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HousingZone's projects, project ideas, trends, and tips for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Mixed-use residential development is on the upswing, particularly in urban areas. But before jumping into this market, home builders need to consider the risks versus rewards.
The most successful rental projects today offer desirable locations, sophisticated design and a robust amenity package.
Infill sites are a viable way to deliver new homes in great locations where the infrastructure is already in place.
Using the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, HUD will make nearly $2 billion available to markets hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.
Home staging goes way beyond decorating; it is about creating a mood in the home. But how do you create that lived-in look with a skimpy budget? We ask the experts.
Experts break down how home builders can master public hearings
Home builders weigh which strategy will best allow them to survive and profit when the market turns around.
Traffic is strong at Edenglen, the first neighborhood in Ontario, California’s New Model Colony -- part of a 20-year plan to expand the city’s housing stock, retail and commercial space. Edenglen pays homage to old Ontario with a variety of housing types and architectural styles and a pedestrian-friendly land plan.
Residential development as part of a rail network can be a beneficial opportunity for cities, builders and homeowners alike when it is planned as part of an overall community vision. Contributing Editor Ann Matesi examines the components of successful homebuilding developments near transportation hubs and offers 10 guidelines builders and planners should consider.
Land and its affiliated debt has always been a home builder's Achilles heel, causing many builders to fail. As the market stabilizes this year and builders begin to acquire land, they need to reestablish good land acquisition risk management techniques.