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10 Outdoor Kitchen Designs We Love

10 Outdoor Kitchen Designs We Love

The kitchen is often a home's beating heart, but these outdoor spaces from BUILDER and Custom Home showcase luxury design for al fresco dining, bringing the magic of the kitchen into the great outdoors. read more >

FourPlans: Luxury Interpretations of Four Classic Styles

FourPlans: Luxury Interpretations of Four Classic Styles

Call this week’s edition “Anti-McMansions: Upscale Edition." Sure, these homes are big, writes BUILDER plans expert Aurora... read more >

A Builder's Guide to Preparing for Aug. 1's Dodd–Frank Changes

A Builder's Guide to Preparing for Aug. 1's Dodd–Frank Changes

On August 1, new lending rules will go into effect that could delay the closing process and force more builders to carry a... read more >

Taylor Morrison Turns Home Design Over to Consumers

Taylor Morrison Turns Home Design Over to Consumers

A new crowdsourcing campaign will let customers "vote" for their... read more >

Hot Products for Outdoor Kitchens

Hot Products for Outdoor Kitchens

From grills to storage and everything in between, these products are... read more >

Top 25 Social-Media-Savvy Builders

Top 25 Social-Media-Savvy Builders

These builders are making the most of their social media outreach and have the followers, likers, and pins to prove it.... read more >

The Surge in Starts: Metrostudy Pinpoints Seven Fast-Growing Markets

The Surge in Starts: Metrostudy Pinpoints Seven Fast-Growing Markets

Metrostudy chief economist Brad Hunter comments on new housing starts and piniponts some of the markets Metrostudy found... read more >

Builder’s Choice/Custom Home Design Awards Call for Entries

Builder’s Choice/Custom Home Design Awards Call for Entries

Honoring the best of residential design and construction, the 2015 Builder’s Choice/Custom Home Design Awards are open for... read more >

The Builder Business

A Dark Cloud Over the Title Insurance Industry is Cleared by Congress

The New York Times editorial board questions the integrity of the title-insurance market, as rules that called for cleaning up the darker side of that industry are now being struck down by Congress.

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A Filmmaker and Preservationist Document a Green Retrofit, via Greenland

New York Times real estate columnist Matt A.V. Chaban explores a new documentary that is equal parts “An Inconvenient Truth and “This Old House”.

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Texas Housing Markets Hold Steady Despite Oil Patch Decline

Though employment and the oil patch have declined, median home prices in Texas are still growing at a competitive pace.

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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

Top 10 Insights from the Public Builder Report Card
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Top 10 Insights from the Public Builder Report Card

With another Public Builder Report Card in the rearview mirror, Jaime Pirrello... Read more

Everything Matters
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Everything Matters

Deep market knowledge will rank as important as deep pockets in 2015 Read more

Why D.R. Horton's Express Homes are a Success
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Why D.R. Horton's Express Homes are a Success

Maybe D.R. Horton knows something the rest of us don't. Despite reports about the... Read more

Class Action: The 2015 Public Builder Report Cards
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Class Action: The 2015 Public Builder Report Cards

In 2014, public builders continued to see their balance sheets improve and sales... Read more

Back on Track, WCI Communities Steams Ahead in Sunshine State
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Back on Track, WCI Communities Steams Ahead in Sunshine State

After pulling out of bankruptcy and mending its balance sheet, WCI tapped Keith... Read more

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

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