Burgess Park, a high-density neighborhood of 33 detached homes near downtown Menlo Park, California, is a good candidate for the benchmark against which all infill developments should be measured. Classic Communities…

South Carolina neotraditional developer Robert Turner built a national reputation by extending Beaufort’s beautiful and historic neighborhoods-replicating classic period architecture on adjacent land assemblies. But his…

Lewis Kostiner’s pride and joy is 850 West Adams, five blocks west of the Sears Tower. The seven-story, 102,000 square-foot, loft conversion, by Kostiner’s Annie Properties, of a former light manufacturing building--…

Chicago Lofts Pull Affluent Baby Boomers

 

Charlie Ruma is the 1999 president of the NAHB.

A new Internet-based service is providing hiring muscle to builders feeling the labor crunch. The Web site, www.hardhatzone.com, provides builders looking for project managers and superintendents with the resumes of…

Home building is unique because it is the only industry that strives for customer satisfaction without expecting to profit from repeat sales. Builders fail to realize important potential benefits of their most…

In what some have called a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court has braced individual property owners’ rights over government regulation. In a 5-4 vote, the Court upheld lower court rulings in the case of City of…
Last year was one of the best years home builders have seen in a long time. By the end of this year, we’re expecting some slowing of the housing market but continued good conditions. Home production should equal the…
Not knowing if there is a problem can be unsettling. Not knowing what caused the problem can add more uncertainty. Even more perplexing can be not knowing for sure what to do to avoid the problem in the future. All of…

This is a tale of the lessons learned from four communities: the quarter-century old Village Homes in Davis, Calif.; the newly-opened community of Civano in Tucson, Ariz.; the grand plans of Coffee Creek Center in…

You can't build a perfect house, but you can deliver perfect service. That's what Ned Seawell believes, and it's the underlying philosophy of his highly successful company, PSBI…

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