PB May 1999

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Shortages of skilled trade contractors in today's residential building boom have home builders copeting for their attention.

For avid golfers Jill and Dennis Skidmore, their new home at Inverness at Gregg's Landing is a dream come true.

After Lloyd and Cherlyn Lowe's children moved out of their house on Chicago's south side,the couple contemplated their first home purchase in 25 years.

While Anthem in Phoenix is Del Webb's first non age-restricted community, the community is not Del Webb's first Anthem.

Four million of them turn 50 year year.

This Arizona home builder believes he has a business plan to carry him through the current building boom as well as when things go bust.

What's taking yo so long to execute you initiatives, maximize on existing opportunities and move you business forward?

There is a line that every young journalist learns early in his or her career.

Top Five Factors Influencing Home Selection

In Simsbury, Conn., just northwest of Hartford, a 31-unit cluster development called Summerfield in attracting empty nesters and retirees in search of low-maintenance living.

The National Association of Home Builders has expanded its website for Home Builder Press.

Networking (the connecting of different productgs and systems in a house) is the key to providing home buyers what they need to participate in the rapidly changing and increasingly sophisticated information age.

Wendy and Alan Smith bought their new home almost by accident.

DeLuca Enterprises Inc., Newtown, Pa., shows its appreciation to realtors who bring them potential customers by giving away trips to overseas destinations in drawings held four times a year.

Two years ago,when the baby boomers started turning 50, Randy Sebastian formulated a strategy to capture that market.

Del Webb Corp. is heading down a new corporate path in their own backyard of Arizona.

One of the newest categories of low-income people who need specialized housing are those afflicted with AIDS.

Builders of new houses, as well as owners of existing houses, will be able to receive an energy efficiency tax credit of up to $2000 if legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA) earlier this year is passed.

Ever since the very first baby boomer turned 50 in 1996, the building industry has been struggling with the dilemma of how to prepare for this huge wave of potential new home buyers when their nexts begin to empty.

Since the accessibility guidelines of the Fair Housing Act were issued in 1991, NAHB has made concerted efforts to educate members about their obligation to comply with the requirements.

What is your primary motivation for buying another home?

Inverness at Gregg's Landing offers all the conveniences of a condominium in the city,except that it's a suburban subdivision of single-family homes.

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