Home Builder News and Analysis

Hot, Hot, Hot: New Rules Coming for Heat Safety
Safety Hot, Hot, Hot: New Rules Coming for Heat Safety Excessive heat exposure is a continual hazard for workers in all sectors including construction, the government is aiming to protect them. read more
June Single-Family Completions Tick Upward, Starts Slide
Housing Data June Single-Family Completions Tick Upward, Starts Slide The Census Bureau and HUD report a 2.2% month-over-month decrease in single-family housing starts last month. read more
What’s New in Siding? Ask a Merchandising Manager
Builder Intel What’s New in Siding? Ask a Merchandising Manager From vinyl to fiber cement, the latest siding materials are durable and more versatile than ever. Just ask ABC Supply’s Dean Whitcomb. read more
4 Things to Watch Ahead of Builder Earnings Season
Earnings Reports 4 Things to Watch Ahead of Builder Earnings Season Profitability, demand elasticity, consumer spending expectations, and weather impacts all things to watch. read more
12 Trending Interior Design Features for Midyear 2024
Design 12 Trending Interior Design Features for Midyear 2024 Halfway into the year, homeowners are resonating with wainscoting, curves, botanicals, and more. read more
House Plan of the Week: Dreamy Farmhouse With Rectangular Footprint
Plans House Plan of the Week: Dreamy Farmhouse With Rectangular Footprint This simple design includes modern must-haves, like a big garage. read more
What the Slab? Foundations Shift Across Nation
Basement What the Slab? Foundations Shift Across Nation The number of new homes built on slabs has skyrocketed. read more
Builder Confidence Takes Another Hit
Housing Data Builder Confidence Takes Another Hit The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index declined to its lowest reading since December 2023 in July. read more
ICON’s Digital Catalog of Ready-to-Print Homes Comes to Texas
Technology ICON’s Digital Catalog of Ready-to-Print Homes Comes to Texas Eight single-family homes in Wimberley Springs will be the first to feature designs from ICON’s digital architecture catalog CODEX. read more
Lower Mortgage Rates, Better Purchasing Power
Housing Data Lower Mortgage Rates, Better Purchasing Power With mortgage rates below 7%, home buyers’ budgets can afford more home than the same budget could in April. read more
3 in 5 Gen Zers Have Reduced Retirement Contributions to Save for a Down Payment
Housing Data 3 in 5 Gen Zers Have Reduced Retirement Contributions to Save for a Down Payment Increasing homeownership costs are impacting how homeowners manage their money and long-term plans. read more

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Simple farmhouse plan with large garage, front exterior. See more images at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Dreamy Farmhouse With Rectangular Footprint

This simple design includes modern must-haves, like a big garage.

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Lakefront house plan, rear exterior. See details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Ultimate Summer Living

Check out this new home design that showcases impressive porches and decks.

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House Plan of the Week: Multigenerational Barndominium
House Plan of the Week: Multigenerational Barndominium

This spacious, flexible design features a two-bedroom apartment above the garage.

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Modern tiny house plan, front exterior. See details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: ADU With Upscale Details

See how this tiny home plan showcases some surprising amenities.

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12 Trending Interior Design Features for Midyear 2024

Halfway into the year, homeowners are resonating with wainscoting, curves,... More

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House Plan of the Week: Dreamy Farmhouse With Rectangular Footprint

This simple design includes modern must-haves, like a big garage. More

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ICON’s Digital Catalog of Ready-to-Print Homes Comes to Texas

Eight single-family homes in Wimberley Springs will be the first to feature... More

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House Plan of the Week: Ultimate Summer Living

Check out this new home design that showcases impressive porches and decks. More

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House Plan of the Week: Multigenerational Barndominium

This spacious, flexible design features a two-bedroom apartment above the garage. More

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Landscaping Goes a Long Way for Curb Appeal

The majority of homeowners say well-maintained lawns and landscaping boost curb... More

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House Plan of the Week: ADU With Upscale Details

See how this tiny home plan showcases some surprising amenities. More

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7 Picturesque Areas Ideal for Watching the 2024 Summer Olympics

Check out these stunning living spaces equipped with TVs from previous Builder's... More

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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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