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. You can reach her at sbady@sgcmail.com

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June 01, 2015

Small, infill multifamily projects like this one exemplify the tenets of Lean Urbanism, a growing movement that was born out of New Urbanism.

April 24, 2015

If the Boomers were a tidal wave, the Millennials are a tsunami—there are 92 million of them, compared with 77 million Boomers.

October 04, 2014

I have a talent for stating the obvious, so I might as well tell you right now that when I visit a well-designed community, it just feels right.

March 04, 2015

I sang the praises of Grass Valley, Calif., in an earlier blog, so I might as well give up my secret: my wife and I are plan

January 27, 2015

With their laser focus on the 55-and-older market, I wonder if home builders and developers might be overlooking an emerging niche: singles (photo: Four Lights Tiny House Co.).

September 25, 2014

The cover story of Time’s July 14 issue is a 39-page special report, “The Smarter Home.” Naturally, I had to read it.

August 25, 2014

A recent blog post on the Estes Builders website got me thinking about what my ultimate home office would look like.

July 21, 2014

These books are insightful, thought-provoking, and worthy of a spot on your coffee table.

July 16, 2014

I’ve been talking to builders lately about coping with tight lot setbacks. Some build in the city, where it’s commonplace to see a new home shoehorned on a lot with 2- or 3-foot side yards.

June 05, 2014

Remember when interior designer Carole Eichen coined the term “merchandising” to describe her approach to model homes?

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