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Pricey Neighbors

Home builders in the Charlotte, N.C., area maintain that a neighborhood design program in Monroe, N.C., that has specific parameters for builders drives up the cost of new housing. Read more

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TELECOMS AND CABLE companies will spend much of 2006 trying to convince builders and developers that they can deliver voice, data, video, and even wireless service in bundled packages that make moving into a new home easier and life better for home buyers. Read more

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PETE HARRIS OF Harris Homes may be a lone wolf in Nashville, Tenn., an area not known for technology innovators, but more home builders may be on the same sheet of music as the year moves on. Read more

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IF YOU WALKED THE FLOOR OF LAST SEPTEMBER'S CEDIA show, everywhere you turned there was a vendor talking about an iPod feature. Read more

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The HBA of Central Arizona successfully defeated measures in the Phoenix-area towns of Goodyear and Avondale that would have required fire sprinklers in all new houses. The builders were concerned that mandating sprinklers would add about $1 per square foot to the cost of a new home, pricing some buyers out of the market. At press time, Goodyear Mayor Jim Cavanaugh was trying to put the measure on the ballot for the November election. Read more

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