February 2017

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Builders and architects report on what's been happening with expenses, square footage, and buyer demographics.

Affordable housing that wins design awards and does not decrease the property values of nearby single-family homes.

Today’s master suite offers practicality, top-tier finishes, and a variety of hardworking private spaces 

With a 19 percent increase in sales from 2015, Irvine Ranch overtook The Villages as the nation's best seller last year

Utah was the only state to experience a 2 percent increase in population between 2015 and 2016

First-time buyers desire amenities and features such as separate laundry rooms, low-E windows, Energy Star–rated appliances, programmable thermostats, and exterior lighting

In terms of how builders run their companies, stop and ask yourself: Have we gotten better or worse since the crash? 

With a HERS Index score of zero and luxe features galore, the New American Home is a gold mine of innovation

Homes available for first-time buyers dropped 12 percent last year, and starter homes now comprise only 25 percent of the total number of homes

The aging population is expected to significantly increase by 2035. By then, more than 800,000 older households will be buying new homes every year.

The farmhouse is being reinvented for contemporary times, and the results pack big appeal for buyers

Proper window flashing is a multistep process, but it could all be for naught if you don’t correctly detail the sill

Milennial buyers expect personalization, and they want transparency in the sales process

Our roundup of home design trends, fresh from the 2017 International Builders Show

Winners of the 2017 National Sales & Marketing Awards offer creative examples of how to entice buyers from the get-go

July 2017

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