March 2016 Table of Contents

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Has Solar's New-Found Luster Suddenly Dimmed? BUILDER Has Solar's New-Found Luster Suddenly Dimmed?

Outside the clash of power titans, regulatory and local official silliness, consumer homeowners look at solar as innovation that benefits them, one they won't part with easily. Read more

Up Front
The Newest Status Symbol: A Home Close to to a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s BUILDER The Newest Status Symbol: A Home Close to to a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s

Zillow study finds that home prices appreciate at a quicker pace when located within a mile of either upscale grocery store. Read more

Toll Caters to Man's Best Friend BUILDER Toll Caters to Man's Best Friend

The production builder's Houston division is thinking outside the box to find extra space for the furry members of the family. Read more

Features
Solar Takes Off BUILDER Solar Takes Off

Could this be the year that U.S. builders (and their customers) embrace the benefits of residential solar power? Read more

Builder As Home Building Recovers, Some Builders Head for the Exit

With housing starts up and demand on the rise, now may be the time for builders looking to leave the business to weigh their options and start planning Read more

Projects
Urban Farmhouse in Dallas Is an Instant Classic BUILDER Urban Farmhouse in Dallas Is an Instant Classic

A Texas-based design team creates a new type of American home. Read more

Modern Farmhouse Marries the Best of Old and New BUILDER Modern Farmhouse Marries the Best of Old and New

A stone and wood house near Washington, D.C., evokes simpler times. Read more

Rural Redux Unites an Arkansas Cottage Community BUILDER Rural Redux Unites an Arkansas Cottage Community

In Bentonville, Ark., GreenSpur’s high-performance Silo model is one of 11 houses in a cottage community with rural roots. Read more

Case Studies
AHV Plans New Single Family Rentals BUILDER AHV Plans New Single Family Rentals

Texas builder attempts to prove that it’s profitable to build detached homes for rent. Read more

Big Goals, Big Expectations Builder Big Goals, Big Expectations

Sumitomo Forestry America, a Japanese company with U.S. operations, completes latest acquisition into Mid-Atlantic market Read more

NAHB Notes
Paying It Forward and Securing The American Dream BUILDER Paying It Forward and Securing The American Dream

How the National Housing Endowment helps ensure a bright future for builders and the building industry Read more

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