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Denise Dersin

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Denise Dersin

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Denise Dersin, editorial director of Professional Builder, Custom Builder, PRODUCTS, NKBA Innovation+Inspiration, and co-editor of Multifamily Design+Construction, has been in publishing as an editor and writer for 30 years and has worked in the housing industry for much of that time.

Can We Afford to Raise Rates?

Is the economy well enough? Many analysts say it's not

Can We Afford To Raise Rates?

Is the economy “well enough”? Many economists and analysts say it’s not. 

Being Smart About Smart Homes

For home buyers, smart gadgets and systems aren't just nice to have — the features are becoming necessities.

To Ease the Labor Shortage, We Need a Game-Changer

Is wider embracing of pre-assembled systems part of the solution?

Homes: The Gold Standard

The idea of houses as investments has done us no favors in this country

New Ideas Needed for an Underserved Market

The single-person household is now the second largest household type

A New, Leaner Urbanism Is Taking Hold

Advocating an alternative to the highly regulated planning within TNDs.

New Ideas Needed for an Underserved Market

An increase in small households represents a big opportunity for home builders

Homes: The Gold Standard

Houses won't build wealth for you the way that stocks and bonds can. But houses are a good investment in other ways

Water Conservation Awareness on the Rise

There's more public awareness of the need for water conservation, but the U.S. still has the highest per capita water consumption in the world


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