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PB September 2009

Will Increased Savings Rates Hurt Home Building?

Editorial Director Paul Deffenbaugh suggests that American consumers who are now saving at a greater rate will be looking for very different housing when the home builder recovery comes.

First-Time Frenzy

With all the incentives going to first-time home buyers, it's no wonder that on the eve of incentives' expiration there's a feeding frenzy of prospects looking to cash in.

Appraisal Nightmares

Problems with appraisals are nothing new to the home building industry, but since the the Home Valuation Code of Conduct went into effect, the issue has grown 

How A K. Hovnanian High Performance Home Educates the Masses

K. Hovnanian's Landover Group's High Performance Home in Virginia educates the masses on the value of energy-efficient standards.

Sustainable Landscaping: the Next Step in Green Building

Home builders are getting up to speed on sustainable landscaping practices such as bioswales, rain gardens and the use of native plants

Hot Markets for Green Homes

Here are 5 Hot Green Markets and 2 Up-And-Comers from Professional Builder's Green Issue

National Markets On the Rise

The Green Home Builders of the Triangle (which refers to the counties of Durham, Orange and Chatham in North Carolina) has a certification recognized by the NAHB as an "affiliated program" that has adopted a green rating system equivalent to or higher than the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines bronze level.

100 Best New Products 2009

We're pleased to call your attention to Professional Builder’s annual “100 Best New Products” feature, which showcases the very best new home building products available nationwide. Products that have won our award represent either a technological advance, a significant improvement to an existing line, a brand-new product line or a product that is a game-changer in its market.

Windows & Doors: 100 Best New Products 2009

Window and door products for home building and remodeling from Overhead Door, Clopay, Marvin and Weather Shield are featured.

Exteriors: 100 Best New Products 2009

Exterior products for home building and remodeling from Azek, CertainTeed, TimberTech, StoneCraft and Tru-Brix among others are featured.

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