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Trendy Tiles: The Top Ten Ceramic Finishes for 2017

Trendy Tiles: The Top Ten Ceramic Finishes for 2017

Faux wood, matte black, and industrial-inspired concrete tiles stand out as trends to watch in this upcoming year. read more >

Consumer Confidence: Honeymoon Or a New Way of Looking Ahead?

Consumer Confidence: Honeymoon Or a New Way of Looking Ahead?

Will the post-election lift in Americans' moods last or not? read more >

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Sprinkler Savvy

For home builders, sprinklers offer a low-cost,... read more >

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BLS: 178,000 Jobs Added in November; 19,000 in Construction

BLS: 178,000 Jobs Added in November; 19,000 in Construction

Employment bounces back following a lackluster jobs report in October. read more >

KB Opens New Tucson Community

KB Opens New Tucson Community

The new neighborhood is near the Santa Rita Mountains and major... read more >

These Houses Are So "Last Century"

These Houses Are So "Last Century"

Designers and builders are offering retro-inspired houses with modern upgrades that appeal to 21st century buyers. read more >

GAF Re-Ups with Habitat

GAF Re-Ups with Habitat

Will continue to donate roofing materials where GAF factory-certified contractors volunteer their roofing installation... read more >

FourPlans: Privacy for the In-Laws

FourPlans: Privacy for the In-Laws

These designs give everyone a bit of breathing room, especially welcome during the holidays. read more >

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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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7 Tips on Building for 55-Plus
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7 Tips on Building for 55-Plus

Interior designer Lita Dirks gives her expert spin on this high-demand demographic. Read more

Buyer Incentives Available for Lennar Homes in Kinross at TwinEagles
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Buyer Incentives Available for Lennar Homes in Kinross at TwinEagles

Three move-in ready homes at the Naples, Fla. community have been offered at... Read more

Home Building's 'Elephant in the Room'
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Home Building's 'Elephant in the Room'

Without innovation, today's home building business models risk extinction ... a... Read more

Insight to Make 2020 Net Zero a Reality
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Insight to Make 2020 Net Zero a Reality

Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt takes proactive approach to future code. Read more

How Can Home Elevations Speak to 55-Plus Buyers?
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How Can Home Elevations Speak to 55-Plus Buyers?

Housing Design Matters explores the intricacies of baby boomers' preferences Read more

Builder's Dilemma
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Builder's Dilemma

A Sam Rashkin Ode to David Bowie: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes. Read more

Tips for Getting Home Buyers to Go Green
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Tips for Getting Home Buyers to Go Green

KTGY discovers that proof of cost savings is how to get buyers to buy into green. Read more

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