PB April 2014

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House plans for today’s first-time buyers must combine value with delivering on their desire for amenities.

Expanding this bath just enough for an upscale shower, deep tub, more storage, and separate his-and-hers vanities provides the spa-like atmosphere homebuyers want.

Homebuyers not only value outdoor living space, they have come to expect it. These outdoor environments run the gamut from modest to lavish.

Builders and architects reveal their top considerations for selecting windows and doors.

Maintaining customer confidence creates a strong foundation for referral sales.

Practice makes perfect, and simulated selling helps your salespeople show what they know.

Complexity is inherent to home building, but you must manage it or it will manage you.

Builders press for immigration reform, saying change is essential to the full recovery of the housing industry and the economy.

Matt Ivey shares how Ivey Homes found a successful medium between in-house sales and outsourcing.

Can a dysfunctional Congress and a beleaguered White House finally agree on tax and housing finance reform? (Hint: Probably not this year...)

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD delivers the capability heavy-duty truck customers demand, along with greater refinement and control for more comfort and confidence.

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500’s available EcoTec3 5.3L V8 engine offers the best V8 fuel economy in any full-size pickup at an EPA-estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway (2wd).

The 2014 Nissan NV Cargo is available in three models—NV1500, NV2500 HD, and NV3500 HD—and in two roof configurations: Standard Roof and High Roof.

The new F-150 from Ford features advanced materials that improve durability and inhibit corrosion, faster processors that enhance driving performance, and breakthrough cargo management and towing solutions.

The new 2014 ProMaster is the latest addition to the Ram commercial vehicle lineup.

Duradek is offering a new color in its Ultra Cork line.

The new 9-inch tall, square Woodgrain Structural Column from Fypon can be stained to resemble real wood, but comes with all the benefits of polyurethane.

AZEK Pavers added three new products to its lineup.

The Two Burner Grill and Grill in a Box from Coyote Outdoor Living is a compact professional grill that is great for smaller homes and apartments.

With its Good Life decking line, Fiberon is providing the benefits of low-maintenance decking at a price closer to wood.

The Evo Affinity Classic 30G from Danver is part of the Evo Flattop Grill line of manually controlled, gas-fired cooktops for residential outdoor kitchens.

This beverage dispenser uses exclusive airflow technology from TRUE to deliver a frosty and refreshing beverage, every time.

Homeowners can control the Mezzo series of modern gas fireplaces from Heat & Glo from virtually anywhere using a Wi-Fi-enabled app on smartphones and tablets.

Progress Lighting has unveiled four new outdoor collections. 

Landscape architects and builders can help clients define their outdoor living rooms with the Walpole cellular PVC railing system.

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