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Find ways to create secluded retreats and hallway buffer zones.

Generation Xers now have families of their own and represent a strong market for today's builders.

The National Association of Home Builders Legal Action Fund supports state and local associations and builders in lawsuits involving matters of significance to the housing industry.

Austin, Texas, mixed-use infill project appeals to both young urbanites and suburban empty nesters.

There's a debate raging among U.S. economists as to whether the rapid run-up in housing prices in many markets across the country constitutes an investment bubble that could soon burst.

Builder Sarah Peck on the creative and progressive side of infill building on challenging plots of land.

The equipment builders need to drive bottom-line results.

Installing conventional gravity-based wastewater lines may not be practical where the the land's grade is too low.

More and more people are choosing to follow their own individual preferences when it comes to their homes.

Enhance a home's energy performance by using the correct insulation.

Loreto Bay Co., of Scottsdale, Ariz., is proving that U.S. builders can gain new ground in Mexico.

Imagine being able to build a home in 20 days. Or add extra rooms and space to any house by simply moving walls.

The Appalachia Service Project was founded 35 years ago with a single crew. This year, more than 2,000 crews, involving over 13,000 volunteers, will work on more than 500 homes at 25 ASP centers in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Builders invited prospects on their interest list to preview their new gated community via a unique invitation.

The NAHB has created the Innovation in Workforce Housing Awards to recognize outstanding examples of work force housing communities.

Prime location in suburban Atlanta becomes historic-looking townhomes.

If speculative buyers contribute to the formation of pricing bubbles, this is not good news.

The benefits of a positive culture extend beyond a ready stream of eager candidates.

Fire sprinklers benefit builders and consumers, according to new educational campaign launched by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Builders only work within the rules established by cities or towns. For new patterns of development to form, change must begin with the keepers of the zoning codes.

Bathroom vanities are becoming taller for users' comfort.

Use perceived building obstacles to your advantage to create a new profit opportunity.

In a booming residential construction corridor southwest of Chicago, builders voted to support higher impact fees.

Simpson Door Co. transforms a door into a useable chalkboard surface with a new off-the-shelf product.

Customer satisfaction is a process of matching expectations to deliver. Making smooth transitions is one of the most powerful strategies to achieve that.

Would you know what to do if a reporter and camera crew showed up on your construction site?

Johns-Manville has introduced a new type of spray-in fiberglass insulation.

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