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Great Solutions for Builders

Great Solutions for Builders

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Housing’s virtuous circle

As an editor of one of the nation’s largest business publications covering home building, I’m frequently asked about the state of the housing…

Best Practices

Lessons from one builder’s ‘quality journey’

This year marks the 19th edition of the National Housing Quality Awards, the industry’s only recognition program dedicated to helping builders…


Design axioms of a world-class inventor

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Tony Fadell. But I would bet a very large sum of money (okay, $100) that you’ve heard of his most notable…

Marketing & Sales

Don’t let stock market swings impact sales

One of the many harsh realities we’ve grown accustomed to during this economic downturn is the turbulent nature of stock market indices,…

Customer Service

J.D. Power scraps 2011 builder customer satisfaction study

We just caught wind of some big news on the customer satisfaction front: J.D. Power and Associates has canceled its 2011 U.S. New-Home Builder…

Tools & Equipment

Technology survey: 10 minutes of your time for a chance at $50

If you are a home builder or residential designer/architect using mobile devices and other technology for business applications, we want to hear…

Blog: Is a lot shortage looming?

At a time when the housing industry is facing a severe glut of inventory, depressed real-estate values, tighter lending standards, and a lethargic…

Want to sell more homes? Don’t miss our webinar featuring Bob Schultz.

New-home sales guru and Professional Builder columnist Bob Schultz is conducting a free sales and marketing webinar tomorrow at 2 pm EDT…

Blog: Social media grows up

Last month, I had the pleasure of spending a day in Seattle speaking to local home builders and remodelers about the growing importance of social…

Blog: Following the money trail

If there’s one housing sector that is poised for a strong recovery in the next 12 to 18 months, it’s the rental housing market, namely apartment…

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