July 2012 Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Land: Home Builders' Four-Letter Word Land: Home Builders' Four-Letter Word

As "signs of life" suggest a housing recovery has begun, it will be home builders' strategies and tactics to acquire new building lots that will determine their continued sales success. Read more

Rough and Ready Project of the Month Rough and Ready

An inventive rehabbing of a flatiron-shaped 1920s warehouse building included carving out courtyard and atrium spaces. Read more

Cars from Alabama, Copper from Arizona, Baltimore Blight Field Report Cars from Alabama, Copper from Arizona, Baltimore Blight

Economic development news from across the country. Read more

World Fixated on Debt Crisis in Europe Dashboard World Fixated on Debt Crisis in Europe

We will forget about Greece if the housing recovery can gain momentum. Read more

Consumers Prefer Suburban Settings Iconoclash Consumers Prefer Suburban Settings

Why master planned communities keep trumping New Urbanism. Read more

Courtyard Entry Door Provides Both Openness and Privacy Details Courtyard Entry Door Provides Both Openness and Privacy

A sliding door, part of an extensive upgrade of a 1960s ranch house, gives a major face lift to a drab façade and makes the entry courtyard sunnier, too. Read more

Aerial Image Helps Convert Home Shoppers into Buyers Tactics Aerial Image Helps Convert Home Shoppers into Buyers

A giant map on the sales center floor helps make successful sales. Read more

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