March 2017 Table of Contents

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Excel and Transform: It's Not One or the Other BUILDER Excel and Transform: It's Not One or the Other

For builders to do both may feel impossible to achieve, but it's necessary to demand. Read more

Up Front
Labor Gains and Lot Pains BUILDER-METROSTUDY Labor Gains and Lot Pains

Gains in construction employment could ease builders' pain going into spring, but lot availability and rising prices will remain an issue after the thaw. Read more

Hot Looks for Production Kitchens BUILDER Hot Looks for Production Kitchens

Architect Sherman Jones has seen kitchen trends come and go. Here's what he says is hot right now with several top big builders. Read more

Brookfield Brings Virtual Reality to Home Buyers BUILDER Brookfield Brings Virtual Reality to Home Buyers

Customers can experience 365-degree virtual tours of the builder's newest community. Read more

Are Millennial Buyers on The Way? Builder Are Millennial Buyers on The Way?

They are still interested, but saving money is tough, Zillow research shows. Read more

Four Products to Maximize Storage in Small Spaces Remodeling Four Products to Maximize Storage in Small Spaces

These storage and organization products give homeowners more functional space even if square footage is tight. Read more

Design and Storage Solutions for Small Homes Remodeling Design and Storage Solutions for Small Homes

Designers share their strategies for creating clever, functional storage options in homes that are tight on space. Read more

FourPlans: Contemporary Farmhouses FourPlans: Contemporary Farmhouses

Sleek yet homey, these transitional styles hit the right notes. Read more

Features
17 New Trends in the Business of Home Building BUILDER 17 New Trends in the Business of Home Building

As spring selling progresses, here are the latest industry trends builders should know about in finance, operations, marketing, design, and products. Read more

Case Studies
One Builder's Bid for Congress BUILDER One Builder's Bid for Congress

Eugene Graf vies for Montana's open at-large seat. Read more

A Single (Story) Focus For Shea Homes Arizona Builder A Single (Story) Focus For Shea Homes Arizona

The division finished strong in 2016 and is set to open its first fully single-story community. Read more

Projects
Potomac Shores Recreational Complex Dedicates 13,000 Square Feet to Leisure BUILDER Potomac Shores Recreational Complex Dedicates 13,000 Square Feet to Leisure

The architectural style of both clubhouses is a contemporary take on the historic structures that once dotted the Potomac shoreline. Read more

Farmhouse-Style Clubhouse Is at the Heart of Wallis Ranch BUILDER Farmhouse-Style Clubhouse Is at the Heart of Wallis Ranch

The amenity buildings at this Trumark Communities development reflect the rustic appeal of nearby wine country. Read more

New Houston Community Features an 'Amenity Village' BUILDER New Houston Community Features an 'Amenity Village'

Rise Communities’ Cane Island development takes a unique approach to making residents feel welcome. Read more

NAHB Notes
SolSmart to Help 11 Communities Reduce Cost of Going Solar BUILDER SolSmart to Help 11 Communities Reduce Cost of Going Solar

SolSmart Advisors will provide in-depth technical knowledge to help 11 communities reduce the cost of going solar Read more

NAHB: Our Support for Dodd-Frank Reform BUILDER NAHB: Our Support for Dodd-Frank Reform

NAHB wants policymakers to loosen certain financial regulations Read more

4 Design Ideas from the Pros BUILDER 4 Design Ideas from the Pros

A few ideas from this year's design panel at the International Builders' Show. Read more

Gen X Marks the Spot BUILDER Gen X Marks the Spot

The typical new-home buyer is a Gen Xer, not a boomer or millennial. Read more

Frank Talk
Frank Talk: Question Your Site's Usefulness BUILDER Frank Talk: Question Your Site's Usefulness

Is your website outdated and not giving home buyers what they want? Now is the time to fix it. Read more

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