One of my favorite remodeling journalists of all time, Leah Thayer, has launched a new enterprise called Daily 5 Remodel. If you sign up, you get an email every weekday morning with all the news about the industry.
Each day has a pertinent and perceptive news feed that looks like this:
Morning! It’s the “all’s good” Friday edition of d5R. Long-term mortgage rates hit record lows. More cash, easier business borrowing? 3.2 million jobs, just waiting for the right person. Benefits rate high for employees’ health and financial security. Commercial property values up 30% over 2009. Rising mortgage apps, rebounding home sales. Striking it rich in the national parks. Paints, camera, level! Home improvement/design apps for the iPhone. Economic recovery in the Great Lakes. “Who’s not for saving money?” Growing use of home-energy trackers, savers. New reverse-mortgage program helps cash-strapped seniors. Michigan remodelers in the news. From the blogs: High-performance decking diverts from the waste stream. Grilling a home inspector. Women improve team problem-solving. Interactive:Ikea cats. Slideshow: from warehouse to wow.
Then, you get your daily five stories. Today’s are:
And Leah posts questions so contractors can see what their peers are thinking about vital topics of the day. Other sections include Benchmarks, Best Practices, Snapshots, Answers, Innovations and Blog. It’s essentially an online magazine with a whole lot of substance.