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PATH Report: Tax Credit Helps Builders

Uncle Sam wants you to build energy-efficient homes — and he's willing to pay you $2,000 per house to do it. This is a tax credit, not a deduction, which means you get a full $2,000 per home. The federal tax credit not only puts money in your pocket but helps you build energy-efficient homes.

Victorian Farmhouse: 2006 BALA Award Winner

The design of this spec-built Victorian farmhouse, located in a master-planned golf course community, is for multiple generations living together. The entry hall opens to the dining room, creating the feeling of an older home.

February 2007 Professional Builder Product Report: Cabinetry

Here's a sampling of new cabinets for 2007 from top manufacturers

Best In American Living Award 2006: Gold

2006 BALA Gold Award winners are featured in categories including Single-Family Detached, One-Of-A-Kind Custom Homes, Rental, Community Design, Smart Growth and Interior Design.

Street Amenity: 2006 BALA Award Winner

Backed up to two other properties and their views, this four-story, 144-unit apartment building challenged the building team. Located in a well-established, prestigious district of Houston, the design concept became treating the street as an amenity.

February 2007 Professional Builder Product Report: Hardware

The latest appliance pulls and hardware from MNG, Schlage and others

2006 Best in American Living Awards

This year, the Best in American Living Awards reflect the tension that exists in housing design today. On one side is a move toward greater modernity, simpler looks and cleaner lines. The other side pushes for full-throttle ornamentation with old-world influences. The judging panel had to consider those competing interests and judge each project on its own merits.

Active-Adult Lifestyle: 2006 BALA Award Winner

Set within Warwick Grove, an active-adult neighborhood, this plan follows traditional neighborhood design to match up with the historic village of Warwick.

Small House, Big Idea: 2006 BALA Award Winner

Some houses are just plain beautiful, and others are all of that plus something more. The judges of the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) instantly recognized the Tuscan-inspired beauty of the Rivera Stone House, but they struggled to put into words why it was worthy of Home of the Year designation.

Mountaintop Setting: 2006 BALA Award Winner

 This cottage resides on Slickrock Mountain within an intimate setting. Board and batten siding, cedar shingles, stacked stone and copper accents make up the exterior of this cottage.
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