Outstanding mortgage debt grew by 1.9 percent in the third quarter, and both new and existing home sales are up from last year

House destroyed by landslide. Photo: Thatotherperson/Wikimedia Commons

Now in its fifth year, the Standard Bearers Awards for Excellence in Energy Code Compliance recognizes states, cities, and individuals that raise compliance with building energy codes and improve t

The five-bedroom home feels like a resort, with a row of guest suites lined up along the entry courtyard. The master suite takes up an entire corner of the house, with a spa-like master bath that stretches longer than the sleeping area itself.

Professional Builder’s Show Village and the New American Home make for a record number of show homes at this year’s International Builders’ Show

Olivia, Plan 3 from Robert Hidey Architects

Large or compact, modern or transitional, this room is still the center of everything

Outdoor living rooms and mudrooms are increasingly popular

In Miami, it is 53.2 percent cheaper to buy a home at the median price of $259,527 than it is to rent an average apartment in the city at $2,000 per month

Photo: SanjibLemar/Wikimedia Commons

Trulia’s 2017 Housing Outlook explores Millennial buyers, rising mortgage rates, and the markets to watch

Homes in Washington D.C. Photo: Mark Hogan/Creative Commons

Apartments in New York City. Photo: Steve Parker/Creative Commons

Part one: The impact of the trade shortage on margins, quality, and delivery nationwide


Caesarstone: The Family-Proof Surface for Busy Homes

Cooking blog duo Maria and Josh from Two Peas and Their Pod decided to build their family's dream home and came to Caesarstone for their kitchen and laundry room. They wanted the marble-look but also knew they needed something more durable. Enter our Statuario Nuvo quartz! 

Caesarstone’s Statuario Maximus

Caesarstone’s 5031 Statuario Maximus™ marble inspired design features broad shades of grey veins sweeping across its soft white base color, further enriched by delicate background veins. Statuario Maximus quartz makes a luxurious statement in kitchens, bathrooms, and commercial applications.

Caesarstone white kitchens by exceptional designers.

Caesarstone's range of white offers endless possibilities! Countertops, islands, backsplashes, tables, benches and other furniture easily combine the beautiful elegance of white with the ease of Caesarstone quartz. 

Capturing authentic southern charm with lasting character

See how the artistry and innovation of James Hardie® siding and trim with ColorPlus® Technology were used to showcase the best of southern-inspired architecture on the 50th Anniversary Southern Living Idea Home.


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December 2016

This Month in Professional Builder


Make your homes stand out by including rooms, features, details, and finishes that buyers won't forget. 

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