The 9 Best Ways to Optimize Small Lots

The 9 Best Ways to Optimize Small Lots

These small-lot and urban infill developments and floor plans showcase the best ways to make the most of a smaller space. read more >

Horton's Orders Jump, Jive and Wail in 2Q

Horton's Orders Jump, Jive and Wail in 2Q

BUILDER staffer Les Shaver has this post-up on D.R. Horton's second-quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts and... read more >

FourPlans: Master Suites with Outdoor Living

FourPlans: Master Suites with Outdoor Living

Overly ornate master suites have fallen out of favor and outdoor living is in. Here’s a great way to combine the two trends. read more >

We've Got You Cornered with These Cabinet Storage Solutions

We've Got You Cornered with These Cabinet Storage Solutions

Buh-bye, blind corners! Hanley Wood's chief products editor Lauren... read more >

Energy Codes Preserve Homeowner Health and Comfort

Energy Codes Preserve Homeowner Health and Comfort

Failure to comply with the mechanical system provisions in the IECC can... read more >

Earnings Parade Continues With Pulte, Meritage, and M/I Showing Order Growth

Earnings Parade Continues With Pulte, Meritage, and M/I Showing Order Growth

Three more builders post order increases, as Pulte's entry-level Centex line surges. But gross margins continue to hamper... read more >

3 Questions to Watch this Earnings Season

3 Questions to Watch this Earnings Season

With NVR's earnings release this morning, the public–home builder reporting season officially got underway. Here are some... read more >

Callback Killers: The 15 Best Building-Failure Fixes of the Past Year

Callback Killers: The 15 Best Building-Failure Fixes of the Past Year

The past 12 months saw a vibrant cross-section of building science tips, tricks, and technologies. Here, we present your... read more >

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The Builder Business

Full-sized Gourmet Kitchen Fits in a Cabinet The PIA cabinet houses a fold-up gourmet kitchen.

From Croatian designer Dizzconcept, this sleek cabinet folds out into a modern kitchen, complete with storage, a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and sink.

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Dry Dreams? Home Builders Promote Low-Flow to Avert a California No-Go Arid, extra dry lots present new impediments for residential developers and builders in California and other drought states.

Wall Street Journal staffer Kris Hudson reports that as California takes steps to conserve public water amid a historic drought, the state’s home-building industry is trying to position itself as part of the solution.

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Tale of Two Cities: Why Affordability is San Francisco's Problem, Not Houston's

MarketWatch's Steve Goldstein reports on the country's affordable housing problem by weighing a regulatory tale of two cities, Houston and San Francisco. Take a wild guess which city doesn't have zoning codes.

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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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No Huddle? No Improvement
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No Huddle? No Improvement

A daily huddle can set the sales team up for success. Forrest Performance Group... Read more

Money Ball for Home Builders
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Money Ball for Home Builders

Continuum Advisory Group partner Clark Ellis likens the "Steroids Era" in baseball... Read more

Action Speaks Louder
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Action Speaks Louder

Behavior trumps rhetoric when it comes to company culture. Forrest Performance... Read more

If It Can Be Done, It Will
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If It Can Be Done, It Will

Here's the first feature column on housing innovation based on building science... Read more

15 Builders Making Bank in America’s Most Affluent Towns
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15 Builders Making Bank in America’s Most Affluent Towns

The top towns for highest percentage of household income above $100,000 are small... Read more

Fit to Be Tied
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Fit to Be Tied

When merging organizational cultures collide, acquisitions can fail. American New... Read more

Objections: A Sales Pro's Best Friend
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Objections: A Sales Pro's Best Friend

When push-back occurs, that's the time to zero in with clarifying questions.... Read more

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