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Summery Shingle-Style Homes from Visbeen Architects

Summery Shingle-Style Homes from Visbeen Architects

Although they evoke breezy summers spent among the late-nineteenth-century leisure class, these Shingle homes from award-winning architect Wayne Visbeen are very much grounded in the present. read more >

Austrian Tiny Houses Live Large Off the Grid

Austrian Tiny Houses Live Large Off the Grid

The tiny house movement has captured the imagination of those interested in minimalist—and often mortgage free—lifestyles,... read more >

Ryland Beats Expectations on Revenue, EPS; Misses on Orders

Ryland Beats Expectations on Revenue, EPS; Misses on Orders

As it prepares for its merger, Ryland produces results one analyst called "impressive." BUILDER's Les Shaver reports. read more >

Lennar Pioneers New Foundation System

Lennar Pioneers New Foundation System

The commercial-based product provides an affordable elevated slab option... read more >

Safety First

Safety First

From precision instruments like the Casella dust monitor to the... read more >

From Move-Ups to Empty Nests: 10 Plans that Make the Change

From Move-Ups to Empty Nests: 10 Plans that Make the Change

Unlike the traditional move-up layout with living spaces downstairs and bedrooms upstairs, these layouts work brilliantly... read more >

The Green Police Examine Surfaces

The Green Police Examine Surfaces

Consumers love quartz countertops, but mining raw materials is problematic. In this segment, Michael Anschel and Carl... read more >

BUILDER Assembles All-Star Team for 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home

BUILDER Assembles All-Star Team for 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home

The industry's top thought leaders, visionaries, and veterans will design and build the breakthrough demonstration home... read more >

The Pulse

August 01, 2015
  1. THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Black Migration to the Suburbs on the Rise
    Black Migration to the Suburbs on the Rise
  2. San Francisco Wants Luxury Towers to Pitch In for Public Transit
  3. THE ORANGE COUNTY (CALIF.) REGISTER Orange County (Calif.) Homebuilding Up 38% in...
    Orange County (Calif.) Homebuilding Up 38% in First Half of 2015
  4. Associated General Contractors of America Construction Employment Declines in 127 out of...
    Construction Employment Declines in 127 out of 358 Metros
  5. $40 Million Hipster Condo Project Coming to Phoenix
  6. This Wharton Grad Wants You to Live in His Shipping Containers
  7. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Demographics of Wealth
    The Demographics of Wealth
  8. Houston Master-Plan Community First to Install Fiber-Optic System
  9. 400 Years of American Houses, Visualized
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The Builder Business

These Are the Top 20 Cities Americans Are Ditching

Bloomberg's Erin Roman and Wei Lu reveal the cities that Americans are fleeing, and surprisingly, many of these cities also tend to be the ones that have the most inflow of international residents.

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Chinese Firm Builds Modular 3D-Printed Villa in 10 Days a 3-d printed villa in china that took 10 days to complete

ZhuoDa, a Chinese firm, successfully built a modular villa from start to finish in 10 days at roughly $450 a square meter.

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Secret Suburbs: The Most Family-Friendly Middle-Class Towns in America

Family Circle weighed a variety of factors--including median income, home price, quality of schools and the amount of households with children--to zero in on the nation's 10 best locales for families.

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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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Big Builder

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

Does Culture Eat Strategy for Lunch?
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Does Culture Eat Strategy for Lunch?

Forrest Performance Group's Jason Forrest challenges you to pick ... is your... Read more

The Top 10 Builders in the Best Metros for Millennials
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The Top 10 Builders in the Best Metros for Millennials

As new home buying gradually shifts from boomers to millennials in the next few... Read more

How to Breed Best-of-Breed
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How to Breed Best-of-Breed

BIG BUILDER contributor Clark Ellis points out the challenges and benefits of... Read more

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Excel or Else
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Excel or Else

There’s no place for average in home building today Read more

Perfecting the Process of Home Building
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Perfecting the Process of Home Building

By fine tuning each step in the home building process, you can deliver better... Read more

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