Four Live-or-Die Dimensions: A Manifesto

Four Live-or-Die Dimensions: A Manifesto

You can't manage what you can't measure; you can't improve what you can not recognize. SAI Consulting principal Fletcher L. Groves lays down four law-like "dimensions" that become the solid base off of which a company can grow... read more >

The 9 Best Ways to Optimize Small Lots

The 9 Best Ways to Optimize Small Lots

These small-lot and urban infill developments and floor plans showcase the best ways to make the most of a smaller space. read more >

FourPlans: Master Suites with Outdoor Living

FourPlans: Master Suites with Outdoor Living

Overly ornate master suites have fallen out of favor and outdoor living is in. Here’s a great way to combine the two trends. read more >

We've Got You Cornered with These Cabinet Storage Solutions

We've Got You Cornered with These Cabinet Storage Solutions

Buh-bye, blind corners! Hanley Wood's chief products editor Lauren... read more >

Energy Codes Preserve Homeowner Health and Comfort

Energy Codes Preserve Homeowner Health and Comfort

Failure to comply with the mechanical system provisions in the IECC can... read more >

Connect to Buyers with Smart Features

Connect to Buyers with Smart Features

BUILDER blogger Suzanne Shelton asks: What type of company can be trusted to manage your buyers’ connected homes? read more >

Horton's Orders Jump, Jive and Wail in 2Q

Horton's Orders Jump, Jive and Wail in 2Q

BUILDER staffer Les Shaver has this post-up on D.R. Horton's second-quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts and... read more >

A Shameless Plug for USB Power

A Shameless Plug for USB Power

As builders endeavor to include technology-conscious elements such as device charging stations, rethinking an old stand-by... read more >

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The Builder Business

Builder Pain Points: The Top 17 Challenges for Builders in 2015

National Association of Home Builders economist Stephen Melman riffs through the top line take-aways of a survey in January that highlights what builder panelists say are their most pressing challenges for 2015. No 1 on the list? Cost/Availability of Labor.

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The 100 Most Popular Retirement Magnets Sunbelt Meccas represent three out of four retirement magnets.

The Sunbelt, with 78 towns on Topretirements.com’s 9th annual list of the 100 most popular retirement spots, continues to be the target of most people’s retirement dreams. MarketWatch paginates the top 10.

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Smoke Clears Up Any Talk of Bubble House price bubble talk is unwarranted, says Realtor.com chief economists Jonathan Smoke.

Realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke notes that while housing prices are on a heady little run, talk of a home price bubble is premature. Here's why.

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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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Four Live-or-Die Dimensions: A Manifesto
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Four Live-or-Die Dimensions: A Manifesto

You can't manage what you can't measure; you can't improve what you can not... Read more

No Huddle? No Improvement
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No Huddle? No Improvement

A daily huddle can set the sales team up for success. Forrest Performance Group... Read more

Money Ball for Home Builders
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Money Ball for Home Builders

Continuum Advisory Group partner Clark Ellis likens the "Steroids Era" in baseball... Read more

Action Speaks Louder
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Action Speaks Louder

Behavior trumps rhetoric when it comes to company culture. Forrest Performance... Read more

If It Can Be Done, It Will
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If It Can Be Done, It Will

Here's the first feature column on housing innovation based on building science... Read more

15 Builders Making Bank in America’s Most Affluent Towns
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15 Builders Making Bank in America’s Most Affluent Towns

The top towns for highest percentage of household income above $100,000 are small... Read more

Fit to Be Tied
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Fit to Be Tied

When merging organizational cultures collide, acquisitions can fail. American New... Read more

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