July 2016 Table of Contents

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Mid-Year Moment of Truth BUILDER Mid-Year Moment of Truth

Optimism or pessimism aside, what's the next right thing to do to make your 2016 a year for the win column? Read more

Up Front
Lot Supply Goes South in the West BUILDER-Metrostudy Lot Supply Goes South in the West

Demand for new homes is strong in the west, but the availability and affordability of land to build on continues to keep builders down. Read more

Model Homes Get Smart BUILDER Model Homes Get Smart

Delaware builder uses technology to make it easier for salespeople to show off its model homes. Read more

New App Helps Design a Dementia-Friendly Home BUILDER New App Helps Design a Dementia-Friendly Home

A new interactive app advances aging in place design to assist homeowners with dementia. Read more

A Hot Sales Promotion: Free Electricity for Two Years BUILDER A Hot Sales Promotion: Free Electricity for Two Years

Builders at MHI's Houston-area communities will cover buyers' electricity payments for two years. Read more

Beat the Heat with These Jobsite Products and Tips BUILDER Beat the Heat with These Jobsite Products and Tips

Temps are cranking up after a cool spell this spring. Try these eight products to protect crews from dangerous sun and heat. Read more

Five Technologies that Will Change the Way Houses are Built BUILDER Five Technologies that Will Change the Way Houses are Built

PCBC keynote speaker John Ellis predicts these five high-tech advances will shape the future of home building. Read more

Babcock Ranch Is Back on Track BUILDER Babcock Ranch Is Back on Track

Currently under construction in Florida, the country’s largest development will also be the first to be powered primarily by the sun. Read more

Hardworking Layouts for Narrow Lots Hardworking Layouts for Narrow Lots

These slim floor plans put every square foot to excellent use. Read more

Features
Boomers Move In on Millennial Housing Stock BUILDER Boomers Move In on Millennial Housing Stock

As boomers retire and millennials start families, they’re buying the same houses for very different reasons. Read more

Protect Your Jobsite Crews From The Summer Heat BUILDER Protect Your Jobsite Crews From The Summer Heat

Don't wait for heat to impact your jobsites. Take preventative action now. Read more

Projects
Traditional House Connects to Its Horse Country Site BUILDER Traditional House Connects to Its Horse Country Site

A wide-open farmhouse in Orange County interacts with the neighborhood's four-legged residents. Read more

Hacienda Celebrates Its Rural Setting BUILDER Hacienda Celebrates Its Rural Setting

This farm-to-table community in Mexico’s Baja California connects vacationers to the land. Read more

Contemporary Retreat Embraces The Desert BUILDER Contemporary Retreat Embraces The Desert

This vacation house in Palm Springs, Calif., uses passive cooling, ample glass, and tricks of the eye to connect to its rocky hillside site. Read more

Case Studies
Lennar Opens 13 Model Homes on One Street BUILDER Lennar Opens 13 Model Homes on One Street

The production builder’s two Easy Street collections will mean less driving and more convenience for home buyers. Read more

Taylor Morrison Scales a Smart Home Solution to Production Building BUILDER Taylor Morrison Scales a Smart Home Solution to Production Building

Smart home packages are no different from choosing your cabinets and countertops at Taylor Morrison’s Houston division. Read more

Texas Community Sprouts Sustainable Tree Farm BUILDER Texas Community Sprouts Sustainable Tree Farm

Farm-based communities offer residents easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables but a residential development in Texas grows a different type of crop. Read more

NAHB
Overregulation Is Preventing a Full Recovery for Housing BUILDER Overregulation Is Preventing a Full Recovery for Housing

For the housing industry, regulatory costs are a major concern. Read more

DOE Grant Funds Will Help Develop Residential Construction Solutions BUILDER DOE Grant Funds Will Help Develop Residential Construction Solutions

Home Innovation Research Labs will use DOE grant funds to test window installation techniques for walls with continuous insulation Read more

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