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Paint Colors Can Raise a Final Home Price by Nearly $1,400

Paint Colors Can Raise a Final Home Price by Nearly $1,400

Listings with warm, neutral colors like sage green or wheat yellow can raise sale prices, while dark colors can cause them to drop. read more >

Four Plans With Impressive Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Four Plans With Impressive Indoor-Outdoor Flow

With at least three access points to the back porch, these designs make it easy to step outside. read more >

Shea Buys 70 Acres in Arizona

Shea Buys 70 Acres in Arizona

The builder plans to build 135 single family homes on the parcel. read more >

New Single-Family Home Sales Fall

New Single-Family Home Sales Fall

Sales dropped to annual rate of 551,000 in May but remain within the... read more >

New Master-Plan Under Way in Durham, N.C.

New Master-Plan Under Way in Durham, N.C.

The first phase of M/I Homes' Andrews Chapel will open next month. read more >

What Does Cylinder Strength Mean to a Producer?

What Does Cylinder Strength Mean to a Producer?

There should be a change to  ASTM C 31 that all cylinders be required to be cured immersed in water for the first 24 hours... read more >

HLS 2016: Solving The Labor Crisis - A Fresh View Of A Chronic Challenge

HLS 2016: Solving The Labor Crisis - A Fresh View Of A Chronic Challenge

How to stretch protocol to start solving for many of the issues facing America's construction industry. read more >

Del Webb to Build 1,000 Homes Near Charleston

Del Webb to Build 1,000 Homes Near Charleston

Groundbreaking slated for later this year, opening for February 2018. read more >

The Builder Business

All Eyes on Where Boomers Will Retire: The 10 Top-Ranked States Retire and then recline, America's top 10 states to retire.

MarketWatch taps into WalletHub data on the 50-state rankings of best-to-worst places in the United States to retire. Here's the run-down.

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Building Material Chemical Is Contributing to Honeybee Crisis

A closer look at the implications of imidacloprid's use in building materials is long overdue, says Healthy Building Network blogger Jim Vallette.

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The Nation's Top 100 Companies for Work From Home Live Ops ranks No. 1 among places that encourage workers to work from home.

Forbes' third annual top 100 list of companies whose employees enjoy flexible schedules, telecommuting, part-time, and freelance work opportunities, is based on an analysis of more than 40,000 companies and the jobs posted on FlexJobs in 2015.

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Point of Contract: Will Owners, Builders, Contractors & Designers Change? Client, architect, and general contractor all on one team?

A new delivery method--an alternative to design-bid-build and design-build means of contracting and running projects--is getting traction: Integrated Project Delivery. Everybody's accountable, has skin in the game, and works together. Go figure.

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What a President Trump Might Mean for a Pair of Debt-Addled Home Builders

Could Hovnanian and Beazer benefit from the entry level demand created by a surge... Read more

Habitat for Humanity Shifts Strategy in Seattle
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Habitat for Humanity Shifts Strategy in Seattle

Habitat for Humanity leaders say they are shifting their strategy in Seattle as... Read more

Lennar Pursues Boca Golf Courses
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Lennar Pursues Boca Golf Courses

The only public championship course in Boca Raton is set to close July 1 and... Read more

Shea Buys 70 Acres in Arizona
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Shea Buys 70 Acres in Arizona

The builder plans to build 135 single family homes on the parcel. Read more

Habitat Aims for 25,000 Homes in Dallas
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Habitat Aims for 25,000 Homes in Dallas

Habitat for Humanity wants to build 25,000 single-family homes in Dallas over the... Read more

Horton Buys 54 Lots in Zachary, La.
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Horton Buys 54 Lots in Zachary, La.

Company purchased the entire fifth and final phase of the Redwood Lake Subdivision... Read more

The Innovators
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The Innovators

It’s time for builders to change platforms: Part 2 – off-site component fabrication. Read more

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