By stirring the senses of your homebuyers, you’ll leave them with a powerful memory. Here are some unforgettable elevations, rooms, and details.

Universal design is the future of home building, says an architect and senior partner of KTGY Group, Inc.

Understand your motivations and align those drivers with the rest of your company.

When sustainability is a builder’s best practice, the results can be impressive as these custom homes demonstrate.

One elusive key to the market’s stronger growth is Millennials—potential first-time homebuyers who are saddled with higher-than-ever student loan debt and falling incomes, and who continue to live with their parents.

The start of 2014 has seen the pace of house price increases slow, and the number of homes entering foreclosure per quarter is back down to the pre-crisis levels of 2005-2006.

Homebuyers not only value outdoor living space, they have come to expect it. These outdoor environments run the gamut from modest to lavish.

Researchers recommend that tornado-prone areas adopt more robust design standards similar to those used by coastal regions to help homes survive hurricanes.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units in April, according to data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Chateau Qu’Appelle by True North Log Homes packs high-tech environmental features and rich detailing into an efficient, 1,735-square-foot plan. 

You don’t have to be a big builder to have an advisory board.

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Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe neighborhood
Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Summit County, Ohio Projects
Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 5 - Narrow-Lot Townhome Development
Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe neighborhood
Tapco Group's Kelly Warren talks with Bob Calhoun, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, about the 40-home Gideon Pointe neighborhood under construction by Habitat for Humanity in Wilmington, N.C.

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