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2014's Best and Worst Places to Retire 2014's Best and Worst Places to Retire

WalletHub research analyst Richie Bernardo and his team analyzed the 150 largest cities in the United States across 25 key metrics. They range from cost of living to job prospects for workers aged 65 and older to the availability of recreational activities. The study also includes an examination of each city’s quality of life and health care conditions. The best places to retire comprise the geography of need from a home building perspective. Read more

Tags: Business
Cardinal Sins of Training

Time is precious--yours and your associates'. Forrest Performance Group principal Jason Forrest offers critical tactical insight on what every manager should do--and, importantly, not do--to get the most out of one-to-one training meetings with associates. Read more

14 New-Home Design Trends for 2014

Demographics and socioeconomic factors play a large role in determining housing’s current new-home design trends. Read more

Tags: Design
Home Buyer Wants Vs. Needs Home Buyer Wants Vs. Needs

New-home design's most notable trends of 2014 are aimed at what buyers want. Read more

Beyond the Lot Line Beyond the Lot Line

As builders leverage the value of amenity-rich master planned communities, a finely tuned trade-off takes place between what's inside and outside the homes. Read more

Is the McMansion on its Way Out? Is the McMansion on its Way Out?

As single-family homes get bigger, tomorrow's buyers seem to prefer efficiency and location over square footage. Read more

Victim or Survivor? Victim or Survivor?

As encouraging as some of the housing recovery's signs are, visibility into what's next and what's ahead is mightily limited. So, we're slow to move in some areas, particularly as regards adding human and financial capital. To address those pain points, we're excited to introduce Survivor or Victim? How to Excel in a Resource-Constrained Environment, a new series jointly developed by Continuum Advisory Group's Clark Ellis and Brandon Hart. Read more

Simple Does It

A special supplement of Big Builder focuses on market demand of discretionary buyers' "wants" versus a wider population of would-be home buyers' "needs." Read more

Comments on the Pulte Dominion AcquisitionComments on the Pulte Dominion Acquisition

PulteGroup landed a regional stronghold untethered by legacy land issues as it... Read more

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