Profit Prospects for Publics Look Bleak (BUILDER Online) The latest news from Lennar and KB Homes suggest that the industry is a long way from recovery.

TOUSA Settles Transeatern Deal (BUILDER Online) Nearly two years after initial agreements were signed, TOUSA finally reaches a deal giving them sole control of Transeastern Homes' assets.

KB Home Building Smaller Houses (Orange County Register) KB Home is discovering that less could be more when it comes to luring skittish buyers in a housing slump.

Indianapolis, Youngstown Top 1st Quarter Affordable Markets List (BUILDER Online) Midwest markets dominate the nation's top 20.

Federal Bank Regulators Release Tougher Subprime Standards (BUILDER Online) Statement calls for income documentation and more detailed disclosures to consumers.

Free Web Seminar (BUILDER Online) What is green building? Join industry trainer Mark LaLiberte to learn more about sustainable construction and other green issues.

Special Report: The Mortgage Mess (

Blog: Home Prices - Much Ado About Household Formations (BUILDER Online) Agree or disagree with the thoughts of BUILDER Editorial Director Boyce Thompson.

{Take the BUILDER Online Reader Survey (BUILDER Online)

BUILDER Business Update (BUILDER Online) A weekly e-mail newsletter with breaking industry news on the business of building homes. Sign up for the BUILDER Business Update and other Hanley Wood newsletters.

Take the BUILDER Poll (BUILDER Online) Are you seeing signs in your market that business is starting to turn around?

From the Pages of BUILDER: Local Leaders - Winning at All Costs (BUILDER Online) Getting to the top of markets where buyers were scarce and the supply of houses plentiful meant sacrificing profit - and, perhaps, the credibility of a home's value - for higher sales. Check out more from the current issue of BUILDER.

Robb Crocker is the senior editor for BUILDER Online. Please e-mail any comments, questions, suggestions, and news tips to

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Indianapolis, IN.