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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 for more than one phase of life. 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 >

Lennar Pioneers New Foundation System

Lennar Pioneers New Foundation System

The commercial-based product provides an affordable elevated slab option that guards the home from damaging soil swells,... read more >

Meritage Beats on EPS, but Analysts Disappointed

Meritage Beats on EPS, but Analysts Disappointed

Rains in Texas and Colorado Hinder 2Q as energy prices weigh on analysts... read more >

Safety First

Safety First

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

The Rental Hedge: Production Builders Add Rentals in Hybrid Business Model

The Rental Hedge: Production Builders Add Rentals in Hybrid Business Model

As the homeownership rate creeps lower, a number of builders--including Toll, Lennar and Ryland--are testing out and in... read more >

Horton's Orders Grow 25%

Horton's Orders Grow 25%

The country's largest builder sees increases across the board, though some are disappointed with its orders. BUILDER's Les... read more >

The Green Police Debate Ductless Heating & Cooling

The Green Police Debate Ductless Heating & Cooling

Carl Seville believes mini splits are a great solution for heating and cooling, but Michael Anschel argues they’re not... read more >

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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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

Operational Excellence: 16 Essentials
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Operational Excellence: 16 Essentials

Have you achieved operational excellence? BIG BUILDER contributor Fletcher Groves... Read more

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