With business picking up it just seemed right to plow back some money into new equipment.
First up was a wider angle lens - the well-reviewed Tokina 12-24mm. My previous widest setting was 18mm, so the new purchase embraces a significantly wider view, giving me cropping options while still retaining plenty of image content.
Secondly I bought an 18ft extendable pole. It's amazing how useful a modest height boost for the camera is. Prime examples are when shooting from the bottom of a sloping driveway, or when your view is impeded by a hedge or wall. Getting the camera level with the home results in less vertical distortion too (eg leaning walls).