Monday, March 17, 2014

"Walkability" Increasingly Important to New Home Buyers

According to a new article published in Builder Magazine, "walkability" is becoming more and more of an important factor for first-time home buyers.  "Walkability" refers to a home's proximity to grocery stores, schools, restaurants, shops, etc.  Millennials are a major driving force behind the new push for walkable neighborhoods both urban and suburban.  City planner Jeff Speck says in his latest book, Walkable City, "The biggest population bubble in the last fifty years want to live in places with excitement and buzz. ..if we're talking about new communities, the only answer is mixed-use and walkability."

Its not just millennials who appreciate walkable communities, however.  Their parents, the Baby Boomers, are also more interested in the concept.  As baby boomers get older, many are opting to live in places where they don't have to drive as much and can age in place.  For more information, check out the following article: Why Smart Builders Care About Walkability

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Builders Site Protection Now Accepting 2014 Scholarship Applications

Builders Site Protection is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Business Entrepreneur Scholarship.  The $1,000.00 scholarship is open to current high school seniors intent on pursuing degrees in business with the goal of starting their own business upon graduation.  The scholarship targets students seeking to start companies in the construction or remodeling industries.

To apply, visit Builders Site Protection's website and download the scholarship application form.  Applications may be submitted to: or mailed to: PO Box 322, Bend, OR 97709.  Applications submitted after May 1, 2014 will not be considered.

For more information about the 2014 Young Business Entrepreneur Scholarship, check out Builders Site Protection's latest press release:

Surface Protection Provider, Builders Site Protection Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Young Business Entrepeneur Scholarship