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Michael Stromberg

Michael Stromberg is a part-time writer for Construction Coverage. Professionally, he is software developer with SS&C Advent who specializes in JavaScript and React. Before starting his career as a software developer, Michael was an R&D Engineer for 8 years with MMI Intriplex. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MA in Business Economics, each from University of California, Santa Barbara. Michael grew up in Pleasanton, California where he worked at a young age with his father on home construction projects and car repair. After college, Michael purchased, rehabbed, and sold a property in Santa Barbara. Currently, he lives in San Francisco, California.
Plumbers at work

Best-Paying U.S. Cities for Plumbers in 2021

While 2020 was a year that many industries would soon like to forget, plumbers’ popularity hit all-time highs.  According to Google search trends, searches for local plumbers and other contractors hit their highest levels in five years as more homeowners…

Field Service Management Software

The Best Field Service Management Software of 2021

Any business that works in field service knows the challenges that come with managing a whole team of technicians working multiple jobs at different locations every day. To keep back office staff, field technicians, and customers happy, it’s important to…

Property management software

The Best Property Management Software for 2021

Property management is an essential aspect of owning rental property. To maintain proper records of their units, landlords or property managers must schedule routine maintenance, collect rent, and keep track of their tenants. There are many great software solutions designed…

Woman packing to move

The Most Transient American Cities

The United States has long been a mobile nation. Throughout America’s earliest days as a colonial outpost, the exploration of the frontier, the urbanization of industrial cities, and the postwar suburban boom, the freedom to venture out in search of…

construction management

The Best Construction Project Management Software in 2021

Construction project management is no simple task. To effectively manage a job, you must keep teams on schedule, stay within budget, ensure quality, and maintain a safe work environment. Fortunately, there are a number of software applications—known as construction project…

Takeoff Software

The Best Takeoff Software for Construction in 2021

Construction takeoff is a necessary step toward estimating costs in a construction project. Contractors and project managers use blueprints to calculate the quantity and dimensions of materials and supplies needed for the project. That information is then used in cost…

Construction Site

The Complete Guide to Construction Insurance in 2021

Understanding Construction Insurance There are many different types of insurance designed to protect property owners, developers, and contractors through the various phases of a construction project. In fact, certain types of construction insurance policies are required for many projects. In…

Estimating Software

The Best Estimating Software for Construction in 2021

Construction estimating is an important step in every construction project. In order to accurately gauge the cost of a construction project, general contractors or builders must create detailed cost estimates, schedules, and construction plans. Luckily, there are many fantastic software…

Residential Housing Development

States With the Highest Property Tax Rates

The Great Recession was characterized by stark unemployment, financial ruin, and a stalled housing market. Although the National Bureau of Economic Research declared an official end to the economic downturn in June 2009, the American public would feel the effects…

Naples, Florida

The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State

Choosing the right neighborhood can make all the difference when it comes to quality of life. It’s also one of the most important factors that dictate price. According to the Zillow Home Price Index, the median home price in the…

First-time Home Buyers

The Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

In recent years, the U.S. has become a nation of renters, with more households renting now than at any point since 1965. Although homeownership has historically been part of the American Dream, the lack of affordable housing nationwide puts this…

Suburban home

Cities with the Highest Property Taxes

With President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in effect, living in a high-tax state is now even more expensive than before. Prior to the new law, taxpayers in those states benefited from the ability to deduct the full amount of…