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HousingZone's builders articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



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Our CEO spotlight this issue shines on Frank Foster of Fieldstone Communities, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based private builder riding the Rayco model to fast growth.

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Combining two architectural styles can cause either visual delight or a horrific clash. In the end, this blend of craftsman style with the Southwest creates a comfortable environment for all.

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The better that custom builders understand their clients' expectations, anticipate possible areas of disappointment, and communicate with them about the realities, the more likely the entire experience will be one that is satisfying and results in referrals.

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The massive center island that dominates the kitchen in this upscale model home north of Tampa is reminiscent of the traditional family table found in classic European kitchens of the past. The challenge was to give the space a charming, eclectic appeal without making it appear cluttered or distracting to the eye.

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Custom builders who take the time to understand what their clients want to achieve in the design of their home, who educate themselves on what materials and products are available, and who insist on getting those selections made on schedule and prior to construction are able to please clients while maintaining control of the building process.

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When you discount, you undermine the value of the service you are offering. The way to improve the bottom line and make it more resilient to the ups and downs of the economy and the regulatory market is to increase the value of what you deliver.

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In a study of more than 400 consumers nationwide that are either owners of newly constructed homes or prospective buyers of the same, researchers found that 49% of the target consumers, presented with at least one home technology option, made a purchase.

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A porte cochere sets the stage for this southern California custom residence's grand entrance, withholding the view of the two-story home's elegant Spanish Colonial façade until one has passed under its distinctive arcade and into an ultra-private central car court.

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After reviewing hundreds of entrants for the 2005 Best in American Living Awards, this year's judges discussed a number trends that emerged both regionally and around the country, including baby boomers' affinity for second homes as well as an occasional occurrence of lime green.

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Award winning homes require quality products. Here are the manufacturers whose products were used the most in the making of this year's BALA homes.

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If successful custom home building was a recipe, the ingredient list would be one part skilled builder and trades; one part good land, floor plans and options; and two parts satisfied customers. Because customer satisfaction is such an integral part of the custom home building recipe, custom home builders are focusing more than ever on improving their customer satisfaction ratings.

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Custom builders are finding allies in a new place — their suppliers. A few short years ago, the residential construction industry seemed to be focused on removing what they thought were unnecessary costs from the supply chain. The impulse was being driven by the national builders, who were trying to leverage their buying power to create economies of scale.

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John Blair of Blair Custom Homes in Bethlehem, Penn., describes what products he wouldn't build without.

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SPRING 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

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Fully automated indoor hydroponic appliance that allows anyone to grow herbs, vegetables, and microgreens right in their kitchen all year round without pesticides

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A seaside retreat follows the Passive House standard to maximize energy efficiency

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