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Custom Home Building Gets Good News

New data from NAHB shows that while much of the market is in contraction, custom home building continues to gain strength 




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How Builders Can Avoid Difficult Clients

Custom home builders share the red flags they look for when screening clients and deciding whether to keep them or let them go

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Sale Strategies for Custom Builders

Thinking like a buyer, positioning your company as a trusted advisor, and setting boundaries are ways to improve selling skills and protect your profit

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The Exit Challenge: The Partners' Transition

Two high school buddies and business partners share how they found a successor and an exit strategy for their home building/remodeling company.

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The Exit Challenge: The Sole Owner's Transition

The owner of a home building company with no heirs interested in taking the reins shares how he groomed a successor to continue his legacy

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Strength in Numbers

Buyer co-ops are trying to do more than just find rebates for home builders.

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New England Know-How

Caleb Johnson masters designing and building

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Portfolio Building

Side jobs that started as busy work during slow times or a new niche with growth potential can broaden a custom home builder's portfolio.

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A Think Tank for Builders

When Heather Dosch joined a Builder 20 Club during spring 2012, she and her husband, Kevin, were in the midst of transitioning their company, John F…

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How To Be A Better Customer

Building material suppliers say collaborative builders are their favorite clients.

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Josh Wynne Construction: The Wynne-Win Way to Building and Design

If you believe that a custom-built home should speak the local language, then on the Central Florida Coast, that new construction would express a…

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