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The trade shortage gets worse before it gets better

Grand winners of this year’s DOE Housing Innovation competition are market ready and show that the future is here

Homes get built, in large part, because of great relationships

Manufacturers including Sherwin-Williams, PPG, Dutch Boy, and Dunn-Edwards named the trendiest hues of the year

“Housing in 2017: Discouraged Democrats, Revived Republicans, and Middling Millennials” delves into Millennial homeownership, rising mortgage rates, and the markets to watch this year

By facilitating and requiring collaboration among all construction trades, builders can mitigate the expense of framing rework and better avoid the consequences of the skilled labor shortage

Direct costs are usually the largest slice of the cost-component pie for builders. Cutting them goes a long way toward saving money

Labor shortages are an industrywide epidemic. Here’s how to bring on and retain top talent

No budget? Proceed at your own risk. Or, check out our strategic spending guide for the coming year

One thing I can guarantee: 2017 will be nothing if not interesting

Political affiliations aside, NAHB Chairman Ed Brady writes that the association will communicate with Congress and push hard for legislation that will benefit the entire nation

Cost-effective ideas for homes that serve entry-level buyers and downsizers, too

Insulating and air sealing unseen and hard-to-reach pockets is critical to energy-efficient homes

Realize that customers are your reason for being, and rely on them for trustworthy feedback 

Resort-style living meets energy smarts in a sleek and luxurious midcentury retreat  

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