Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
Builders are stealing obesity headlines since the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in June let slip a report planned for print in August, 'Obesity Relationships with Community Design, Physical Activity, and Time Spent in Cars,' and consumer news...
Atlanta-based Homestar Mortgage Services is luring builders with free feasibility reports.
Site plans are as important as home plans in rural settings where communing with nature is as important as community.
Landscaping can have a huge effect on the energy efficiency and comfort of a home, says consultant David Johnston, president of What's Working, based in Boulder, Colo.
Today's legal landscape for home building contributes to the crisis in affordable housing. As cities, counties and states cope with their own mounting fiscal shortfalls, the robust housing sector looks like a fruitful feeding ground for new sources of ...
By tracking residential building permits issued in a city, county, metropolitan area or state and comparing trends, a builder can learn a lot for free.
Building higher-density communities with tighter infrastructure designs and community services can save significant costs, according to The Brookings Institution's Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy.
From four lots to 40,000 green acres, the fundamentals of land acquisition apply long before the buy.
Think twice before developing large, controversial parcels.
High Desert, a community in Albuquerque, N.M., maintains design and building guidelines - and a mechanism for inspection and enforcement of them to reduce conflicts between developer, builder and home buyer.