ON THE COVER:
Smart Moves In
Widespread adoption of home technology has made connectivity an affordable, expected standard in new-home construction
By Joe Bousquin
On The Cover:
The NEXT Adventure Home: Clermont, FL
Tough Enough? State-of-the-art techniques can help new homes stand up to flood, wind, and fire.
The Hub: How kitchens can radiate warmth, congeniality, and comfort
On The Cover:
Nowhere to Hide: How to beat the job site heat as the mercury rises
Living Spaces: Great indoor/outdoor ideas from the Gold Nugget Awards
Broad Appeal: Boomers are moving in on millennial housing stock
The new generation of post-recession buyers value connectivity. Find out how three master plans meet those needs.
Housing's recovery is in sight. But local fees, rules, and NIMBYs threaten to halt any momentum -- specifically at the lower price bands -- before the market can fully return.
2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards:
A focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail won over this year's jury, and it shows in the thoughtful designs of this year's winners, which range from a multifamily hipster paradise in San diego to a traditional artist's studio in rhode island.
This year's Wm S. marvin Hall of Fame for design excellence award honorees share the rare ability to translate home buyers' wants into beautiful homes and communities.
LOOK WHO'S RENTING
As the homeownership rate creeps lower, a number of builders are testing rentals.
Five winners of this year's Gold Nugget Awards show off the best in vacation home design.
As the recovery plays out, labor has become the No. 1 pain point in the building industry. BUILDER's special report explains what needs to happen before things can really get better.
BUILDER takes a deep dive into 12 key housing markets to see how 2015's new-home offerings compare to the past few years.
MODEL OF SUCCESS
Visiting a model or design center typically is the first chance for a buyer to see all of the layouts and products that a builder has to offer. These five strategies will help boost home sales.
ONLY THE BEGINNING
As Standard Pacific marks its 50th year in business, timeless value and new resolve propel it forward.
Meritage Homes and Oakwood Homes use innovative, data-based solutions to scale the BUILDER 100 list.
ALL FOR ONE
TRI Pointe Group -- our builder of the year -- sees itself as home building's "next generation."
2015 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award recipient Dan Ryan improves lives in the U.S. and abroad.
Our annual roundup of what product brands builders know best and use most.
If you'd like to shorten your construction timelines, consider using these products to save time on the jobsite.
Are New Starter Homes History?
For the past decade, the number of new-home sales under $200,000 has shrunk each year. Will this home ultimately become extinct?
Where Supply Meets Demand:
Exclusive BUILDEr research indicates that these five up-and- coming cities will be some of the most lucrative areas in the country for home builders in the next few years.
Home buyers can find an urban lifestyle in the 'burbs, outside of "the city," but how far out is too far out for builders in need of lots?
Sweet Dreams are Made of This:
Just in time for the spring selling season, check out these innovative marketing strategies from large and small builders across the country.
Chain of Demand:
As home buyers return at the lower levels, all segments of new housing should improve this spring.
Outside the Box:
This year's new american Home is focused on providing takeaways for production builders at every price point.
Millennial Fact or Fiction:
Builder evaluates some of the most prevalent contentions about millennial behavior and their implications on housing.
Amid rising construction costs, builders are trying to construct affordable homes for debt-strapped entry-level buyers.
Scaling down the home to fit an entry-level budget is difficult, but builders can find savings with smart planning.