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Process By Design

Process By Design

Despite the spectator-contest quality of external events' impacts on housing, it's time to put the pads on for a full-contact participation sport. BUILDER editor John McManus comments. read more >

New Wall Assembly Combines Advanced Framing with Superior Insulation

New Wall Assembly Combines Advanced Framing with Superior Insulation

New system slashes lumber use by up to 25% and eliminates the need for plywood or OSB sheathing. read more >

Details Matter: Four Layouts with the Right Touches

Details Matter: Four Layouts with the Right Touches

It's the little things that matter in these new home plans. Standout details here include well-placed closets, benches... read more >

Six of the Country's Most Weather-Resistant Homes

Six of the Country's Most Weather-Resistant Homes

These projects can withstand most anything Mother Nature throws at them. read more >

11 Marvelous Mudrooms and Entryways

11 Marvelous Mudrooms and Entryways

These mudrooms from BUILDER and Custom Home provide homeowners with both... read more >

Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms

Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms

Stevens Institute of Technology's 2015 Solar Decathlon team is putting some of the most important lessons learned from... read more >

For D.C.-Based Developer, It's All About Design

For D.C.-Based Developer, It's All About Design

BUILDER's Jennifer Goodman profiles Sean Ruppert, who is shaking up the Washington area's luxury housing market one... read more >

A Bigger Idea Than Tiny?

A Bigger Idea Than Tiny?

The right time for the 'right-size' floor plan ... and this is how to do it. Sam Rashkin--founder and author of Retooling... read more >

The Builder Business

Toll Misses Earnings Estimates

Toll's third-quarter results were below analyst expectations, but future quarters look stronger. BUILDER's Les Shaver looks at the results and the reaction.

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3 Tips for Building a Business That Reflects Your Deepest Values

Entrepreneurs who know their success has benefited employees, customers and community enjoy the greatest satisfaction.

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2015’s Healthiest Housing Markets WalletHub ranks housing markets according to healthiness.

WalletHub analyst Richie Bernardo ranks the nation's healthiest housing markets according to that methodology and research alchemy that Bernardo does best.

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BUILDER Deal Flow

Exclusive updates, data, and takeaways on funding, private placements, syndications, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Talk and Action
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Talk and Action

Forrest Performance Group principal Jason Forrest explores cultural excellence... Read more

A Leap and a Dare
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A Leap and a Dare

Take this test--it will measure your volume home building production IQ. 15... Read more

Where Buyers Say I Do: The Top Markets for Married New Home Buyers
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Where Buyers Say I Do: The Top Markets for Married New Home Buyers

Summer is the peak of wedding season. And following a somewhat promising spring... Read more

Performance Anxiety
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Performance Anxiety

What if a car came with a 2,000 mile warranty? If it did, you would probably laugh... Read more

Field Guide
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Field Guide

To help sales teams improve, these three 'learning moments' serve as instances to... Read more

Start Making Dense
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Start Making Dense

When it comes down to it, housing affordability's 'guy behind the tree" is you and... Read more

Practice Makes Process
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Practice Makes Process

Is the big benefit of home builders' workflow improvement better margins or is it... Read more

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