October 2016

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The Home Builders Institute is dedicated to providing a path to employment for those who need one—and it’s helping alleviate the labor shortage in the process

Talking operations management with Taylor Morrison's Alan Laing

Impressing the judges is less about defending your methods and more about  conveying how you accomplished the mission

Esprit de corps and solid marketing power continuous improvement

Knowing what to do and getting it done

More than 80 percent of houses built in New England or the Middle Atlantic region last year were two stories or more.

A tighter building envelope makes it more important than ever to be informed and vigilant about mold 

A study from Niche, a research startup, analyzed 220 U.S. cities and focused on the ratio of home value to income, median property taxes, median home values, and median rent

Controlling cracks in stucco lessens the potential for more serious problems below the surface, but it requires a dedicated process and attention to detail

Three scalable solutions for enclosure offer options for efficiency 

Scale, functionality, finishes, and attention to detail distinguish the best-executed luxury homes 

COQ refers not to the cost of building a quality product, but rather the cost of not doing so

Key elements of Craftsman style are being incorporated into new homes with modern floor plans

The bath has evolved into an individualized, spa-like retreat, via clean-lined, tech-smart products that reflect the owners’ tastes and personalities

Two million homes, worth a combined $882 billion, are at risk if the sea levels rise by six feet by the year 2100

Here’s how to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth from hard-won traffic, prospects, and appointments

Overall, one Walk Score point can increase the price of a home by 0.9 percent. The price rates varied by metro and by the change in score.

The appeal and versatility of a style that grew up in America

The talks established contacts among Chilean producers and American buyers and identified policy barriers

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