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Avatar Holdings, AV Homes, rebranding, active adult

Avatar Holdings rebrands as AV Homes


Home builder and developer Avatar Holdings unveiled a new identity this week, rebranding itself as AV Homes Inc.

new home sales, housing market, home inventory, home appraisals

New homes suffering from too-low appraisals


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported on their blog that flawed appraisals might be preventing home sales.

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Toll announces new COO/president


Toll Brothers announced last week that Zvi Barzilay, 65, its chief operating officer and president, will be retiring effective December 31, 2011. He will be succeeded by Richard T. Hartman.

home builders, home building, design, rutenberg

Arthur Rutenberg moves into N.C., develops new design collection


Arthur Rutenberg Homes has confirmed its move into North Carolina and introduces the Southern Design Collection. 

elderly living, assisted living, modular homes, modular building, nationwide

NationWide Homes introduces “Care Cottages” for the disabled, elderly


Martinsville, Va.-based Nationwide Homes introduced its first ever Care-Cottage. The modular units are set up on rural properties next to primary caregivers  and offer an affordable alternative to home renovation or assisted living facilities.



This Month in Custom Builder


Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London


Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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