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Why Smart Builders Care About Walkability

Increasingly, the market is demanding places where homeowners can hoof it. Here are some ways you can deliver. More

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Trumark's Wallis Ranch coup sets a tone for the 2014 land acquisition game

How can a relatively small, single-state privately-held home builder triumph over a dozen behemoth, cash-bloated publics in the acquisition of one the San Francisco Bay Area's most coveted 184-acre tracts? BUILDER's John McManus talks to Trumark Homes principal Mike Naples for a sliver of insight. More

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DOE Solicits Student Design Competition Entries

DOE student design competition seeks quality, high-performance entries. More

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A big week ahead in the big builder game

What does the New Home Company initial public offering this past Friday tell us about where we are in the housing recovery? What does it say to us about the leadership challenge we face moving ahead into Spring Selling Season 2014? What does "what inning are we in?" mean, and why does it matter this week more than it did, or will? More

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25 Multidirectional Maps of 2013

The top Pulse maps we've shared with you this year fall all over the map (see what we did there?). There's no unifying theme to be found among the maps you liked best, except that we all must care about what's going on in other necks of the woods than our own. Check out 2013's 25 most popular maps: From population growth to waist growth, and even vegetable consumption. More

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The New American Home Takes Project Management to a New Level

Builder Josh Anderson navigates the twists and turns of constructing the country’s most celebrated showhome. More

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Coming Soon: Energy Labels with Comparable Data

A federally funded pilot program is developing energy labels for homes similar to MPG labels for cars. More

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Big Builder leader board: home building's most powerful women -- UPDATE 12/4/13

It's Monday, the November National Association of Home Builders home builder sentiment index is due as we reach mailboxes. But, we're BIG BUILDER, so let's get beyond the ephemeral headline story and think bigger. As the Federal Reserve chair confirmation process proceeds, we ask who are home building's most powerful, highest paid, most influential women? More importantly, is change afoot in home building enterprises' leadership composition? Could it be that more change should come? Here are a few other think big opportunities: What business are you in? Are relationships core to your land acquisition strategy? Private quandary: borrow, buy, sell, or die? More

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Are Building Codes Revised Too Often?

Pennsylvania is the latest state to take up this debate, but the question is national in scope. More

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Nocatee Kept Building During the Recession

Even as the recession shuttered subdivisions all around, North Florida's Nocatee master planned community continued to build its infrastructure and grow sales. More

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