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A Model of Success: 5 Keys to a Better Design Center and Model Home

A Model of Success: 5 Keys to a Better Design Center and Model Home

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Appeal to buyers--and boost home sales--with these five tips and tricks for your model homes and design centers. read more >

Urban Meets Suburban in Millennials' Home Buying Preferences

Urban Meets Suburban in Millennials' Home Buying Preferences

Customization reigns in a new survey that shows a unique set of real estate priorities for millennial home buyers. What do... read more >

The Top and Bottom Metros for Baby Boomer Affordability

The Top and Bottom Metros for Baby Boomer Affordability

Los Angeles is the least affordable metro area for baby boomers to buy homes while Dayton, Ohio is the most affordable.... read more >

FourPlans: Homes for Homeschoolers

FourPlans: Homes for Homeschoolers

With more parents choosing to home school their children, they're going... read more >

Upgrade the Garage with These 7 New Products

Upgrade the Garage with These 7 New Products

From doors to workbenches and storage, industry manufacturers have... read more >

14 High-Impact Kitchen and Bath Stories You Love

14 High-Impact Kitchen and Bath Stories You Love

Kitchens and baths have evolved into focal reflections of style, character, and charm, and the following 14 design and... read more >

3D Printing Goes Mainstream

3D Printing Goes Mainstream

The building industry is beginning to embrace the technology for its design flexibility, cost savings, and streamlined... read more >

Builder’s Choice/Custom Home Design Awards Call for Entries

Builder’s Choice/Custom Home Design Awards Call for Entries

Honoring the best of residential design and construction, the 2015 Builder’s Choice/Custom Home Design Awards are open for... read more >

The Builder Business

Top Retirement Spots for the Ultra Rich

Investopedia contributor Jean Folger triangulates three studies to reveal the top four consensus spots of the ultra rich--plus a litany of also-rans spanning some of the toniest towns in the nation.

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Get Ready for a New Energy Code

What does the 2015 IECC mean for builders? Green Building Advisor's Stuart Kaplow breaks it down.

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The Tiny House Powered Only by Wind and Sun

The Atlantic staff writer Olga Khazan provides an amusing look at a new kind of micro-house powered entirely by the sun and wind "for people who don't want to figure out electrical wiring and plumbing."

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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

Pipeline Take-Aways
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Pipeline Take-Aways

What can we learn about home building production from a simple board game? Quite a... Read more

The Top 15 Builders in 2015’s Retirement Magnets
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The Top 15 Builders in 2015’s Retirement Magnets

Which builders rule America’s retirement magnets? Looking at 2015’s top 50 places... Read more

Chipotle Design
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Chipotle Design

What can home builders learn from a quick-serve restaurant model? Sam Rashkin,... Read more

Top 10 Insights from the Public Builder Report Card
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Top 10 Insights from the Public Builder Report Card

With another Public Builder Report Card in the rearview mirror, Jaime Pirrello... Read more

Four Points to Customer Navigation
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Four Points to Customer Navigation

A prospector's path maps to a buyer's needs, wants, willingness to sacrifice, and... Read more

Everything Matters
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Everything Matters

Deep market knowledge will rank as important as deep pockets in 2015 Read more

Why D.R. Horton's Express Homes are a Success
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Why D.R. Horton's Express Homes are a Success

Maybe D.R. Horton knows something the rest of us don't. Despite reports about the... Read more

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