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July 11, 2016

An online sales consultant forwards details about the clients wants and needs so salespeople can better target their new home presentations.

OSHA raises maximum civil penalties by 78%

Photo: Shawn T. Moore, US Department of Labor/Creative Commons

July 11, 2016

The maximum penalty for serious violations will be raised from $7,000 to $12,471, and the fine for willful and repeated violations will increase from $70,000 to $124,709.

The Penthouses at Lucent in San Diego, designed by Woodley Architectural Group for Shea Homes, draws young buyers and empty nesters alike. Photo: Aron Photography

The Penthouses at Lucent in San Diego, designed by Woodley Architectural Group for Shea Homes, draws young buyers and empty nesters alike. Photo: Aron Photography

July 11, 2016

Two of the largest, most significant buyer groups are in different stages of life, yet are often drawn to similar features in a home. Here’s a look at those intersecting tastes—and how to maximize them.

Credit and Capital
July 11, 2016

Home builders report on the status of credit availability, alternative financing, and cumbersome paperwork

Effectively Reaching Your Target Audience
July 11, 2016

If you’re not using all possible resources to pursue everyone who has shown interest in your product, you need to start—today.

A responsive and responsible design by students from Prairie View A&M University (exterior, front). Click here to enlarge.

July 11, 2016

The grand winner of the 2016 Race to Zero Student Design Competition is an affordable, sustainable house with emergency preparedness in mind

The Hermosa neighborhood in Chicago. Photo: Colin J Bird/Wikimedia Commons.

July 11, 2016

Metro areas like Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco-Oakland all saw their share of middle-income adults decrease by at least 5 percentage points from 2000 to 2014.

July 11, 2016

The site lists jobs, connects candidates with employers, and has resources including safety webinars, training programs, and specific state-by-state wage information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

July 11, 2016

Water-based synthetic rubber polymer, fly ash, and silica powder can be added to the concrete mix to neutralize negative chemical reactions.

Photo: George Redgrave/Creative Commons.

July 11, 2016

The new standards are expected to increasing efficiency by about 10 percent on average and save 500 million kilowatt-hours annually.

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