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The Science and Art Behind Selling

The Science and Art Behind Selling

Tapping into what customers want and how to sell it to them proved to be a pretty common theme at the International Builders’ Show. These seven focal points could help boost your bottom line.

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Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Land Development by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments
Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Many lawmakers and community officials continue to turn to inclusionary zoning as a seemingly quick and easy plan to adopt and impose on the housing industry. However, new research confirms that multiple strategies are needed to close the financing gap and make projects viable. NAHB recently compiled additional resources to help builders and land developers address some of their most pressing industry concerns related to impact fees and affordability—highlighting alternative approaches that produced positive results.

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Remodeling Novice: A Verifier Takes on a Green Renovation Project

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeling Novice: A Verifier Takes on a Green Renovation Project

As a green building verifier — not a builder — Thiel Butner was excited to see the other side of the process. What she didn’t know was that a simple renovaton project would turn into a gut remodel.

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BALA Hall of Fame Welcomes Six Inductees

Filed in Awards, Design, International Builders' Show by on February 6, 2017 0 Comments
BALA Hall of Fame Welcomes Six Inductees

This honor from the Best in American Living Awards program recognizes some of the most innovative, influential and well-respected people and companies in the building industry.

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Thoughtful Designs Can Differentiate Any Home

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on February 3, 2017 0 Comments
Thoughtful Designs Can Differentiate Any Home

Attracting prospective home buyers involves more than touting quartz countertops and hardwood floors: Those types of features are expected. But homes that truly appeal to new-home buyers are those that infuse elements of the unexpected. It’s no wonder that “60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes” is consistently one of the most popular and well-attended sessions […]

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Floorplan Showdown: Completely Open vs. Partially Open

Filed in Design, Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on February 1, 2017 0 Comments
Floorplan Showdown: Completely Open vs. Partially Open

Results from NAHB surveys of home buyers and home builders show that buyers have a strong preference for open floorplans, and that most builders are doing their best to create those open spaces for their clients. There are, however, some differences between what buyers are seeking and what builders are delivering.

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Liberty Pass: An Affordable Green Community for Veterans

Filed in Awards, Design, Environmental by on February 1, 2017 1 Comment
Liberty Pass: An Affordable Green Community for Veterans

Builders at the Pinnacle Housing Group had several goals in mind when they started the Liberty Pass project in Selma, Texas. They wanted returning veterans to have a place to live that was comfortable, affordable and sustainable. They succeeded on all fronts.

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International Builders’ Show Reveals Leading Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on January 30, 2017 0 Comments
International Builders’ Show Reveals Leading Trends

Editors from Consumer Reports attending this month’s International Builders’ Show reported several home improvement trends for the year ahead based on what they saw in Orlando.

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It’s a Wrap: Home Tech and Energy Hit Big at 2017 IBS

Exhibit space was expanded this year to make room for more vendors at this year’s show. About 80,000 home builders, remodelers, developers, designers and their trade partners networked with one another and witnessed countless demonstrations from leading suppliers during a show that spanned throughout the Orange County Convention Center.

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BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

There were 127 single-family, multifamily, remodeling and community projects honored at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards(BALA) ceremony Wednesday night at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. That means there were 127 examples of the top design trends that home buyers will expect to see over the next several years in your building and remodeling projects.

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