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New Floor Plans with Beautiful Brick Exteriors

New Floor Plans with Beautiful Brick Exteriors

Building in an area that favors brick? Here are the newest eye-catching house plans to feature the material from BUILDER's plan guru Aurora Zeledon. read more >

The United Estates of America: Homes of the Founding Fathers

The United Estates of America: Homes of the Founding Fathers

From George Washington’s McMansion to the bones in Ben Franklin’s basement, the houses of the founding fathers are symbols... read more >

Go Patriotic with These 17 American-Made Products

Go Patriotic with These 17 American-Made Products

As 4th of July approaches, product guru Lauren Hunter celebrates great building products made right here in the good old... read more >

Seven One: Housing's Black Box

Seven One: Housing's Black Box

Crossing the mid-year line, should builders focus more on millennials or... read more >

115 Years of American Homes

115 Years of American Homes

From indoor plumbing to shag carpeting, a new timeline walks users... read more >

Preparing Buyers for the True Cost of Homeownership

Preparing Buyers for the True Cost of Homeownership

Home buyers are unprepared to deal with the unexpected costs of homeownership, according to a new survey. read more >

8 Beach Houses We Love

8 Beach Houses We Love

From New York to sunny Malibu, with stops in Tampa and Martha’s Vineyard along the way, these awe-inspiring designs... read more >

Design Awards Deadlines Extended

Design Awards Deadlines Extended

Now open for entries until July 8, the Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards are honoring the best of residential... read more >

The Builder Business

Golden Oldies: The Best And Worst Cities To Retire a map of america with circles with numbers denoting the best and worst places to retire

Bankrate weighed a variety of factors--including cost of living, crime rate, walkability, health care quality, tax burden, (and of course weather)--on 172 areas across the country to determine the nation's top and bottom spots for retirees.

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Top 10 Markets with Overpriced Homes

West Realty Advisors took a look at home prices from 2008 to 2015 to identify which cities had high prices that were way past pre-recession levels to determine the top 10 markets with overpriced houses.

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How Will You Meet Code for Air Sealing and Duct Leakage?

A relatively new BPI certification helps builders meet the stringent, new IECC requirements for air infiltration and duct leakage.

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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

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

Four Home Builders That Achieve Excellence
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Four Home Builders That Achieve Excellence

BUILDER contributor Bill Gloede looks at the different ways excellence can be... Read more

Where Direct Cost Pressures Are Building
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Where Direct Cost Pressures Are Building

As any veteran builder can tell you, the costs associated with constructing a... Read more

The Accountability Riddle
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The Accountability Riddle

A sure sign of a culture that nurtures accountability is the way its teams phrase... Read more

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