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Six Farm-Centric Developments Put a Fresh Spin on Land Planning

Six Farm-Centric Developments Put a Fresh Spin on Land Planning

Agriculture-based communities cater to consumers interested in local food and a healthy lifestyle. Here, BUILDER profiles five developments on the cutting edge of this "growing" trend. 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 >

Leaders Vs. Managers: What's the Difference?

Leaders Vs. Managers: What's the Difference?

You might find both qualities in one person, but don't expect it, says... read more >

Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Solar Panels

Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Solar Panels

Builders should choose products and partners carefully when deciding to... read more >

Safety First

Safety First

From precision instruments like the Casella dust monitor to the ultra-comfortable Redbacks kneepads, these products stand... 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 Light Up With OLEDs

The Green Police Light Up With OLEDs

Organic LEDs, or OLEDs, have reached the market! Carl Seville and Michael Anschel stop by Acuity to share their excitement... 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

Tags: Leadership
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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