April 2017

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Nature informs current trends in wall treatments, countertops, and tile, in natural materials and impressive man-made imitations

Essential design moves make it easier to deliver outdoor space, natural light, and privacy

A 25-year veteran of the housing industry makes the case for investing in good quality up front instead of paying for bad quality later

The U.S. is overdue for immigration reform, and it's time for builders to step up and play a leading role in that movement 

Successful mixed-use projects provide housing, retail, and other amenities that energize the surrounding neighborhood

Effective phone and email communication makes you a more compelling person, even when you’re out of sight

Compared with 2015, the previous record year for both metrics, total sales increased 4.6 percent and the median price rose 7.7 percent

On a new home tour in Southern California, PB's editorial director found some refreshing surprises

An extensive review of the “Waters of the United States” definition may change the stormwater and wetlands permitting processes

Professional Builder’s Show Village homes offered ideas for Millennials and Boomers and kitchens and baths, plus easy-to-use smart home technology

Doing it right help keeps the foundation dry

Growth in remodeling spending will be driven by older homeowners who make upgrades to age in place

The market is hot, yet home is being seen as a quality-of-life investment, rather than a commodity

The monthly mortgage payment for the typical U.S. home was $758 as of the end of last year

Streamlined and personalized looks favor practical storage, open layouts, and considerations for aging in place

June 2017

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Fiber cement, vinyl, and brick are the top choices for buyers...

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