Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
A compilation of business news, trends, and surveys on customer satisfaction, financials, human resources, marketing, and sales.
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During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama announced the creation of a new unit that will investigate financial institutions suspected of improperly bundling home loans into securities for investors, according to a New York Times story.
Having the right culture is the key to making Lean work in an organization. To demonstrate what a culture of commitment looks li
Having the right culture is the key to making Lean work in an organization. To demonstrate what a culture of commitment looks like, Scott Sedam profiles builders that truly “get it” when it comes to Lean operations.
Lately, the talk from builders that I’ve connected with has been about the suddenly dwindling supply of available prime real estate in their markets, especially entitled land and finished lots in good locations. I’m also hearing stories of bidding wars leading to a run-up in lot and land prices in certain submarkets and communities. The fascinating thing is that these land battles and lot shortages are even occurring in some of the nation’s most overbuilt markets.
75 years of people, ideas and trends in home building
In honor of Professional Builder's 75th anniversary, we profile pioneering figures, breakthrough ideas, and transformative market trends that have shaped home building since 1936.
Two-month extension would be funded by tacking extra fees onto Fannie and Freddie mortgages
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K. Hovnanian’s Bobby Ray has announced he is stepping down as group president of the builder’s Texas and Florida markets after 12 years with the company.
Tech review: Which tablet is right for you?
The iPad changed mobile computing forever, but is it the best tool for field and office construction professionals? New tablets on the market offer more security, less glare, and serious business applications for builders, designers, and construction users alike.
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Standard Pacific Homes' CEO Ken Campbell has announced that he is resigning his job and his board of directors position effective January, saying that a former chief of the firm's Orange County division will be his successor.
A number of economists and politicians have issued housing plans in the last few weeks. Here's a round-up of the ideas.
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William Monroe, a former VP in Meritage Homes' Nevada division, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $1.4 million from the builder. According to an AP report, Monroe submitted fraudulent invoices to his former employer over a four-year period.