September 2016 Table of Contents

Edit Note
Mix Shift: Sized and Priced to Sell BUILDER Mix Shift: Sized and Priced to Sell

As higher end second-time move-up and move-up demand softens, momentum kicks up for new entry-level communities. Read more

Up Front
A Prefab, Concrete Tiny Home that Easily Moves with Owners Builder A Prefab, Concrete Tiny Home that Easily Moves with Owners

The green, off-grid KODA house by Kodasema is designed to be assembled anywhere in less than seven hours. Read more

Overcome the Smart Home Gender Gap BUILDER Overcome the Smart Home Gender Gap

Women lag behind men in their interest in smart home technology, yet they are the primary purchasers of products for the home, says BUILDER blogger Suzanne Shelton. Read more

Sonnen's Home Energy Storage Solution Is Simple and Cost-Effective BUILDER Sonnen's Home Energy Storage Solution Is Simple and Cost-Effective

The new sonnenBatterie eco compact gives Tesla's Powerwall some tough competition with a sleek design and competitive pricing. Read more

What Consumers Really Think About Smart Homes Builder What Consumers Really Think About Smart Homes

In this Q&A, BUILDER talks with Vivint Smart Home about the benefits of home automation for consumers, and how to combat their common fears about the world of home technology. Read more

FourPlans: Modern Master Bathrooms FourPlans: Modern Master Bathrooms

It's all about big showers and ample counter space. Read more

Try New Textures and Shapes with Tile Try New Textures and Shapes with Tile

New introductions go from three-sided to 3D for creative wall accents Read more

Home Demand Flying High BUILDER-METROSTUDY Home Demand Flying High

Construction costs and home prices may be on the rise, but buyer demand is heating up as well. Read more

Features
2016 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards BUILDER 2016 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

The winners of the 2016 Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards use thoughtful planning and innovative details to advance the notion of what makes a house a home. Read more

2016 Marvin Hall of Fame Inductees BUILDER 2016 Marvin Hall of Fame Inductees

The six industry professionals named to this year’s Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame set new standards for residential design excellence. Read more

Case Studies
Arbor Homes Goes to Court Builder Arbor Homes Goes to Court

Can a municipality change architectural standards in the middle of a previously approved development? Read more

Modular Builder Launches Off-Shoot Manufacturing Company Builder Modular Builder Launches Off-Shoot Manufacturing Company

Plant Prefab completed its first home earlier this year. Read more

NAHB
NGBS Green Certification Recognized by Green Advantage BUILDER NGBS Green Certification Recognized by Green Advantage

Freddie Mac's new multifamily green financing option will favor buildings with units seeking NGBS Green Certification. Read more

Diverse Housing Supply is Healthy BUILDER Diverse Housing Supply is Healthy

Most markets offer a variety of housing options, which is good for business, says NAHB chairman Ed Brady. Read more

Scarcity of Lots Holding Builders Back BUILDER Scarcity of Lots Holding Builders Back

Robert Dietz gives us the inside look at a new NAHB survey where 64% of builders reported low or very low building lot supply. Read more

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