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Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

One room cottages on the beach are icons of seaside vacations.

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Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Beyond three hats, I have always separated my workspace into three administrative centers, each with its own files and a separate desk.

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How to Finance a New Home

How to Finance a New Home

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Here are a few key things to know about the new world or mortgage lending.

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Self-Taught MBA: Collecting Data to Improve Bids and Operations

Self-Taught MBA: Collecting Data to Improve Bids and Operations

Developing methods to collect accurate data on your company’s construction costs will improve your bids as well as your operations.

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Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration

Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration

An ingenious app that makes it easy to share plans, markups, photos, and reports electronically with the entire project team on tablets and smartphones.

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Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler

Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler

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Job-site communication styles don’t readily translate to the office environment. I almost lost my job learning this important fact of life.

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Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time.

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Shortage of Lots Worries Home Builders

Shortage of Lots Worries Home Builders

Builders are finding it tougher to find developed lots, and homebuyers can expect to pay more as a result.

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Self-Taught MBA: Blue Ocean Advantage

Self-Taught MBA: Blue Ocean Advantage

Find an uncontested area of the market to ply your business and you’ll have smooth sailing toward success.

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Labor Shortages Hamper New Homebuilders

Labor Shortages Hamper New Homebuilders

In some markets, a shortage of skilled labor is delaying the completion of new homes and driving wages upward. A tile setter in Denver can earn $100,000 a year.

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Self-Taught MBA: Teaching the Old Dogs New Tricks

Self-Taught MBA: Teaching the Old Dogs New Tricks

Exploiting social media for marketing, while adapting best home-building practices to the digital world, the next generation’s business strategies may teach us old dogs a few new tricks.

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Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings

Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings

The Department of Agriculture will spend $1 million to train builders, engineers and architects as it promotes the use of advanced wood building materials.

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Self-Taught MBA: Know the Battlefield

Self-Taught MBA: Know the Battlefield

Strategic thinking is essential to success in any highly competitive activity, and the building business qualifies as one. This, the second in our three-part series on strategy, focuses on learning the contours of the real-estate marketplace, the builder's battlefield.

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Demand for Existing Houses Falls

Demand for Existing Houses Falls

Citing government data, the National Association of Home Builders says new home sales are "effectively flat" and that sales of existing homes show a "significant decline."

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Self-Taught MBA: Profiles in Good Business

Self-Taught MBA: Profiles in Good Business

Profiles of building enterprises that provide valuable insights. Unique business strategies that work for them, and may work for you.

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Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

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Complaints from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois claim Azek PVC decking is defective. The lawsuits have now been consolidated in a New Jersey court.

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The Risks of Building Green

The Risks of Building Green

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Contractors who make sustainable building their focus face a variety of business risks that mainstream builders don't have.

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Self-Taught MBA: Strategic Thinking

Self-Taught MBA: Strategic Thinking

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What makes the move from tradesman to entrepreneur so difficult? To start, the tradesman focuses almost entirely on tactics—the means and methods of good craft and honest work—while the entrepreneur focuses on a strategy, an ambitious vision to fulfill in the future. Which one are you?

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Self-Taught MBA: Builder-Office Automation

Self-Taught MBA: Builder-Office Automation

Nowadays, builder software offers far more than estimating and accounting. We take a close look at what’s available and discuss how you can determine what office automation products provide the best fit for you.

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Self-Taught MBA: Homebuilder Resolutions--What Will Builders Do Differently in 2014?

Self-Taught MBA: Homebuilder Resolutions--What Will Builders Do Differently in 2014?

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We asked homebuilders about their New Year’s resolutions. Here's a sampling of what we got. Please add yours in the comments!

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