Are New Starter Homes History?

Are New Starter Homes History?

Since World War II ended, builders lured buyers with new houses priced to vie with resale, but better built. They may now be extinct. read more >

Five Hottest U.S. Housing Markets Where Supply Meets Demand

Five Hottest U.S. Housing Markets Where Supply Meets Demand

Based on job opportunities, population growth, and land availability, BUILDER has selected five up-and-coming cities where... read more >

FourPlans: The Best New Modern Designs

FourPlans: The Best New Modern Designs

Give buyers something fresh and inspiring with these beautiful modern homes. There’s practical substance with all this... read more >

Danish Car Collector Commissions Dream Home

Danish Car Collector Commissions Dream Home

Resembling a sleek, concrete version of a toy-car track, the innovative... read more >

The 10 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2015, Per Metrostudy

The 10 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2015, Per Metrostudy

Metrostudy's David Cobb offers insights into new-home sales,... read more >

Break Seven Barriers to Entry-Level

Break Seven Barriers to Entry-Level

It's all home builders' job to keep new starter homes from becoming a housing fatality statistic. BUILDER editorial... read more >

Placemaking's Living Laboratory

Placemaking's Living Laboratory

BUILDER's Jennifer Goodman looks into why college students and community planning experts from across the world come here... read more >

Elegant New Modular Home Could Be the One

Elegant New Modular Home Could Be the One

In Amsterdam, a new prefab home from Heijmans uses sustainable materials and thoughtful design to create a movable,... read more >

The Builder Business

Lost In Space: Do People Want More Square Footage? Or More Room?

Trulia housing economist Ralph McLaughlin posts up a dose of insights on what 2,000 Trulia survey respondents say they want in house sizes, solving for generational cohort, household characteristics, and size of current home. Findings are what you might think, with a zinger or two.

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Construction-Defect Lawsuits Get Taken to Task

Wall Street Journal staffer Kris Hudson reports that lawmakers in several states, led by Nevada, are moving to rein in construction-defect laws, a change that would curtail allegedly frivolous litigation but also make it more difficult for homeowners with legitimate claims to sue home builders over flaws.

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Top 10 Housing Markets Oil Prices Impact

HousingWire staffer Brena Swanson reports that although consumers easily welcomed the recent plummet in oil prices, the true impact of the drastic decline typically takes two years to see. This includes the impact on home prices in top oil producing states, but this list should help give a preview.

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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

Beam Me Back, Scotty!
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Beam Me Back, Scotty!

Home building veteran George Casey looks back to glimpse at what may be around the... Read more

Winter Heat: 9 Markets That Spring Before Spring
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Winter Heat: 9 Markets That Spring Before Spring

Punxsutawney Phil declared six more weeks of winter, but BUILDER data journalist... Read more

Beyond Fair Market Value
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Beyond Fair Market Value

Do home building mergers and acquisitions put value on home building company... Read more

Three Ways Builders Can Attract Millennials to Combat the Labor Crisis
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Three Ways Builders Can Attract Millennials to Combat the...

Young workers are just what the industry needs to avoid a full-blown labor crisis,... Read more

Reduce Risk of a Cancellation
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Reduce Risk of a Cancellation

Attitude and service after the sale is as critical as it is before it. Forrest... Read more

Compared to What?
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Compared to What?

How an industry roll-up of cost comparisons can be used as a business benchmark,... Read more

Demand vs. Desire: The New Home Dilemma
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Demand vs. Desire: The New Home Dilemma

Pricing growth dampens new-home demand, but the hesitance is more an indication of... Read more

Measure for Measure: Home Builder Mergers and Acquisitions
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Measure for Measure: Home Builder Mergers and Acquisitions

An exploration of why acquirers use fair market value to price a home building... Read more

Deja New
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Deja New

Home building sage George Casey looks with a long view at short and long-term... Read more

D.R. Horton Dominates Top States for Inbound Migration
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D.R. Horton Dominates Top States for Inbound Migration

The largest builder in the U.S. is also the top public builder in the states... Read more

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