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Susan Bady

Senior Editor

Susan Bady has been writing about the housing industry for 30 years. She is senior editor of Professional Builder and Custom Builder magazines, and produces the Design Innovation e-newsletter.  Bady has also written for such consumer magazines as Cabin Life and Better Homes and Gardens’ Home Plan Ideas


More Housing Options for Mature Boomers

Baby Boomers approaching their 70s will need a wider range of housing options, including those with on-site health care

Build to Rent

Momentum Builds for Build-to-Rent

Communities of newly built, single-family homes are being developed exclusively for renters by choice

Southern Accents: Home Designs of the South

Historically designed to handle the sultry climate, homes in the South maximize outdoor living while respecting regional traditions

Gearing Up for Generation Z

It's time to start planning for the post-Millennials who will start buying homes en masse within the next 10 years

Lagoon House, Project of the Year / Gold Award, Custom Home

A Marin County, Calif., home connects to its coastal location

Infill Housing

Right-Size Infill

Small-scale infill projects, walkable to everything, are a sweet spot for the local and regional builder

Home Design

Small Lot, Big Impact

Buyers will gladly accept smaller lots in exchange for smartly designed single-family homes in walkable locations

Off-Site Construction

No Compromise With Prefab Housing

Add energy efficiency and design sophistication to the benefits of using prefab and modular construction

Production Home Builders Let Buyers Have It Their Way

Luxury production builders are luring buyers with prep kitchens, hidden rooms, casitas, and more

BALA Best in American Living Awards

Gather Inspiration From the 2017 Best in American Living Awards

These four Best in American Living Award winners point the way to market success with exquisite design and site sensitivity

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NAHB Chairman's Message: In a challenging business environment for home builders, and with higher housing costs for families, the National Association of Home Builders is working to help home builders better meet the nation's housing needs

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