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Should Builders Accept Credit Cards?

Staying in business means taking advantage of every opportunity to stand out in a field of competitors. Accepting credit cards is convenient for customers, but are their hidden hassles?

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Sales Finally Push Back at Market Headwinds

Sales Finally Push Back at Market Headwinds

New-home sales in September edge up, as does consumer confidence in October

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Easing into the New, Stricter Rules for Appraisals

With public comment about to open on interim federal requirements for appraisers, the homebuilding industry hopes clarity and fairness will prevail

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AIA Billings Index Takes a Peek at Positive Territory

AIA Billings Index Takes a Peek at Positive Territory

Billings for residential projects were unchanged, but commercial and industrial specialties drove the index to its best score since early 2008

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NAHB: Popularity of Small Homes Will Outlast the Recession

NAHB: Popularity of Small Homes Will Outlast the Recession

An analysis of Census Bureau data on housing starts shows that the median size of new single-families has declined since 2006 and, for a large segment of the market, is unlikely to climb back up significantly when the recession ends

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KB Homes GreenHouse Venture, and Marthas Touch

KB Home's GreenHouse Venture, and Martha's Touch

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Once again, Martha Stewart has teamed up with the builder’s designers, this time to create the look and feel of the first net-zero energy residence in the Builder Magazine Concept Home series

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Remodeling Awards Honor Two Universal Design Projects

Remodeling Awards Honor Two Universal Design Projects

The NAHB Remodelers’ Homes for Life Awards highlight accommodations for aging in place and physical impairment

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Shaping Customer Perspectives on Energy Retrofits

Shaping Customer Perspectives on Energy Retrofits

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab studied the subject for weatherization program administrators. One tip when talking to homeowners: avoid the work retrofit

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Remodeling the Remodeling Business

Remodeling the Remodeling Business

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Last month’s Remodeling Show attendees focused on timeless advice for adapting to new markets, taking on smaller jobs, and making business management skills a priority

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Home Buyer Satisfaction Study: Cheers Amid the Downturn

Home Buyer Satisfaction Study: Cheers Amid the Downturn

Home buyers say they’re as satisfied as they’ve ever been with new-home builders and new-home quality, according to a recent J.D. Power study

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