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The building community reports on the growing popularity of bringing the indoors outside.

Zillow's 2015 Urban Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) was $269,036, compared with the 2015 Suburban ZHVI of $263,987.

Around 60 percent of U.S. households have a central cooling system, and most new homes are built with central air conditioning, so a change in standards would have widespread effects.

Sales are important, but positive customer experience is a gold mine.

A study commissioned by telecom company CommScope and carried out by Coleman Parkes Research discovered that this dedicated technology can increase a property’s value by 28 percent.

NRDC reports that advanced water heaters could save consumers up to $200 annually and could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 percent.

When trying to determine which job in home building is the toughest, the list of contenders is long and hotly contested

Sales are important, but positive customer experience is a gold mine.

 

Patio doors are bigger and better, and stylish sliders are coming on strong­—and there’s more. Here are the door trends you need to know about now 

Those under the age of 35 now make up the largest share of homebuyers

The 486-acre mixed-use community has more than 1,000 home sites sold, and home prices are about $200,000 above the average selling point in the Bend residential market. 

Appliances that conserve make it easier than ever to build water-sensible homes

Kitchen as living room, bathroom as spa, and clean, contemporary lines all around. Here are the design features that are pulling in buyers 

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