Why your new home should be HERS!

If you were hoping to read about ideas for women in your home you are in the wrong place.  (Don’t tell your wife or significant other that though!)  Well maybe you should keep reading though.  What I really wanted to talk to you about today is not her, but HERS which is a rating system … Continue reading

Numbers Don’t Lie

                             May 3rd, 2012  David Belman, Governor Walker                           April 25th, 2012  David Belman, Senator Alberta Darling, John Stoker I had the distinct privilege of being able to meet some very influential … Continue reading

Spring Construction

One of the most common questions I am asked is “When should I sign my contract to build if I want to start my new home in Spring?” I normally answer “Right Now!” Keep in mind I have been in sales for 20 years what do you expect? I usually get funny looks so then … Continue reading

Hot Products and Trends from 2012 International Builders Show

I just returned from the 2012 International Builders Show in Orlando.  Here are some of the trends and cool products that I found at the show this year. Trends:First off there seems to be a push towards giving back.  There was lots of emphasis on Homes for Troops, Habitat for Humanity, and Made in the … Continue reading

2012 Wisconsin Housing Outlook

With 2011 firmly in the rearview mirror now is the time to take a look beyond at the new year. There is a lot of good news on the horizon if you are planning to build or buy your new home in Wisconsin in 2012. Typically election years are down years but after reviewing some … Continue reading

Ways smart phones have changed the Real Estate Industry

    These days more and more people are utilizing their smart phones for their everyday life it is not uncommon to see someone hunched over their phone looking into someting.  They probably are not playing angry birds all the time.  How has this affected the Real Estate Industry?  Well, there is much more than … Continue reading

Focus on Energy Certification Changes

I was just informed at our Metropolitan Builders Association Green Council Meeting on 11/8/11 that the Focus on Energy new home certification program that is currently in effect and used by many Wisconsin area builders is going through yet another change for next year.  According to Kevin Hogan of Focus on Energy and WEC the … Continue reading

Unique Spaces in the 2011 Parade Of Homes Model

This is another segment on or 2011 Parade of Homes Model the Tuscany.  In this blog we will be featuring the unique spaces and areas in our Parade of Homes Model.  Careful thought was put into the design to incorporate living areas that both suit the needs of the modern family as well as offer … Continue reading

Tony Clark of Fox 6 Checks out Belman’s Parade Model

See what Tony Clark of Real Milwaukee Fox 6 thinks of our finished basement in the Tuscany model at the 2011 Metropolitan Builders Association Parade of Homes in Pewaukee. This video aired 8/22/2011 at 9:30 a.m. Watch Video Here Tony goes nuts over our Great Room and tries our our Kohler digital shower. Unfortunately he … Continue reading

Parade of Homes Craftsmenship Features of Model

Welcome to part two of our feature on Belman Homes 2011 Parade of Homes model, The Tuscany.  As we are about to embark on our very first Parade of Homes we discuss in this article we will showcase some of the great craftsmenship by our loyal trademen in our model.  This  is the second entry … Continue reading