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PB November 2015

Combine Design and Purchasing for a Competitive Edge

Opportunities to make the most of materials and improve construction abound. Take advantage of them to reduce time to market and gain a competitive advantage

Business Management

On the Road to Simplicity in Home Building: A Way of Thinking and Operating for Business Success

Simplification is never about merely stripping out features or dumbing down the product. In fact, simplification is a way of thinking, designing, and operating that can improve product along with profits


Building a Best-Ever Online Sales Team

These five elements are key to a salesforce that leads the industry 

DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home winners

Winners of the 2015 Housing Innovation competition prove that high-performance homes are possible in every climate and at any price point.

Getting Smart About Home Automation

The technology used to be for high-end homes only, but not anymore. 

Mixed Use Offers Vitality, and a Boost

This vibrant sector of residential development continues to grow, bolstering neighborhoods and revitalizing urban areas 

Renter Burden Will Grow, Study Says

By 2025, the study says, 11 percent more households will pay over half of their income toward rent. The rise will hit Hispanics, Millennials, and seniors the hardest.

Construction Defects in New Subdivisions

The Construction Defect Center helps buyers whose subdivision houses have not been built properly, investigating their leaking roofs and windows, and defects in roof shingles, stucco installation, wood siding, plumbing systems, and appliances.

Immigration’s Role in the Labor Shortage

Builders are short on workers, and that's in part due to immigration trends.

The Green Line

Builders and architects plan to certify more high-performance homes, but there's a limit as to how green they will go.

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