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Toll Brothers and EchoFirst announced that Echo solar systems will be deployed as the state-of-the-art energy management system within new Toll Brothers communities in Arizona. 

single-family home, home value, home price, housing market

NAHB updates its home value estimator


Economist Paul Emrath of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has updated a model he developed that estimates the value various features add to a home.

residential construction, housing market, new homes sales

California Marine base to become a residential development


Irvine, Calif., officials last week granted final approval for the development of up to 5,000 homes on the old El Toro Marine Corps base. The development has a 10-year timeline and includes more than 500 affordable-housing units.


housing permits, housing market, real estate market

Housing starts fall, but building permits climbed


Housing starts dropped 5 percent to a three-month low, while building permits, a proxy for future construction, unexpectedly climbed.


KB Home announced a planned nationwide rollout of its next-generation of energy-efficient home designs, a net-zero-energy home dubbed ZeroHouse 2.0.

home builders, market, housing market, builders

David Weekley Homes acquires builder T.W. Lewis, Phoneix market


David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest privately held home builder, has acquired luxury home builder T.W. Lewis and its Phoenix market assets.

standard pacific, home builders, homebuilders, homebuilding

Standard Pacific Homes’ CEO resigns


Standard Pacific Homes' CEO Ken Campbell has announced that he is resigning his job and his board of directors position effective January, saying that a former chief of the firm's Orange County division will be his successor.

energy efficient homes, energy efficiency, green homes

MyGreenBuildings launches brand and systems licensing program for builders in nationwide markets


MyGreenBuildings announced the launch of the MyGreenBuildings brand and process licensing program for builders in markets nationwide.


The high-tech, fast-paced nature of today’s business environment has many custom builders feeling overwhelmed. Here are a few simple tips for finding some balance in both business and life.



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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