February 2008 Table of Contents

Table of Contents
February Editor's Notes February Editor's Notes

Only the fortunate will be attending this year's NAHB convention. Read more

Production Innnovation Remains Strong Despite Housing Slump.

Things may not be as rosy for the home building industry as they were, say, two years ago, but the show must go on. Of course, by “show” we mean the International Builders’ Show, which is taking place this year for the last time (for a while) in the land that Mickey Mouse built—Orlando, Fla. From there, it moves to Las Vegas for two years. The show, as always, will have much to offer, which proves that manufacturers are busy even if home buyers aren’t. Read more

Insurance Claims Legal Decisions Insurance Claims

The Florida State Supreme Court rules that an insurance company must pay builders for defects claims. Read more

Marketing to a reluctant buyer Builders incentives may have done as much harm as good

Mountains of unsold inventory spurred extravagant sales incentives. But customer relations and the perceived value of a house got lost in the shuffle. Read more

Impact Fees Impact Fees

A Dallas 'burb is looking to attract development by waiving fees for builders. Read more

Green Building Green Features and Feng Shui Make Palo Alto Property a Hot Seller

A Silicon Valley infill project balances energy efficiency and energy flow. Read more

Downtown Raleigh Home Bucks Tradition, Sells Quickly Small-Lot Infill Downtown Raleigh Home Bucks Tradition, Sells Quickly

Peek inside the homes in venerable neighborhoods in and around Raleigh, N.C., and you’ll likely encounter a preponderance of dark-glazed cabinetry, crown molding, tray ceilings, and ordered rooms with walls intersecting at 90-degree angles. Read more

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