December 2011 Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Light a Fire Under Potential Buyers With Innovative New Designs

After several years of value-engineering home designs, builders need to add features that will inspire potential buyers. Read more

When the Great Outdoors Meets the Great Indoors, Great Design Ensues Project of the Month When the Great Outdoors Meets the Great Indoors, Great Design Ensues

On a challenging site, an ingenious design harnesses the power of outdoor spaces. Read more

Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost, and Millionaire-Making Jobs Field Report Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost, and Millionaire-Making Jobs

Internet call centers and oil wealth create jobs across the country while military cuts kill them. Read more

Need to Delete Housing Overhang Need to Delete Housing Overhang

Getting foreclosed homes resold is an important step toward a housing recovery. Read more

Planted Roofs Keep a Pristine Site Unspoiled Details Planted Roofs Keep a Pristine Site Unspoiled

Seeming to extend the forest floor, the overhead gardens preserve the site's naturally beautiful flavor. Read more

Hussy Houses Lure Buyers Perfect Fit Hussy Houses Lure Buyers

A Birmingham, Ala., builder focuses on building houses that buyers fall in love with, successfully luring them away from their upside-down homes. Read more

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