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July 28, 2017

Palm Springs, Calif., has been a redoubt for snowbirds and show business royalty at least since the 1930s. It’s had ups and downs and is now experiencing another revival, with artisanal coffee shops and home design stores on its main street.

July 25, 2017

The working world is rife with stereotypes about Millennial employees: They’re entitled, they prefer texting to talking, and they want a trophy for just showing up.

June 27, 2017

After spending the better part of a decade on the sidelines, Millennials are finally starting to buy homes.

June 26, 2017

Airbnb, Zipcar, Lyft, TaskRabbit: What has come to be known as the sharing economy may be fueled by a Millennial mindset, but many aspects of it have big appeal for Boomers, too. 

June 26, 2017

As so often happens, while I was searching for something online I came across something else that caught my eye, an article that appeared in Professional Builder in 2000. It began:

June 15, 2017

More and more buyers are looking for energy-efficient homes that contribute to a healthier environment, offer more comfort, and help lower energy bills. Energy efficiency isn’t just a nice option; it’s a requirement for builders that want to sell more homes.

May 30, 2017

It's close to Mother’s Day as I write this and ads everywhere are hawking the customary gifts of flowers, chocolates, and the usual household items, such as blenders and vacuums.

May 30, 2017

This month in our annual salute to regional builders, we look at five that are leaders in their MSAs.

May 01, 2017

While reading this issue, you may notice that one topic comes up in several of the articles: the significant impact of government regulations on home building. It’s not a coincidence; it is one of the most important factors in determining the course of the industry.

May 01, 2017

Senior editor Sue Bady wants to set something straight: Accessory dwelling units aren’t the same thing as tiny houses.

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