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The New Renewable

The rise of the multi-household single-family home that adjusts in real-time and... More

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Countertop Innovation

The latest innovations in style and engineering More

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Drees Opts in on Ekotrope Sustainable Design Tool

Drees Homes says the building optimization software will help future-proof homes, while Homewise proffers over half a million in savings. More

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Construction Budget Cheat Sheet

Guest blogger Kevin Eckert shares this methods for making sure a project budget is do-able. More

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Using Hand Drawing to Market Your Architecture Firm

Guest blogger Mark R. LePage in praise of drawing by hand. More

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FHA Will End Banks' Extra Interest Charges at Closing

Real estate columnist Kenneth R. Harney reports that hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. Thanks to a policy switch that was recently made final, charging extra interest payments on loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration will soon be banned. More

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Power Shift: Buyers Get an Upper Hand As Supply Expands, Motivation Intensifies

Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson sees two profound market dynamic shifts that should play a catalytic role in the present and near-future housing market: The first is a slowdown in home price growth. The second is a shift in pricing power from sellers to a more balanced market. Add seller-urgency to buyer-motivation and you've got the makings of a market that can move. More

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Notes on Perfection

A design-builder reflects on the holy grail. More

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The Big Builder Back-to-School Learning Curve

Our analysis this week dives into a fascinating report from Raymond James & Associates on the tie between 17 public builders' respective land positions filtered through's rankings of school districts in 39 metro areas, and the first-to-second quarter 2025 change in sales volumes captured by Metrostudy for those 17 builders across those 39 markets. More

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