The Oasis kitchen from The Evans Group

Photo: courtesy The Evans Group

The kitchen as focal point lives on, with increased emphasis on islands and pantries.

housing, construction, multifamily, building, home building, new york, market

Photo: Sonia Sevilla/Wikimedia Commons

Construction of multifamily rental properties is outpacing single-family for-sale properties

Land development for building homes

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WalletHub Ranks 25 of Healthiest U.S. Housing Markets

Photo: Chensiyuan/Wikimedia Commons

Boston, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio currently are the healthiest housing markets

Marketing lessons learned by Kevin Oakley

There’s a lot to learn from a marketing exec who speaks openly about past blunders. Here's your chance to listen and learn

12 steps to sustainable profitability in home building

How to establish sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

Single-family home at NorthSky at RidgeGate, in Lone Tree, Colo.

Photo: Eric Lucero Photography

Involving the public, addressing affordability, and embracing product diversity are some of the lessons learned from successful New Urbanism.

The East Garrison development in Monterey, Calif., will be a to create a compact, walkable, mixed-use/mixed-income community.

Photo: Keith Sutter Photography

A small footprint and small lots combine with big ambition to create a compact, walkable, mixed-use/mixed-income community

Town Creek, in Brownfels, Texas, aims to attract a wide range of homebuyers.

Photo: Jason Risner

Town Creek will offer single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums, in addition to a range of amenities, to attract a wide spectrum of buyers

Grow community in Bainbridge Island, Wash.

The low-maintenance exterior materials include corrugated steel siding and fiber-cement panels painted in different colors. “An accent red is used on certain components, and all the front porches are a very dark purple,” architect Jonathan Davis says. Photo: David Cohen

Grow—an 8-acre, 141-unit community—is the largest solar community in Washington state

Welcome sign to the community of Seaside, in Florida.

Andrés Duany, designer of the influential Seaside development, has a new vision

Lead paint peeling off wood

The lack of a reliable lead paint test kit continues to have potentially disastrous consequences for homeowners

5 Takeaways From D.R. Horton’s Results

Photo: Great Valley Center/Flickr

Five things that can be learned about the new-home market from D.R. Horton’s latest numbers

Baby Boomers, retirement, multigenerational, houses, residential

The trend grows along with the increase in multigenerational homes

Americans Think Real Estate Is the Best Investment, Survey Finds

Experts say investors get more peace of mind from the tangible aspects of real estate compared to stocks and bonds

Condo Construction, Housing Market, Housing, Homes, California

Construction of One Rincon Hill in San Francisco, 2006. Photo: Armin van Buuren, Wikimedia Commons

The Wall Street Journal argues that the lack of condos, which can serve as entry-level housing, is a missed opportunity in the housing recovery


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