January 2017

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Multifamily, rentals, and assisted living are not flash-in-the-pan opportunities for MBK Homes.

The trade shortage gets worse before it gets better

Builders and architects report on amenities for the most important rooms in the home.

Insulating and air sealing unseen and hard-to-reach pockets is critical to energy-efficient homes

Grand winners of this year’s DOE Housing Innovation competition are market ready and show that the future is here

Realize that customers are your reason for being, and rely on them for trustworthy feedback 

Homes get built, in large part, because of great relationships

“Housing in 2017: Discouraged Democrats, Revived Republicans, and Middling Millennials” delves into Millennial homeownership, rising mortgage rates, and the markets to watch this year

Manufacturers including Sherwin-Williams, PPG, Dutch Boy, and Dunn-Edwards named the trendiest hues of the year

By facilitating and requiring collaboration among all construction trades, builders can mitigate the expense of framing rework and better avoid the consequences of the skilled labor shortage

Direct costs are usually the largest slice of the cost-component pie for builders. Cutting them goes a long way toward saving money

No budget? Proceed at your own risk. Or, check out our strategic spending guide for the coming year

Labor shortages are an industrywide epidemic. Here’s how to bring on and retain top talent

Political affiliations aside, NAHB Chairman Ed Brady writes that the association will communicate with Congress and push hard for legislation that will benefit the entire nation

One thing I can guarantee: 2017 will be nothing if not interesting

Cost-effective ideas for homes that serve entry-level buyers and downsizers, too

Resort-style living meets energy smarts in a sleek and luxurious midcentury retreat  

July 2017

This Month in Professional Builder


Ashton Woods launched Starlight Homes to target entry-level home...

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