Best Practices

The idea behind the Open Prototype Initiative — what will be a showcase of four high-quality, economically constructed homes — was to improve the way all homes are built in America. And…

 

Taylor Woodrow learned first-hand the impact of implementing off-the-beaten-path marketing strategies when a home sold after the company ran an in-flight airline infomercial in which a passenger walks…

With energy prices on the rise, buyers are becoming increasingly attracted to the notion of high-performance homes. High-performance homes offer consumers relief with lower energy costs…

When visiting a new-home sales center, most customers will tell you they are interested in two things: seeing the model home and finding out home prices. When sales associates hear this,…

For some builders, job site waste is an afterthought. Many just rent the dumpster, throw the waste in and forget about it.

The NAHB…

There are two initiatives underfoot to streamline the Environmental Protection Agency's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System of the Clean Water Act, which regulates storm water…

The medical and home-building industries have at least one thing in common right now: the debate over self-induced problems. The medical community is at odds over just how much physical…

The Hispanic population is the largest minority group in the U.S., but no formal effort had been made to recruit Latinos for the residential building industry — until now.

I'm not referring to rental properties or homes, but people. Most builders will tell you that people — or lack there of — are their greatest challenge to growth. The need for qualified…

Here is a scenario to challenge your staff and in the process, discover some profound insights on home building strategy, especially in view of the recent slowdowns in so many markets.…

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