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What a Car Company Learned From Building a Sustainable Smart Home
Projects What a Car Company Learned From Building a Sustainable Smart Home From 2014 to 2022, the Honda Smart Home was a living laboratory built to demonstrate a vision for zero-carbon living and mobility. 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
Heard Not Seen: Incorporating Hidden Audio Into New Builds
Builder Intel Heard Not Seen: Incorporating Hidden Audio Into New Builds Architectural speakers are gaining traction as a desirable amenity. Here’s what builders need to know. read more
Meet the Winners of the 2024 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability
Competitions Meet the Winners of the 2024 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability This year's competition marks the sixth year of Ivory Innovations’ effort to shine a light on the most promising housing solutions. read more
Investor Home Purchases Increase for First Time Since 2022
Housing Trends Investor Home Purchases Increase for First Time Since 2022 Real estate investors purchased approximately 19% of homes sold in the first quarter, including 26.1% of low-priced homes. read more
Donald R. Horton Dies at 74
Leadership Donald R. Horton Dies at 74 D.R. Horton's founder and chairman will be remembered for 'his vision, tenacity, and never-ending drive.' read more
Meet the Leading Cause of Builder’s Risk Insurance Claims
Builder Intel Meet the Leading Cause of Builder’s Risk Insurance Claims Water damage helps drive up premiums. Here are 8 ways to fight back. read more
Epcon Communities on the 55-Plus Market
Single Family Epcon Communities on the 55-Plus Market Paul Hanson, president of Epcon Franchising, says demographic trends and generational preferences... read more
Single-Family Housing Starts Higher in April
Housing Data Single-Family Housing Starts Higher in April Single-family completions increased 15.4% on a month-over-month basis in April, according to the... read more
White Is Out: Designers Get Bold With Kitchen Colors
Kitchen White Is Out: Designers Get Bold With Kitchen Colors Learn more about how designers and builders are intelligently incorporating color and textures into today's kitchens. read more
Builders Feel the Pressure of Higher Mortgage Rates
Residential Construction Builders Feel the Pressure of Higher Mortgage Rates As mortgage rates hovered above 7% for the past four weeks, builder confidence falls for the first time since November. read more

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Modern house plan with an open layout, front exterior. See details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Modern Priorities

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

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

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

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Farmhouse plan 1096-100 front exterior. See more details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: 4 Beds Under 2,100 Square Feet

See how this simple farmhouse showcases bold curb appeal and a smart use of space.

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Simple lakefront house plan, exterior. See details at Houseplans.
House Plan of the Week: Lakefront Simplicity

This open layout showcases the view on a beautiful lot.

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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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What a Car Company Learned From Building a Sustainable Smart Home

From 2014 to 2022, the Honda Smart Home was a living laboratory built to... More

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House Plan of the Week: 4 Beds Under 2,100 Square Feet

See how this simple farmhouse showcases bold curb appeal and a smart use of space. More

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BUILDER Wins Two Neal Awards for Best Profile and Art Direction

The annual awards recognize excellence in business-to-business journalism. More

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New Texas Community Claims to Boost Your Mood

Johnson Development Corp. is opening the first single-family community in the... More

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House Plan of the Week: Lakefront Simplicity

This open layout showcases the view on a beautiful lot. More

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House Plan of the Week: Craftsman Farmhouse Curb Appeal

This three-bedroom home design stands out. More

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