March 2017

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Builders are introducing new floor plans that respond to the needs of an increasingly diverse population

Quality and energy efficiency are the top factors for picking windows, while price rules for door selection

Honoring home building's young leaders

Climbing prices are shutting out some potential buyers, but savvy purchasing can help offset pressures exerted by market conditions

Contemporary aesthetics, quartz countertops, and vinyl flooring are becoming more popular in kitchen and bath design

Three unmet needs and the market shifts they signal are a call to innovation; a chance for differentiation

A lesson in how essential truths endure and key best practices remain relevant

The standout kitchen and bath features in The New American Home 2017 offer innovation, luxury, and new takes on the tried and true 

Single-family home production is expected to increase 10 percent to 855,000 units in 2017, and next year will be even stronger

At best, drywall cracks are annoying; at worst, they hint at a deeper issue. Here are tips for keeping them at bay

The median age of owner-occupied housing reached 37 years in 2015, and only 3 percent of homes were built since 2010

The authors offer their assessment of where home builders’ biggest opportunities may lie

Builders need to keep in mind impact fees, so NAHB tabulated the average number of school-age children in housing units across the country

Building more house-scale buildings with multiple units may be one way to address the dearth of housing inventory.

Fresh interpretations of a setup that was once standard in most downtowns and villages

In home building, beware of heroes, because teamwork is everything. Here's how to make sure it's happening 

Last year, foreclosure filings were reported on 933,045 U.S. properties—down from more than 3 million in 2009 and 2010

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