2012 Issues

January 2012 January 2012

The 29th annual New American Home; Analysts and economists handicap the housing recovery; The desire to own a home remains strong; State of the Industry, and more.

February 2012 February 2012

The 2012 BUILDER Concept Home features three houses designed for Gen Y, X, and B; Hearthstone Awards honor Dan Wallrath and Van Metre Homes; Builders discuss what sells homes, and more

March 2012 March 2012

Business standouts are featured in the America's Best Builders 2012; Profiles of projects that accomodate density; John Wieland finds success by changing his company's focus, and more.

April 2012 April 2012

The annual Buyer's Guide - an in-depth look at the product brands builders use most; 50 most popular building products; Affordable luxury products; 2011 BUILDER brand use study and more.

May 2012 May 2012

The BUILDER 100 is revealed; A photo essay of burgeoning pockets of home building activity; The winner of the 2012 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing and more.

June 2012 June 2012

Local Leaders experience a 2011 resurgence; Natural materials and seamless transitions highlight the 2012 Watermark Award winners; Good design turns home shoppers into home buyers, and more.

July 2012 July 2012

A city recovers in the aftermath of a killer tornado; Project of the Month: An old Chicago warehouse becomes a family’s new home; Our annual green design and products review, and more.

August 2012 August 2012

Five very different, award-winning projects; Necessity is the mother of invention for builders fighting off the recession; Interest list yields consultants, then buyers, and more.

September 2012 September 2012

Three inspired projects offer plans that accommodate several generations at once; A generation of younger builders is beginning to assert itself, and more.

October 2012 October 2012

2012 Builder's Choice: This year’s award winners harmonize with their surroundings, let the best of the outside in, and offer superior livability; Home prices show increasing positive appreciation, and more.

November 2012 November 2012

Four inspired projects showcase an inventively adapted traditional farmhouse style; Builders are hopeful that a restructured mortgage finance system won’t create more obstacles; A garage that’s functional yet cozy and inviting, and more.

December 2012 December 2012

Four case studies: the warmer side of modernism; IBS Pre-show planner; and Where do the Boomers want to live?

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