June 2017

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The developer of Terramor, the newest master planned community in the Inland Empire, elaborates on the underserved active adult market and on California's arduous entitlement wringer.

It’s a seemingly simple detail, but mistakes cause multiple headaches

Enormous kitchen islands, lavish outdoor rooms, and blended architectural styles are three major design trends in housing this year

Reader response on the labor shortage, immigrant workers, and the need for action comes flowing in. Here’s a sampling

In a time of consolidation and increasingly discerning buyers, these five regional builders continue to prevail in their markets

Products are greener, more durable, and better looking than ever before. But what about those that make work easier? You can play a key part

Our annual salute to regional builders that prevail in their markets

Randy Jackson, president of PlaceWorks, a California-based community planning and design firm, identifies trends in the design of master plans

Plans that respond to population trends, economic factors, and new kinds of living arrangements 

NAHB vice president Paul Emrath says that a 19.88 percent duty would lead to $498.3 million in lost wages and salaries for U.S. workers

A longtime builder shares what he learned from an apprenticeship with a car dealer

When designing homes for narrow or wide lots, considerations like scale, privacy, garage placement, and natural light are paramount

Have you ever wished a product was just a little bit different?

A recent poll found that most young adults who are undecided on a career are not interested in construction trades

Research shows that using condensing water heaters or boilers with hydronic air handling units can provide both space- and water-heating efficiencies of 90 percent or higher

July 2017

This Month in Professional Builder


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

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