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Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Environmental by on July 20, 2017 0 Comments
Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Green builders continue to struggle getting their homes appraised at a high enough value, but an updated tool offers some reprieve. The Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficiency Addendum lets builders easily note the green features included in their homes, including certifications such as the National Green Building Standard

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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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Timber Towers Reach for the Skies

Timber Towers Reach for the Skies

Are 20-story timber high-rises the future of building? Perhaps, if code changes under development by a committee of the International Code Council are eventually approved for the 2021 International Building Code.

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Honor the Building Systems Industry’s Best

Honor the Building Systems Industry’s Best

Presented by the Building Systems Councils, the 2018 BSC Jerry Rouleau Awards are now accepting submissions.

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Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

Filed in Design, Environmental, Home Building by on June 9, 2017 2 Comments
Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

It’s one thing to listen to outside experts about how to create a successful business niche or even corner the market by building zero energy ready homes. It’s another thing to hear it from the horse’s – or the home builder’s, mouth.

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Sneak a Peek at IBS 2018 Show Home

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on June 7, 2017 0 Comments
Sneak a Peek at IBS 2018 Show Home

Legacy Custom Built Homes is taking the open concept and making it even more open for The New American Home 2018. Watch this video to learn more about what will set this year’s New American Home apart from all those that came before.

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Best in American Living Awards Open for Entries

Filed in Awards, Design by on June 1, 2017 0 Comments
Best in American Living Awards Open for Entries

Today is the first day applicants can submit their entries for BALA, the building industry’s premier residential design awards program.

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55+ Insights, Trends and More for Spring

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Design by on May 10, 2017 1 Comment
55+ Insights, Trends and More for Spring

The Spring issue of NAHB’s 55+ Housing online magazine is ready for download, with stories about marketing trends, floor plans, and a look at the future.

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Lifestyle, Curb-Appeal Updates Rejuvenate Mid-Century Split Level

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on May 3, 2017 1 Comment
Lifestyle, Curb-Appeal Updates Rejuvenate Mid-Century Split Level

While rock ’n’ roll revolutionized music and culture in the 1960s, split-level homes were taking the nation’s booming suburbs by storm. The challenge: How to make it more livable for today’s home owner?

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Webinar Offers Leg Up on Housing Innovation Awards

Filed in Awards, Design, Environmental by on April 19, 2017 1 Comment
Webinar Offers Leg Up on Housing Innovation Awards

The best green home builders are getting ready to maintain their stellar reputation — and maintain the NAHB sweep — as the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready program opens up the application process for the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards.

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