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Barkitecture: How to Design Pet-Friendly Homes and Communities
Housing Trends Barkitecture: How to Design Pet-Friendly Homes and Communities From mudroom dog washes to built-in crates and bowls, many of today's households are adding pet-friendly features to their homes. 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
Housing Starts Fall to Four-Year Low in May
Single Family Housing Starts Fall to Four-Year Low in May According to Zonda, single-family builders are pulling back on starts as they wait for a signal on Fed rate cuts. read more
Millions Priced Out of Homeownership as Costs Strain Owners and Renters
Housing Trends Millions Priced Out of Homeownership as Costs Strain Owners and Renters Improvements to affordability are limited by robust household growth,... read more
Going for the Gold (Nugget): Unveiling the 2024 Grand Award Winners
Awards Going for the Gold (Nugget): Unveiling the 2024 Grand Award Winners Check out the homes and communities of the year as well as a selection of the grand winners in the residential design categories. 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
Builder Sentiment Falls to Lowest Reading Since December
Residential Construction Builder Sentiment Falls to Lowest Reading Since December To combat the persistently high mortgage rates, builders cut home price and offered more incentives in June. read more
KB Home’s Built to Order Model Drives Sales Growth in Q2
Earnings Reports KB Home’s Built to Order Model Drives Sales Growth in Q2 Net orders and average selling price increased for the home builder in the second quarter. 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

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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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Going for the Gold (Nugget): Unveiling the 2024 Grand Award Winners

Check out the homes and communities of the year as well as a selection of the... More

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House Plan of the Week: Simple Modern Duplex

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

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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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