Industry News

BALA Awards Shine Spotlight on Top Design Trends.

Tom Oslund

A remarkable 129 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2017 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) ceremony held during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

Judges awarded eight Best in Region, five Of the Year and two Judges’ Discretionary awards. In addition, one Game Changer award was given as well as one “Wow...

Angela Kakos' Team Opens New 1st Securities Mortgage Office in Sterling Heights, MI.

Tom Oslund

Congratulations to Vice President, Angela Kakos, who has opened a new satelite office for 1st Securities Mortgage and her team in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Located at 2456 Metropolitan Pkwy., Sterling Heights, MI 48310


Angela Kakos has been a Senior Loan Originator for 1st Securities Mortgage since 2006. As a Vice President, she leads a...

Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Gain Ground in 2018

Tom Oslund

The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep single-family housing production on a gradual upward trajectory in 2018, according to economists speaking today at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

“We expect that tax reform will boost GDP growth to 2.6% in 2018, and this added...