May 2016 Table of Contents

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Tired of Paying Rent? BUILDER Tired of Paying Rent?

If you have a product, a process, and a profitable model to answer that question, 2016 and beyond are yours for the taking. Enough said. Read more

Up Front
Black Finishes Grow in Popularity BUILDER Black Finishes Grow in Popularity

The sophisticated hue continues to make its mark on kitchen and bath design. Will the color edge out more traditional looks? Read more

A Modular Take on Row House-Style Residences BUILDER A Modular Take on Row House-Style Residences

The modular design concept uses a system of interlocking blocks to create three customizable homes with twisted floor plans in one structure, with each residence providing panoramic views. Read more

Taylor Morrison, Hanley Wood Partner on BUILDER Concept Program BUILDER Taylor Morrison, Hanley Wood Partner on BUILDER Concept Program

NEXTadventure, a 55+ focused design, discovery, development, and construction program gets underway in preparation for Orlando, January 2017 Read more

Nine Millennial Traits that Impact Home Sales BUILDER Nine Millennial Traits that Impact Home Sales

Millions of young people are ready to buy a home. Are you prepared to sell to them? Read more

The Best Date to List a Home for Sale, By Market BUILDER -METROSTUDY The Best Date to List a Home for Sale, By Market

As spring selling season approaches, our interactive map showcases the best time, by market, to put a home up for sale in order to get the highest price in the shortest amount of time. Read more

Seven Efficient and Flexible Floor Plans BUILDER Seven Efficient and Flexible Floor Plans

Designed with green features, these smart plans offer wide appeal. Read more

Product Roundup: K&B—and Beyond Product Roundup: K&B—and Beyond

Get inspiration for projects large and small with these latest introductions from around the industry Read more

Features
Builder 100: Taylor Morrison Finds Success in Active Adult Communities BUILDER 100 Builder 100: Taylor Morrison Finds Success in Active Adult Communities

Focusing on baby boomers, Taylor Morrison refined its active adult strategy and is building more age-qualified communities for the 55-plus crowd. Read more

2016 Builder of the Year: CalAtlantic Group BUILDER 2016 Builder of the Year: CalAtlantic Group

Builder editorial director John McManus takes a deep dive into how CalAtlantic came to be and how the company will change the way the home building industry works. Read more

Hearthstone Winner Provides a Hand Up to Homeless Youth BUILDER Hearthstone Winner Provides a Hand Up to Homeless Youth

2016 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award recipient Christopher Gaffney of Toll Brothers offers much more than just shelter to homeless at-risk teenagers. Read more

Projects
Modular Micro Units Take Manhattan BUILDER Modular Micro Units Take Manhattan

A factory-built project in New York City offers a new way to dish up density without turning off renters. Read more

Seattle Infill Project Divides One Lot into Two BUILDER Seattle Infill Project Divides One Lot into Two

As cities like Seattle get denser, infill development is becoming the norm for many builders and architects. Read more

The 'Exxon Effect' Takes Hold in Houston BUILDER The 'Exxon Effect' Takes Hold in Houston

Although they're built on smaller-than-usual lots, Trendmaker’s patio homes at the Bender’s Landing development don’t skimp on style. Read more

Case Studies
Piling On After Sandy Builder Piling On After Sandy

New Jersey builder switches focus to stormproof homes after superstorm devastates the region. Read more

Top 25 Builder Highland Homes Completes Employee Stock Ownership Plan BUILDER Top 25 Builder Highland Homes Completes Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Texas builder eschews third-party sale to preserve the company culture. Read more

NAHB Notes
NAHB Study Finds Generational Preferences Among Home Buyers BUILDER NAHB Study Finds Generational Preferences Among Home Buyers

A new study reveals the differences—and similarities—in desired home features among different age groups. Read more

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