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PB February 2010


PB February 2010

Trying Times for Tax-Credit Claimants

Home buyers are waiting too long for that $8,000.

Number Crunch

15 The percent of real-estate construction and development loans that were 90 days or more overdue at financial institutions whose deposits are insured by the FDIC, as of September 2009, up from 1.9 percent two years earlier, according to the Wall Street Journal. 21 The percent of home sellers that have lowered their asking price at least once as of January, down from 22 percent in December 20...

Fight Low Green-Home Appraisals

Low appraisals are one of the chief barriers to widespread adoption of sustainable building practices.

Hardware Maker Does Cabinets Right

You’ll normally see Hafele’s products on the hardware side. The company now has a full range of wood accessories, including corner systems, cabinet storage systems, pantry organization, waste bins, filler cabinets, spice racks, drawer inserts, wine and plate storage, stemware and bottle racks.

North Carolina Home Wins Grand Prize in 2009 Best in American Living Awards

A home in Asheville, N.C., wowed the BALA judges with its balance of modern and traditional design, exceptional craftsmanship and strong indoor/outdoor relationships.

Reinterpreting a Classic

The raised-panel design on Armstrong’s Leighton collection reinterprets a classic style that reflects the character and craftsmanship of your grandfather’s cabinets. The center panel is constructed of genuine solid maple with a defined step-down profile. Door frames feature a contemporary profile with a framed bead on the inner and outer edges.

2009 Best in American Living Awards

Professional Builder and the NAHB Design Committee present the winners of the home-building industry’s most prestigious design competition

Deep and Dark

Homeowners may be split on what style suits them in the kitchen, but very few would object to the rich combinations you can make with Timberlake Cabinetry’s Cognac finish

Regional Champions Rock the 2009 Best in American Living Awards

Projects named Best in Region in the 2009 BALAs range from a rustic New Hampshire home to a geometric wonder in Idaho.

Eco-Friendly Made Easy

The Simply Naturals Collection from Neil Kelly is crafted from the same non-toxic materials as its long-established product line, but offered in a limited eco-friendly edition


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