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Current Land Strategy: Proceed With Caution
Land Current Land Strategy: Proceed With Caution Builders right now are more conservative and selective in regard to acquiring new land, yet remain committed to... read more
Number of HERS-Rated Homes Surpasses 335,000 in 2022
Energy Efficiency Number of HERS-Rated Homes Surpasses 335,000 in 2022 Texas was the top performing state of 2022, with more than 80,000 homes receiving a HERS Index Score. read more
IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year
Design IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year These telltale features will make your homes look dated, according to two floor plan experts at IBS. read more
IBS 2023: Key Takeaways From the Show
Trade Shows IBS 2023: Key Takeaways From the Show Zonda employees reflect on what they observed while in Las Vegas for the International Builders' Show. read more
IBS 2023: Las Vegas Aces Coach Becky Hammon Shares How to BUILD a Team That Wins
Leadership IBS 2023: Las Vegas Aces Coach Becky Hammon Shares How to BUILD a Team That Wins In her Game Changer session, the WNBA coach tells participants that successful leadership starts with a solid foundation. read more
IBS 2023: The Importance of Home Technology Planning
Technology IBS 2023: The Importance of Home Technology Planning As more buyers desire technology ranging from home automation to smart lighting, builders... read more
Meritage Homes Slips Past Earnings Estimate
Earnings Reports Meritage Homes Slips Past Earnings Estimate The home builder sees a 32% year-over-year increase in home closing revenues in the fourth quarter. read more
New-Home Lot Inventory Jumps in Fourth Quarter
Lots New-Home Lot Inventory Jumps in Fourth Quarter Zonda reports lot supply remains historically low but is now at the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2020. read more
IBS 2023: The Value of People Over Production
Leadership IBS 2023: The Value of People Over Production Taylor Burtner, Ingrid Prince, Craig Nelson, and Beth Russell share how leaders can take steps... read more
Project Gallery: Illinois Home Features Delivery Vestibule to Conceal Packages
Residential Projects Project Gallery: Illinois Home Features Delivery Vestibule to Conceal Packages Located outside of Chicago, this home by Morgante Wilson Architects includes a delivery door to manage package arrival. read more

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IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year
IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year

These telltale features will make your homes look dated, according to two floor plan experts at IBS.

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House Plan with In-Law Suite Front Exterior: See More at Houseplans.com
House Plan of the Week: Narrow with an In-Law Suite

This floor plan features a unique casita above the garage.

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1 Story Farmhouse Plan Back Exterior (See Details at Houseplans.com)
House Plan of the Week: One-Story Farmhouse from Visbeen Architects

This spacious design gives homeowners plenty of storage and an open layout.

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IBS 2023: What's the Latest in House Plan Trends?
IBS 2023: What's the Latest in House Plan Trends?

Find out what features you should be including, or excluding, in your home plan layouts this year.

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IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year

These telltale features will make your homes look dated, according to two floor... More

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Project Gallery: Illinois Home Features Delivery Vestibule to Conceal Packages

Located outside of Chicago, this home by Morgante Wilson Architects includes a... More

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Pickleball Courts Emerge as Newest Must-Have Neighborhood Amenity

The up-and-coming sport has attracted a following across the country, and builders... More

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IBS 2023: Buyer Preferences and Home Trends for 2023

Rose Quint and Donald Ruthroff share how home buyer preferences are shifting,... More

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House Plan of the Week: Narrow with an In-Law Suite

This floor plan features a unique casita above the garage. More

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Liv-Connected’s Conexus Model Marries Design and Function with Rapid Installation

The emerging modular builder has designed a product that is attractive, affordable... More

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9 Design Trends to Incorporate in 2023 New Builds

Take a peek at what experts say will be popular in new-home design this year. More

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Third Wave of America at Home Study Reveals Updated Buyer Perceptions

The first post-pandemic survey reinforces earlier findings and uncovers new... More

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House Plan of the Week: One-Story Farmhouse from Visbeen Architects

This spacious design gives homeowners plenty of storage and an open layout. More

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