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New Wall Assembly Combines Advanced Framing with Superior Insulation

New Wall Assembly Combines Advanced Framing with Superior Insulation

New system slashes lumber use by up to 25% and eliminates the need for plywood or OSB sheathing. read more >

Meet the Sustainability Team for the Greenbuild Unity Home

Meet the Sustainability Team for the Greenbuild Unity Home

Ambitious goals, demanding standards, and an expert team define performance specs and product selections. read more >

FourPlans: A Touch of Rustic Style

FourPlans: A Touch of Rustic Style

Maybe you don’t want to go full-on country with your homes, but a few rugged details (here a porch, there some stone) can... read more >

Plan Perspective: Outside Living Steps In

Plan Perspective: Outside Living Steps In

When it comes to outdoor living, it used to be enough to slap a deck... read more >

Design Trends: What Buyers Love in Kitchens and Baths

Design Trends: What Buyers Love in Kitchens and Baths

BUILDER's Lauren Shanesy looks at some of the key design trends among... read more >

Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms

Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms

Stevens Institute of Technology's 2015 Solar Decathlon team is putting some of the most important lessons learned from... read more >

An Exterior Look that Sells

An Exterior Look that Sells

In recent years, a classic exterior design style has taken off in new plans. In this video blog, Hanley Wood house plans... read more >

A Bigger Idea Than Tiny?

A Bigger Idea Than Tiny?

The right time for the 'right-size' floor plan ... and this is how to do it. Sam Rashkin--founder and author of Retooling... read more >

The Builder Business

Toll Misses Earnings Estimates

Toll's third-quarter results were below analyst expectations, but future quarters look stronger. BUILDER's Les Shaver looks at the results and the reaction.

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3 Tips for Building a Business That Reflects Your Deepest Values

Entrepreneurs who know their success has benefited employees, customers and community enjoy the greatest satisfaction.

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2015’s Healthiest Housing Markets WalletHub ranks housing markets according to healthiness.

WalletHub analyst Richie Bernardo ranks the nation's healthiest housing markets according to that methodology and research alchemy that Bernardo does best.

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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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Talk and Action
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Talk and Action

Forrest Performance Group principal Jason Forrest explores cultural excellence... Read more

A Leap and a Dare
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A Leap and a Dare

Take this test--it will measure your volume home building production IQ. 15... Read more

Where Buyers Say I Do: The Top Markets for Married New Home Buyers
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Where Buyers Say I Do: The Top Markets for Married New Home Buyers

Summer is the peak of wedding season. And following a somewhat promising spring... Read more

Performance Anxiety
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Performance Anxiety

What if a car came with a 2,000 mile warranty? If it did, you would probably laugh... Read more

Field Guide
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Field Guide

To help sales teams improve, these three 'learning moments' serve as instances to... Read more

Start Making Dense
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Start Making Dense

When it comes down to it, housing affordability's 'guy behind the tree" is you and... Read more

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

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