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Designing for Aging In Place Designing for Aging In Place

A conversation with former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros about the oncoming housing crisis for America's aging population, and the opportunities for builders, developers, and architects. More

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Building Code Enforcement Varies Widely in Coastal States

Analysis finds the looming threat of hurricanes isn’t enough to trigger tougher rules governing inspections and contractor licensing. More

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Despite Loss, PulteGroup's Dugas "Encouraged"

Despite what he called only a "modest selling season," PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas told analysts Thursday during a conference call that he was "encouraged" by the company's positive performance progression during its 1Q2011. Gross margins, excluding charges and interest expense, improved, putting Pulte, which has struggled to gain efficiencies of scale since its merger with Centex, further down the path to profitability. In fact, Dugas estimated the company's balance sheet would have only one more quarter full of licks to take before being profitable in the back half of 2011. More

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Show Homes at the 2011 International Builders' Show Show Homes at the 2011 International Builders' Show

This January, Builder magazine presents a pair of very different show homes that exemplify energy and resource efficiency. More

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Ex-SunCal Execs Begin Anew

Former principals of SunCal, the large-scale private developer whose More

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Design Details: Exterior Trim Design Details: Exterior Trim

Interesting trim gives a home personality, and today's material options include many more choices than wood. More

Big Money: The Myth of Scale
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Big Money: The Myth of Scale

Volume adds clout, but vendor costs aren't ruled by size alone. More

Pros and Cons: Hardwood Floors vs. Bamboo Flooring
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Pros and Cons: Hardwood Floors vs. Bamboo Flooring

Should you stick with the old or go with the (relatively) new? More

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Megacommunities Continue to Attract, Stymie Apartment Owners and Developers Megacommunities Continue to Attract, Stymie Apartment Owners and Developers

Multifamily apartment owners and developers weigh placemaking and economies of scale against the increasingly complex operations and vocal opposition to the creation of megacommunities. More

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Grohe America Rainshower Grohe America Rainshower

Rainshower comes in a wide variety of colors and shapes. More

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