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PB July 2007


PB July 2007

How Other Home Builders Avoid Risk

Imagine you've been working for hours on the description of an important new project and someone down the street hits a power pole. All the electricity in your area goes out. How would you feel if your document was not saved? All that work and time were wasted and you need the project description tomorrow for a bank presentation.

Overzealous Claims Lead to Liability Woes

Home builders must differentiate themselves by offering high-performance features and exceptional customer service. But one must ensure that what's promised to home buyers is ultimately delivered — or face the potential risk of litigation.

Five Tips to Reduce Homebuyer Cancellations

Don't let the market get in the way of a new-home sale. AVID Ratings' Paul Cardis explains how you can reduce your cancellations and make a profit.

Your Construction Manager: First Line of Defense

Now that insurance costs have escalated and some states prohibit express indemnities, it's time to focus on delivering even greater quality. But who will take on this task?

Homebuilder HR Risks to Avoid

Home building industry experts offer a look at some of the road hazards on the HR expressway and ideas on how to maneuver them.

Don't Let Sales Misrepresentations Stop New Home Sales

Misrepresenting your product is a giant risk for home builders. John Rymer explains how to avoid the risk.

Reason and Passion

We live in a time in this industry when we need to rely on fundamental truths. We need passion to revitalize us and carry us through. And we need reason, thoughtfulness and care to make smart decisions to mitigate risk and improve our position.

10 Essential Tips to Reduce Home Builder Land Risk

As the market stabilizes and builders begin to acquire land, good land acquisition risk management techniques are a must

Professional Builder Product Report: Home Technology

Several home technology products currently on the market for home automation and digital entertainment are featured.

In My Own Words: Monica Quigley of LeylandAlliance

Featured in the July 2007 edition of Professional Builder's In My Own Words: HB&G, BlueLinx/Georgia-Pacific, Windsor Windows & Doors, Carrier and Rinnai.

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