June 2016 Table of Contents

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The Housing Cycle's Mid-Point BUILDER The Housing Cycle's Mid-Point

At the Housing Leadership Summit, strategists whose companies closed on $52.5 billion in 2015 revenues on 127,000 homes, look at the risks, opportunity, and challenge of 2016 and beyond. Read more

Up Front
The West Opens Spring Selling Season Strong BUILDER-METROSTUDY The West Opens Spring Selling Season Strong

On average, demand for new homes in Metrostudy markets in the West increased 12.99% year over year, more than any other region in the U.S. Read more

River Vine Hits the Housing Trifecta: Smart, Efficient, and Modular BUILDER River Vine Hits the Housing Trifecta: Smart, Efficient, and Modular

A new factory-built concept home will showcase innovative strategies in building science and technology. Read more

New Miami Community Will Boast Luxurious Manmade Lagoons BUILDER New Miami Community Will Boast Luxurious Manmade Lagoons

Located across the road from the ocean, this manmade beach will be almost as good as the real thing. Read more

Empty Nesters Flock to One-Level Designs BUILDER Empty Nesters Flock to One-Level Designs

An Illinois builder finds that its ranch-style layouts are a hit with 55+ buyers for a number of reasons. Read more

New Glazing Options Can Help Achieve Net Zero WINDOWS New Glazing Options Can Help Achieve Net Zero

Manufacturers are doubling-down on energy efficiency with triple and even quadruple-pane windows Read more

Try These New Countertop Patterns & Profiles COUNTERTOPS Try These New Countertop Patterns & Profiles

Manufacturers introduce new patterns, profiles, and installation accessories Read more

FourPlans: One-Story Standouts BUILDER FourPlans: One-Story Standouts

These single-level layouts exude easygoing appeal, especially to Baby Boomers. Read more

Features
Five Alternative Construction Methods BUILDER Five Alternative Construction Methods

The pressure is on to construct well-built homes in less time and with less money. These unconventional approaches can help. Read more

Local Leaders 2016 BUILDER Local Leaders 2016

Where are the hottest markets for home building, and who are the top builders in those markets? Find out this week as we release our annual list of the country’s 50 largest new-home markets, 10 markets per day. Read more

Local Standouts Builder Local Standouts

How five builders took market share in 2015 Read more

Projects
California Project Offers a Place for LGBT Seniors to Call Home Builder California Project Offers a Place for LGBT Seniors to Call Home

The country’s first LGBT-focused retirement campus with continuing care exudes a congenial atmosphere. Read more

D.C.'s Downsizers Flock to Newly Adapted Virginia Project BUILDER D.C.'s Downsizers Flock to Newly Adapted Virginia Project

Affluent empty nesters find luxury in-town living at this repurposed office building on the Virginia waterfront. Read more

Capitol Hill Rowhouse Will Allow Its Residents to Age in Place BUILDER Capitol Hill Rowhouse Will Allow Its Residents to Age in Place

A quirky Washington, D.C., renovation proves that universal design can be warm, inviting, and fun. Read more

California MPC Will Encompass 6,000 Homes for Active Adults BUILDER California MPC Will Encompass 6,000 Homes for Active Adults

Rancho Mission Viejo breaks new ground in its approach to mixed-age living. Read more

Case Studies
Woodside Homes Adjusts and Grows After its Stock Offering Stalls BUILDER Woodside Homes Adjusts and Grows After its Stock Offering Stalls

CEO Joel Shine keeps the builder's options open for a future IPO. Read more

Developer Births a Builder Builder Developer Births a Builder

Crescent Communities in Charlotte enters the single-family home building business with Fielding Homes. Read more

NAHB Notes
New Program Supports Initiative to Make Going Solar Faster, Cheaper BUILDER New Program Supports Initiative to Make Going Solar Faster, Cheaper

Communities are invited to receive technical assistance to help spur solar market growth and reduce related costs Read more

Better Policies Are Needed to Help People Achieve Homeownership BUILDER Better Policies Are Needed to Help People Achieve Homeownership

Buying a home offers people both a financial and emotional investment in their communities. Read more

Filling Construction Jobs Is Still Builders' Top Challenge BUILDER Filling Construction Jobs Is Still Builders' Top Challenge

NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz finds both short-term and long-term problems with the shortage of labor in home building. Read more

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