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Wildfire Expert Steve Hawks Shares Tips for a Wildfire-Prepared Home
Resilient Design Wildfire Expert Steve Hawks Shares Tips for a Wildfire-Prepared Home From a five-foot buffer zone to a Class A roof, here's how home builders can construct a home to be more wildfire resilient. read more
Call for Entries: 2024 Builder's Choice Design Awards
Awards Call for Entries: 2024 Builder's Choice Design Awards The 2024 edition of the annual residential design awards program will accept entries until June 7. read more
The Surprising Truth about Home Insurance
Builder Intel The Surprising Truth about Home Insurance Concern continues to mount about access and price. Here are 6 factors builders must consider in a solution. read more
House Plan of the Week: Simple Modern Duplex
Plans House Plan of the Week: Simple Modern Duplex See how this home design keeps things contemporary and budget-friendly. read more
Lennar Ups Deliveries By 15% in Second Quarter
Earnings Reports Lennar Ups Deliveries By 15% in Second Quarter The home builder continues to move closer toward an even flow operating model, with sales just outpacing starts in the second quarter. read more
Market Analysis: Demand Patterns Benefiting Private Builders
Single Family Market Analysis: Demand Patterns Benefiting Private Builders Private builders are experiencing similar tailwinds to their public peers,... read more
The Colossal Front Door America Loves
Builder Intel The Colossal Front Door America Loves This Oklahoma builder supercharges garage access with smart home technology. read more
Taylor Morrison Builds Homes for 80 Cancer Center Patients in Arizona
Leadership Taylor Morrison Builds Homes for 80 Cancer Center Patients in Arizona Taylor Morrison and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center have welcomed the first residents into a new community of two-bedroom, two-bathroom homes. read more
 Codes, Standards, and Innovation: Q+A With Ryan Colker
Building Codes Codes, Standards, and Innovation: Q+A With Ryan Colker Colker, the vice president of innovation at the International Code Council, shares his... read more
54% of Americans Think Mortgage Rates Are Record High
Finance 54% of Americans Think Mortgage Rates Are Record High From home buying knowledge gaps to major myths, KB Home and The Harris Poll asked over 2,000 Americans about home buying. read more
Record High Costs Temper Resale Demand, Majority of Listings Now ‘Stale’
Interest Rates Record High Costs Temper Resale Demand, Majority of Listings Now ‘Stale’ Three in five homes listed in May had been on the market for at least 30 days without going under contract. read more

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Modern duplex plan, front exterior. See details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Simple Modern Duplex

See how this home design keeps things contemporary and budget-friendly.

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Simple house plan with two main bedrooms, front exterior. See more details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Snore-Proof Main Suite

The primary suite of this unique plan features two separate bedrooms that meet in the middle.

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Modern house plan for a narrow lot, front exterior. See details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Narrow, Bold, and Budget-Friendly

This 1,483-square-foot home design features three bedrooms and two baths.

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House Plan of the Week: Simple Modern Duplex

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House Plan of the Week: Snore-Proof Main Suite

The primary suite of this unique plan features two separate bedrooms that meet in... More

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Barkitecture: How to Design Pet-Friendly Homes and Communities

From mudroom dog washes to built-in crates and bowls, many of today's households... More

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House Plan of the Week: Urban Infill from Visbeen Architects

This modern home design fits a narrow lot. More

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The Evolution of Closet Design: How Builders Are Meeting Modern Storage Demands

In recent years, the size and sophistication of closets in new homes have evolved... More

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House Plan of the Week: Narrow, Bold, and Budget-Friendly

This 1,483-square-foot home design features three bedrooms and two baths. More

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House Plan of the Week: Memorial Day Outdoor Living

This small modern home design showcases impressive indoor-outdoor living. More

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White Is Out: Designers Get Bold With Kitchen Colors

Learn more about how designers and builders are intelligently incorporating color... More

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House Plan of the Week: Modern Priorities

Check out how this 1,944-square-foot design uses space wisely. More

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