Home Builder News and Analysis

Top 5 Things to Focus On as Spring Selling Season Fades
Sales Top 5 Things to Focus On as Spring Selling Season Fades As the spring selling season ends, home builders have a unique opportunity to set themselves up for success in the months ahead. 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
Continuous Insulation: Meeting the Needs of Today's Builders
Builder Intel Continuous Insulation: Meeting the Needs of Today's Builders Learn why builders choose continuous insulation read more
Tri Pointe Exec Talks Land, Policy, and PCBC
Conferences Tri Pointe Exec Talks Land, Policy, and PCBC Ahead of PCBC next week, Tom Grable shares his insight of the current building climate and his excitement for the conference. read more
New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increase Nearly 14% in May
Mortgages and Banking New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increase Nearly 14% in May The Mortgage Bankers Association’s estimate of new-home sales in May was at the highest level since October 2023. read more
Federal Reserve Holds Rates Steady, Projects One Rate Cut in 2024
Interest Rates Federal Reserve Holds Rates Steady, Projects One Rate Cut in 2024 The Fed is projecting just one rate cut in 2024 after indicating three cuts would be likely as recently as March. read more
Innovative Housing Solutions on Display at the National Mall
Technology Innovative Housing Solutions on Display at the National Mall More than 40 exhibitors canvassed Washington, D.C., with full-sized housing prototypes at the 2024 Innovative Housing Showcase. read more
Why This Home Builder is a Big Believer in Geothermal
BD - Intel Why This Home Builder is a Big Believer in Geothermal McKinney Builders is involved in developments emphasizing wellness and tranquility... read more
House Plan of the Week: Snore-Proof Main Suite
Plans 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. read more
PCBC 2024 Aims to Move the Industry Forward
Conferences PCBC 2024 Aims to Move the Industry Forward California Building Industry Association president and CEO Dan C. Dunmoyer talks housing industry... read more
6 Builder-Friendly Gift Ideas for Dads
Products 6 Builder-Friendly Gift Ideas for Dads Making jobs easier or more comfortable, below are six products for the builder or contractor dad in your life. read more

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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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Small modern house plan, rear exterior. See details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Memorial Day Outdoor Living

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

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House Plan of the Week: Snore-Proof Main Suite

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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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Double the Fun: Dive Into This Summer-Ready Duplex Floor Plan

See how this unique design gives each unit private porches and two suites. More

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