While many were inspired by ideas brought out at the recent economic forecast; one homebuilder has been quietly plugging through the recession and sees some real positive movement in the industry. Dan Pahlisch with Pahlisch Homes says January was the best month they have had in a long time. And some lessons learned from the housing burst really put values, both personal and as a business, in perspective: "I know for me personally, it's the best thing that ever could have happened. Living a more frugal life. Realizing what's really important and as a company, I think we've evaluated that we don't want be this huge massive homebuilder with 70-80 employees. We’re good at building homes. And building the best home possible for the best price. Continually going after the best value award for any home show that we're in. Has always and will always be our passion." Pahlisch says the trend is now for smaller homes, and this allows them to spend more time at the properties, refining the workmanship. He adds that he sees housing prices remaining about the same for a while.