Is the McMansion on its Way Out?

Is the McMansion on its Way Out?

As single-family homes get bigger, tomorrow's buyers seem to prefer efficiency and location over square footage. read more >

Four New Plans with Elegant Curb Appeal

Four New Plans with Elegant Curb Appeal

No McMansions here – just beautifully harmonious exteriors with terrific... read more >

BUILDER Deal Flow

BUILDER Deal Flow

Exclusive updates, data, and takeaways on funding, private placements,... read more >

2015 Builders' Show Registration Opens

2015 Builders' Show Registration Opens

Discounts available through end of September. read more >

Quieting Noisy Ductwork

Quieting Noisy Ductwork

A few simple choices can help keep machine noise and crosstalk out of... read more >

5 Tips for Creating a Better Design Awards’ Entry

5 Tips for Creating a Better Design Awards’ Entry

Senior editor Shelley D. Hutchins has been managing design awards for... read more >

The Pulse

September 16, 2014
  1. Walk to Amazon HQ From New Crescent Heights Project
  2. Fed Glossary: What Does 'Considerable Time' Mean?
  3. Factory Output Depressed by Autos, But Mojo Risest
  4. Home Depot Didn’t Encrypt Credit-Card Data, Former Workers Say
  5. Ring Theory: Why Married Couples' Offspring Do Better
  6. EYE ON HOUSING Fire-Blocking for Kitchen Cabinets
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The Builder Business

Dust Off Your Old Leads

Don’t let prospective buyers fade away without a fight.

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BR Homebuilding Does a Two-Step Growth Move, Buying Scott Felder Homes

Austin Business Journal staffer Jan Buchholz reports that one of the more prominent volume home builders in Central Texas--Scott Felder Homes--has been acquired by BR Homebuilding Group in Plano, but the Austin company will maintain its own brand.

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Take on the Competition

A little rivalry can keep you on your toes, says BUILDER blogger Myers Barnes.

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Big Builder

2014's Best and Worst Places to Retire 2014's Best and Worst Places to Retire

WalletHub research analyst Richie Bernardo and his team analyzed the 150 largest cities in the United States across 25 key metrics. They range from cost of living to job prospects for workers aged 65 and older to the availability of recreational activities. The study also includes an examination of each city’s quality of life and health care conditions. The best places to retire comprise the geography of need from a home building perspective. Read more

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Cardinal Sins of Training

Time is precious--yours and your associates'. Forrest Performance Group principal Jason Forrest offers critical tactical insight on what every manager should do--and, importantly, not do--to get the most out of one-to-one training meetings with associates. Read more

14 New-Home Design Trends for 2014

Demographics and socioeconomic factors play a large role in determining housing’s current new-home design trends. Read more

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