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AVID Ratings Company's Paul Cardis names 10 things homebuilders can do to keep customers walking through the sales room door.

New products from Maine Ornamental, Lutron and more to light up your life.

Veridian Homes adapts the strategies of today’s most successful companies. Professional Builder names this homebuilder Builder of the Year 2008. See why.

Don’t ignore your female homebuyer; she’s the one making the decisions. Female homebuyers are more independent and sophisticated than ever before, and builders are paying close attention to just what features they find most attractive when shopping for a new home. Upscale kitchens, luxurious master bathrooms and helpful organization features top their wish list.

Closing a new-home sale takes more than presentation skills. Our new home sales expert offers advice on closing the deal.

It isn’t the size of the lot but how you use the space that matters at Dahlia Park, a quiet enclave of single-family homes in Issaquah, Wash. On sites that max out at 5,000 square feet, homebuilder Bennett Homes offers charming traditional elevations with front porches, dual master suites and garden rooms that make the most of limited outdoor space.

Selecting a home building company to honor with the Professional Builder Builder of the Year can be alternately rewarding and harrowing. We love getting to look inside fabulous companies and see how they work.

Here are some new products from Jeld-Wen, USG and more.

Check out these new fireplaces from Dimplex, Tulikivi and more.

Professional Builder’s annual “Best in Class” survey profiles the products and manufacturers our readers from all over the U.S. use and recommend. Included is data on entry doors, windows, siding and more.

The technology employed in Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) may help prevent electrical fires in additon to saving lives and millions of dollars. Gerard Winstanley from the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association gives us the run-down on what AFCIs are and how they can be used in the home.

A great hire is more than a solid resume. Learn about emotional intelligence and how it can contribute to a homebuilding employee's success.

Moveable interior partitions, wireless lighting switches, flexible plumbing and forward-thinking design are just some of the advances allowing a home to grow with its owners. This article describes why PATH’s Concept Home stands out.

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