Builders Helping Builders: Finding the Greats

Builders Helping Builders: Finding the Greats

Builders Helping Builders is an interactive blog post that allows members to tap into the vast knowledge and experience of the entire Federation in one convenient location.

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It’s Time to Shine

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show, Membership by on January 30, 2015 0 Comments

What’s great about your NAHB membership? How about you make a video and show us all? Through Friday, Feb. 13, members can create and submit 45-60 second video for a chance to win gift cards and an appearance in the 2015 NAHB membership campaign.

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A Strong Mobile App: A Must in Today’s Marketplace

A Strong Mobile App: A Must in Today’s Marketplace

More people are now using mobile devices to access the Internet than personal computers and the ramifications are enormous for builders seeking to market their homes, according to experts at a Jan. 21 International Builders’ Show seminar on mobile marketing.

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Outstanding Designs for Seniors Win 50+ Awards

Outstanding Designs for Seniors Win 50+ Awards

The 50+ Housing Council has announced the winners of its 2015 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, honoring excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing that appeals to the mature market. Top honors went to Sun City Yokohama Minami in Yokohama, Japan, a six-story independent living residence.

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Bright Outlook for Remodeling but Labor Concerns Remain

Bright Outlook for Remodeling but Labor Concerns Remain

Spending on remodeling projects rose by almost $6 billion between 2011 and 2013 and this year could easily post record-level spending, according to the newly released Emerging Trends in the Remodeling Market report prepared by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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Remodelers Can Save Time and Money by Auditioning the Client

Filed in Education, International Builders' Show, Remodelers by on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Remodelers Can Save Time and Money by Auditioning the Client

The best way to know if a prospective remodeling client is the right fit for your company is to audition them, according to David Lupberger, president of David Lupberger & Associates based in Boulder, Colo.

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Winning Trends Among BALA Award Recipients

Winning Trends Among BALA Award Recipients

Each year when NAHB announces the Best in American Living awards, it’s interesting to pick out the common themes among the winners, even as each design is unique. “Homes are being designed with relaxation in mind, as this year we saw an overall simplification in the designs with cleaner lines and more natural elements,” said 2014 BALA Chairman Stephen C. Moore, senior partner-marketing with BSB Design Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa.

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What’s Hot in America’s Kitchens

What’s Hot in America’s Kitchens

The kitchen is the hub of the home and today’s designers are offering open space with areas designated for specific uses such as cooking, dining, conversation and relaxation. Adjacent areas to the kitchen such as the garage, pantry and laundry are also important to the flow of the house.

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3 BALA Winners Showcase Great Design

3 BALA Winners Showcase Great Design

Three top winners in the 2014 Best in American Living Awards showcase the beautiful products, materials and finishes available to residential design professionals today — and the gorgeous results.

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‘Best of IBS’ Awards Honor Product Innovation

‘Best of IBS’ Awards Honor Product Innovation

The winning products in the third annual Best of IBS Awards were honored in a ceremony on the final day of the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas Jan. 22.

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