinar sponsor Lennox discusses their innovative lineup of whole home comfort products.

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August 15, 2013

The Tapco Group Joins HomeSphere

The Tapco Group

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(Lakewood, Colo. – Aug. 15, 2013) — Today, Lakewood-based HomeSphere Inc. announced The Tapco Group, manufacturers of superior-quality interior and exterior building products, will join its growing digital lead-generation and customer loyalty platform, opening up new revenue opportunities for the brand.

The Tapco Group is a premium provider of innovative products engineered with both contractors and homeowners in mind. The company joins more than 70 preferred manufacturers using HomeSphere BRI and its industry-first digital marketing services to connect with a growing network of regional and local builders. Members of HomeSphere’s extensive builder network are staged to construct nearly 20 percent of the total new single-family homes forecast in 2013. Nationally, local and regional builders construct 75 percent of current new-build homes.
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August 12, 2013

The Importance of Staying on Trend with Lighting

Progress Lighting

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Many homebuilders forget that lighting is a fashion product.

Think about other industries – such as retail, hospitality and restaurant – that put a considerable amount of time, effort and money into creating the right atmosphere with lighting. Grocery chains even use specialty lighting to showcase fruits and vegetables in the right light!

The right environment – highlighted by purposeful lighting – can make individuals feel comfortable in the space.

It’s important to stay on trend when selecting the right lighting for your homes.  Progress Lighting understands the marketplace and offers lighting solutions that are going to complement the latest home furnishings.
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August 9, 2013

Introducing Icynene Classic Max™ — Your Safest Choice for Unvented Attics

Icynene Insulation

Through extensive end-use configuration testing in collaboration with the ICC-ES and their accredited fire consultant, Icynene Classic Max™ has been proven to be the safest, most economical and most thoroughly-tested spray foam insulation on the market, helping builders construct safer family homes.

Now, you can protect your residential builds from unvented attic fires with the industry’s safest and most cost-effective spray foam insulation choice – Icynene Classic Max™. As a result of extensive actual end-use configuration testing by leading spray foam manufacturer Icynene, in collaboration with ICC-ES and their accredited fire consultant, Icynene Classic Max™ is proven to be the safest and most thoroughly-tested spray foam insulation available on the market. Plus, Icynene Classic Max™ is the most economical spray foam solution available. No other spray foam insulation product comes close – no other insulation type.

Icynene Classic Max™ spray foam insulation does away with the need for an ignition barrier in an unvented attic space, eliminating additional material and labor expenses allowing the safety- and cost-conscious builder to construct safer family homes and save money. It’s like having an industrial sprinkler system installed in the attic – with the added benefit of less structural and no water damage.

Icynene Classic Max™ goes beyond thermal comfort and air-sealing to help protect you, your bottom line, and your clients against the risk of unvented attic fires.

Differentiate yourself in the marketplace and offer your clients both peace-of-mind and the opportunity to purchase a safer home. Icynene Classic Max™ saves you money and lets you stand out in the marketplace. Contact Icynene to learn more or visit

August 7, 2013

HomeSphere’s Network of Builders Closed over 10,000 Homes in July

Builder Rebate Management

HomeSphere’s growing network of 1,300 local and regional home builders closed over 10,000 new homes in July – a record month this year for HomeSphere, our builders and our building product manufacturing partners. The news is also another great indicator of a housing recovery in full swing.

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August 5, 2013

Kwikset® Kevo™ Revolutionizes the Door Lock

Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (July 30, 2013) – Recognizing that smartphones have become digital extensions of the body, with 79 percent of people ages 18 – 44 having their smartphones on them for 22 hours a day, Kwikset®, a leading brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), has partnered with UniKey Technologies™, Inc. (UniKey) to transform the smartphone into a key. Now available for pre-order, Kevo™ is the first deadbolt intelligent enough to communicate with a smartphone and unlock with a simple touch. This technology is so convenient that the user doesn’t even need to remove the smartphone from their pocket or purse when unlocking their door.

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August 2, 2013

HomeSphere Welcomes Barlow Builders

Brentwood TN Home Builder Barlow Builders

Started in April 2006, Barlow Builders has steadily increased its presence in the residential construction community in Williamson County, TN by providing quality and luxury with a personal touch and relationship with its customers.

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