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HousingZone's projects, project ideas, trends, and tips for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



News
May 06, 2011

Thirteen builders, remodelers, and other home-building industry professionals were honored this week as winners of National Green Building Awards by the National Association of Home Builders at the 13th annual National Green Building Conference in Salt Lake City.

Features
April 18, 2011

Our team of architects and designers offers six designs that emphasize the value of proper kitchen layout and location. Ranging from an award-winning luxury home to sketches for smaller-size designs, each concept confirms that the kitchen has become the “command center” and focal point of virtually every new home.

Features
April 18, 2011

Beazer, Oakwood, and Winchester are among the home builders utilizing building information modeling technology to gain efficiencies in the tough housing market.

Features
April 16, 2011

What makes a home a best-seller? Price, location, and amenities are important, but design can make or break a sale. We profile eight home designs that have what it takes to make customers sign on the dotted line.

20 ways to save $5,000 a unit

20 ways to save $5,000 a unit

Features
April 10, 2011

From optimizing foundation design to reducing roof pitch to re-thinking your trash-removal process, Lean operations guru Scott Sedam identifies numerous ways to save a bundle on each and every home you build.

News
March 31, 2011

Land on Development Company is planning to develop 506 acres of newly acquired property in Texas into a master-planned residential community.

Builders profit from distressed land acquisitions

Builders profit from distressed land acquisitions

Features
March 27, 2011

While many home builders are minimizing exposure to land assets, opportunistic companies like Charter Homes, Signature Homes, and Toll Brothers view distressed land acquisition as a solution for both short-term survival and future success.

4 expandable house design concepts

4 expandable house design concepts

Features
March 18, 2011

In the latest installment of Professional Builder's House Review collaborative, leading architects and designers present four creative plans designed to grow as the family grows. Rather than creating designs where expanded areas become obvious add-ons, these homes maintain both functionality and outstanding curb appeal as they are expanded.

Professional Builder webinar: 35 Moneymaking Ideas for Builders in 2011

Professional Builder webinar: 35 Moneymaking Ideas for Builders in 2011

Features
March 18, 2011

Making money as a builder has never been more demanding than it is today. New tools and ideas are required to achieve success. Join Professional Builder's editors Patrick O'Toole and David Barista and columnist Scott Sedam for a fast-paced, one-hour webinar loaded with ideas you can use in your business today. This free webinar is available on demand.

25 essential scheduling practices for home builders

25 essential scheduling practices for home builders

Features
March 21, 2011

There’s a simple fact in home building: The best builders are the best schedulers.
With that in mind, here are 25 essential practices to take your scheduling to a new level. Tips include establishing all pricing up front, accounting for weather in the schedule, and using manufactured components when possible.

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