July 2016

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Two of the largest, most significant buyer groups are in different stages of life, yet are often drawn to similar features in a home. Here’s a look at those intersecting tastes—and how to maximize them.

A checklist for ensuring that quick-delivery homes contribute to the success of your business

Focus on continuing improvement to help prevent warranty hassles and give you an edge over competitors

Many builders have little choice but to look farther and farther out into the suburbs, where the prices need to be highly competitive to entice enough buyers

Home builders report on the status of credit availability, alternative financing, and cumbersome paperwork

If you’re not using all possible resources to pursue everyone who has shown interest in your product, you need to start—today.

Water-based synthetic rubber polymer, fly ash, and silica powder can be added to the concrete mix to neutralize negative chemical reactions.

A range of solutions can accentuate outdoor living.

The grand winner of the 2016 Race to Zero Student Design Competition is an affordable, sustainable house with emergency preparedness in mind

The new standards are expected to increasing efficiency by about 10 percent on average and save 500 million kilowatt-hours annually.

Metro areas like Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco-Oakland all saw their share of middle-income adults decrease by at least 5 percentage points from 2000 to 2014.

The vast majority of architects aren’t trained in the intricacies of efficient construction. Engineers are trained, but most show little or no concern.

Builders are naturally involved in the well-being of their communities

The groups that bookend the market want many of the same things in a home

Focusing a project inward can help residents make important connections with one another

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