Mortgage money in America continues to have historically low interest as the Federal Reserve keeps interest rates low and the investors search for safe havens to invest. It is a good time to buy or refinance a home due to the low rates, and the mortgage options are the most ever offered to consumers. Just one click on the internet can show a host of online companies willing to extend a mortgage to you at very appealing rates, and there are mortgage providers scattered throughout Central Florida who can offer in-person services.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for a lot of supply issues in the construction industry, but there is a systemic underlying issue that is being ignored. As the world population grows and emerging markets modernize, the world’s natural resources, which provide the raw materials for products in the construction supply chain, are going to be harder to find and cost more. In the United States, the throw it away mentality, which is not shared by most of the world, will adversely affect the country’s ability to provide safe, clean, affordable housing for all.
A lawn sprinkler system is one area around the house that many homeowners think they can easily adjust and repair when things go awry. What is it to fix? A broken sprinkler head, busted pipe, or malfunctioning timer appear easy to fix because the homeowner has seen irrigation technicians repair broken parts in just moments. This is the know-how trap that gets many homeowners in trouble because they fail to realize that repetitive work in these areas makes these technicians experts at what they do.
Four years ago, when the Lake County School System and the Villages Charter High School started making plans to start construction academies, students who wanted to pursue not college-bound programs in construction had no place to go. After a decade of malaise in the construction industry due to the economic collapse of 2008, an inflection of construction growth collided with an industry in which the base labor had shrunk dramatically because of age and the economy. Simply put there were not enough people for the construction demand.