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Drive Sales with Curated Design Packages at Production Prices

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on August 29, 2018 0 Comments
Drive Sales with Curated Design Packages at Production Prices

In an age of Houzz and Pinterest, a home builder in North Carolina launched Fresh Paint, a brand designed to test how many premium finishes can be included in a home built on a production platform.

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North Carolina ‘Agrihood’ Features Farm as Anchor Amenity

Filed in Design, Land Development by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments
North Carolina ‘Agrihood’ Features Farm as Anchor Amenity

Olivette, an agrihood just outside Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the earlier developments to address communities’ millennia-long draw to farms and the modern desire for amenities and technology.

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Don’t Miss the Deadline! Enter NAHB Awards by Aug. 24

Don’t Miss the Deadline! Enter NAHB Awards by Aug. 24

There’s still time to enter your company’s best work to some of the building industry’s most prestigious national awards programs. Winning one of these highly respected NAHB honors puts your firm on the fast track to recognition in your community, your industry, your peers and – most importantly – your clients.

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Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

The New American Remodel 2019 will feature something truly unique for the International Builders’ Show — and especially for the desert region of Las Vegas — a lush, green, backyard orchard.

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Who is Your Boomer Buyer?

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Design by on August 1, 2018 0 Comments
Who is Your Boomer Buyer?

New research on baby boomer households conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting reveals a number of trends on what active adults are looking for in their next home and next community.

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Webinar: Visitability Starts at the Curb

Filed in Design, Education, Remodelers by on July 11, 2018 0 Comments
Webinar: Visitability Starts at the Curb

We know about aging-in-place and universal design, but what about “visitability?” Essentially, visitability refers to design that allows any residents or visitors to get into a home and move within it easily.

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It’s All in the Details for Transitional Elevation Design

Filed in Design by on June 21, 2018 1 Comment
It’s All in the Details for Transitional Elevation Design

The art of new home design has always been a continuous process of innovation and evolution, driven by changing consumer preferences and advances in building materials and technology. The latest step on this journey is transitional design: homes that reference a familiar aesthetic but take it in a new direction with cleaner lines and purposeful details.

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Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on June 15, 2018 0 Comments
Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Although Ohio Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Ric Johnson assists Alzheimer’s and early-onset dementia patients and their families, the technology he’s using has potential for broad applications in the rapidly growing aging-in-place market.

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Psychology of Design – Creating the Ideal Sales Environment in a Model Home

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on May 31, 2018 1 Comment
Psychology of Design – Creating the Ideal Sales Environment in a Model Home

Today, it is not enough to rely on demographics, personality types and psychographics: Designers need to incorporate environmental psychology when merchandising model homes. The psychology of design includes behavior, cognition, and what emotional tone the setting and model conveys.

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Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

All it takes is a quick look at Houzz to realize laundry rooms are becoming game changers. And depending on their market, home builders can promote their laundry rooms in ways that appeal to any number of different buyers.

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