Large suburban home

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Dancing Light, Project of the Year

Dancing Light, Project of the Year, is “magic ... so in tune with everything around it,” said the judges. The home is named for the way light bounces off floors and walls, and across the wood ceilings. The pool, set close to the house, acts as an evaporative cooler, says builder Jerry Meek: As air moves across the water’s surface, it cools the interior. Photographer: Alexander Vertikoff.

Classics at Station 361, from Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

Classics at Station 361, from Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

A century-old idea is being reborn, and it offers smart answers to the demands of today’s market

Denver street

Denver. Photo: quinntheislander/Pixabay

More than 40 percent of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials spend a disproportionate amount of their income toward rent

Homes in the Bushrod neighborhood of Oakland

Homes in the Bushrod neighborhood of Oakland. Photo: Sharon Hahn Darlin/Creative Commons

Redfin followed up on its February predictions of the neighborhoods that were expected to have the fastest growth in home values

Homes in Cleveland

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Prices reached $255,600, up 10.1 percent from the first quarter

Houses being built

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Three Texas markets are expected to build 130,000 homes this year, more than 50 other large metros combined

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Surgeons, who earn $252,000 a year on average, can save $55,000 for a down payment in only 2.2 years

people building a house

Photo: Robbin Cresswell

Undergraduate enrollment in construction trade programs has grown 26 percent since last year

Homes in San Jose, Calif.

Homes in San Jose, Calif. Photo: Travis Wise/Creative Commons

Households need to earn at least six figures to even think of living comfortably in Los Angeles or San Francisco

key for new house

Around 77 percent of wealthy households own their own homes, compared to only 34.9 percent of poor households

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If buyers want a bigger house, they should look toward smaller cities in the South and Midwest

Existing house in California

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The older generations own more than half of the nation’s homes

house with veranda

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Florence, S.C., ranked first, followed by Macon, Ga., Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Vero Beach, Fla., and Texarkana, Texas

3d printing shape

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3D printing industry implements new standards, UpCodes launches new codes compliance app, builders shooting for Zero Net Energy status brace for legal risks


The Tale of Three Canoes

Astonishing test of waterproofing materials takes ASTM D779 out of the lab and into Lake Tahoe.

Vic Remmers
Rich Robinson
Julia Reinert

August 2017

This Month in Professional Builder

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