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How to Modify a Nice View Into a ‘Show Stopper’

Filed in Housing Trends, International Builders' Show by on August 17, 2017 0 Comments
How to Modify a Nice View Into a ‘Show Stopper’

Unlike most homes across Central Florida, The New American Home® 2018 has a spectacular view. And by installing a package of state-of-the art window and door products from Panda, the view is even more awe-inspiring.

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Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

After working in home building for more than 40 years and serving in a variety of prominent advocacy and leadership roles, Bob Hanbury last month entered the retirement phase of his career. However, he intends to continue serving the industry in whatever capacity he can.

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Building Rockets Isn’t the Same as Building Homes

Filed in Business Management, Membership by on August 8, 2017 0 Comments
Building Rockets Isn’t the Same as Building Homes

Client communication is critical, but especially if the client is an engineer or technology professional who, naturally, wants to be highly involved in the build process. Builder Mark Rovere shares his insights from working with a long list of “gear head” clients in the Huntsville, Ala. market.

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5 Ways to Get Competitive with CAPS

Filed in Education, Remodelers by on August 8, 2017 0 Comments
5 Ways to Get Competitive with CAPS

The term universal design has been traced back to the late 1970s, when, according to a timeline from Professional Builder magazine, architect Ron Mace coined the term. This 70’s invention turned into an NAHB educational designation focusing on retrofitting existing homes. It’s not exactly a “secret” weapon if more than 3,000 builders and remodelers across the country are […]

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Custom Builder Award is a Difference Maker

Filed in Awards, Business Management by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Custom Builder Award is a Difference Maker

Being honored with a prestigious national award is perhaps the most effective method of validating quality work and differentiating the first-class companies from the competition. Custom builders who think they have “it” should apply now for the Custom Home Builder of the Year award.

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Tragedy Becomes Tutorial for Virginia Remodeler

Filed in Remodelers by on August 2, 2017 0 Comments
Tragedy Becomes Tutorial for Virginia Remodeler

Robert Criner, founder and president of Criner Remodeling in Newport News, Va., recounts the lessons he learned during the exhaustive process of rebuilding his home after a fire caused significant damage.

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Higher Loan Limits a Catalyst for Home Sales

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Finance by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments
Higher Loan Limits a Catalyst for Home Sales

Affordability is a top concern for more home shoppers. That’s why last year NAHB helped push for higher limits on single-family loans. Increasing the limits has resulted in lower borrowing costs for home buyers, and helped spur home sales thus far in 2017.

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Awards That Give Remodelers National Prestige

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on July 26, 2017 0 Comments
Awards That Give Remodelers National Prestige

The most successful companies typically implement innovative strategies, deliver superior products, and consistently provide high-quality service. But rather than simply saying your work is exemplary, validate it with an award through NAHB Remodelers.

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July’s Remodeler of the Month: Follow Your Instincts

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on July 25, 2017 0 Comments
July’s Remodeler of the Month: Follow Your Instincts

Resigning from a corporate career and starting your own business can be a difficult and scary proposition. It can also be very rewarding, if you have a quality product and strong work ethic. Just ask the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for July, Sean Beliveau, owner of Slate Creek Builders in Blacksburg, Va.

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New American Home Capitalizes on Unique Lot

New American Home Capitalizes on Unique Lot

A 30-foot drop in elevation from street level to the back of the property was one of the first obstacles for Legacy Custom Built. But the builder of The New American Home 2018 is turning that steep pitch into a golden opportunity. “When you run into challenges and have to find solutions, that’s what makes residential construction so interesting,” said John Kolb, Legacy’s VP of construction.

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