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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Lutron’s Sivoia QS Wireless system offers convenient daylight control for new or retrofit applications with ultra-quiet performance, precision shade alignment, and the elimination of communication wiring.

energy efficient homes, energy star, energystar, energy efficiency, green homes

Georgia builder sees advantages in energy-efficient flooring and wall sheathing

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Al Durden, construction supervisor for SF Communities in Macon, Ga., builds quality residential homes in Macon and surrounding communities throughout Middle Georgia. Recent alterations in SF Communities’ standard construction practices require Durden to build quieter, more energy-efficient homes.

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Lutron’s HomeWorks QS total home control system can reduce a home’s energy consumption by monitoring and controlling multiple systems in the home, including lighting, shades, HVAC, and even appliances.

Vroom central vacuum accessory, H-P Products, 101 best new products

Vroom central vacuum accessory, H-P Products, 101 best new products

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Vroom central vacuum accessory from H-P Products is the solution for everyday cleanups in high-traffic areas, storing up to 24 feet of hose in a 3-inch space-saving box design.

home certification, weatherization, home weatherization, home performance

BPI hits 25,000 home performance certifications

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The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) reached 25,000 active certifications this week, more than tripling its total number of professional certifications in the home performance and weatherization workforce in just 18 months

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

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Dark natural finishes, induction cooktops, satin nickel faucets, and LED lighting are among the top design trends for kitchens and bathrooms for 2011, according to a survey of more than 100 designers who are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The survey identified seven kitchen trends and four bathroom trends.

Tips on designing and specifying shower systems
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Understanding the mechanics of shower systems is vital to creating a great user experience, according to kitchen and bath design expert Paul Greenspan. He offers advice on shower system design and specification, including when to use a thermostatic valve in lieu of a pressure balance valve.

Products

Great new high-efficiency electrical products from Cooper Lighting, ODL and Inclinator

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Check out the new portable jobsite generator from Generac, Max USA's new SuperPinner and the latest productivity app to hit the iPhone

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Watch TV in style with these new entertainment center products from Bose, Sonance and more.

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These products from DeWalt, Lenox and more are the cutting edge.

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These new appliances from GE, Siemens and more will electrify you.

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WINTER 2022

This Month in Custom Builder

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Sales leader and author Mark Richardson shares his advice for how custom builders, and leaders throughout residential construction, can improve the effectiveness of thier staff meetings

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