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How Hard Can a Renovation Bid Be?

Podcast / April 24, 2018

How Hard Can A Renovation Bid Be? [powerpress] Renovation bid, on the surface it seems so easy.  Our clients often expect us to turn around a bid on a project within 24 hours.  When our renovation bid is way off the mark during construction our clients only have one person to blame, themselves for pushing […]




Spring Chicago Residential Construction Update

Podcast / April 9, 2018

Custom Renovation and Building Update [powerpress] Custom Renovation work is up, custom building is down.  New purchase contracts are up, and so are interest rates and home values too.  Pat details the type of custom renovation and building projects that we and many of the management teams in Chicago and Naperville are seeing so far […]




Why Is My Basement Flooding?

Podcast / March 26, 2018

Why Is My Basement Flooding? [powerpress] On this episode of Secrets of Homebuilders Pat Cardoni dives into the specifics of dealing with water issues.  Water in your basement can not seem like a big deal if you are not using the space.  However, when it comes time to selling your home, buyers will be holding […]




Creating Value Using Construction in 2018

Podcast / March 4, 2018

How to Create Value Using Construction in 2018 Pat Cardoni COO SG Home Builders [powerpress] Creating value using construction will always be the backbone of Chicago’s real estate market.  Pat has been a part of a the rising and falling in real estate for over 15 years.  He understands that there are certain market conditions […]




Chicago Development Projects Start With Marty Paris

Podcast / January 2, 2018

What Does It Take To Dominate Development Projects In Chicago? Marty Paris Founder and President of Sedgwick Development [powerpress] As the leader of one of Chicago’s top development companies Marty Paris knows his way around the block.  In this episode of Secrets of Homebuilders Marty gives an up close look into being a Chicago Development […]




SOH_Episode_11_Return of Carrie McCormick

Podcast / December 20, 2017

What does Chicago Real Estate Look Like in 2018? Carrie McCormick – Real Estate Broker with @Properties [powerpress] Carrie McCormick returns for part two.  In this episode Pat and Carrie discuss the ways that the stock market rise and confidence in the economy could lead to a booming year in real estate in 2018.  Carrie […]




SOH_Episode_10_Danielle_Dowell

Podcast / December 12, 2017

Danielle Dowell – Real Estate Broker – Berkshire Hathaway [powerpress] Danielle Dowell burst into the real estate market and dominated her craft from start to finish.  She learned the real estate business from the ground up and now leads the direction for many developers looking to build the hottest property and attract buyers to the […]




SOH_Episode_9_Carrie_McCormick

Podcast / November 1, 2017

Looking to Custom Build? Buckle Up! Carrie McCormick – Real Estate Broker with @Properties [powerpress] Carrie is one of the leaders in the Chicago real estate industry.  On this episode she details the conversations that developers and custom home building clients must have when it comes to making decisions on their projects.




SOH_episode_8_Mark_Verni

Podcast / October 26, 2017

Not All Construction Loans Are Made the Same Mark Verni – Associated Bank [powerpress] We know we have interviewed a lot of construction lenders, but let’s face it without the money there is no new construction custom dream home building.  Mark Verni and Associated Bank are putting their mark on Chicago by using common sense […]




SOH_Episode_7_Kitchen_Designer

Podcast / September 21, 2017

Tips from a Kitchen Designer Colette Rodon Hornof – Vesta of Hearth and Home [powerpress] Do you know what design that you want for your kitchen?  With custom home building the kitchen is often the most important room in your entire house.  Before you make the decision for design options on your kitchen take time […]