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Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on June 7, 2019 2 Comments
Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

The master plan will convert the site to commercial, residential and recreational uses. When fully built, it will feature more than 5,900 homes, including a minimum of 25% affordable owner-occupied and rental units.

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5 Design Trends to Maximize Space

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on May 16, 2019 0 Comments
5 Design Trends to Maximize Space

In today’s market, five trends have emerged to help home buyers maximize the space in their homes — whether it’s 1,000 square feet or 10,000 square feet. Learn what kinds of creative solutions you can incorporate into your next project.

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4 Ideas to Turn Your Sales Center into a Top Sales Tool

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on April 12, 2019 0 Comments
4 Ideas to Turn Your Sales Center into a Top Sales Tool

The modern sales center has emerged as one of the most important marketing tools in a builder’s arsenal. Consider these four ideas when planning and designing your next sales center to make it pay off in the end.

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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on March 15, 2019 0 Comments
6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

A green roof — also known as a living roof, eco-roof, vegetated roof and rooftop garden — has economic and environmental benefits that can offset its initial cost and required maintenance. This “living roof” is an extension placed above a typical roof surface. A green roof can also be at ground level over an underground built structure.

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BALA Highlights Top Design Trends for 2019

Filed in Awards, Design, International Builders' Show by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
BALA Highlights Top Design Trends for 2019

The 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) winners showcase top design trends that home buyers can expect to see in homes and communities over the next several years. From added texture to creative use of space, these features are sure to be found in homes near you in 2019 and beyond.

More hot topics are available on the newly refreshed BALA website.

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What’s Cooking with Smart-Home Kitchen Design

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on February 15, 2019 0 Comments
What’s Cooking with Smart-Home Kitchen Design

IBS attendees can learn firsthand what it takes to create a smart kitchen during a special education panel, “Smart Kitchens: How Design & Technology Trends Can Simplify Life for Homeowners,” on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

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Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on February 12, 2019 0 Comments
Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are changing what the 55+ housing industry looks like to accommodate their specific needs, especially as they relate to socialization and active interests. See which trends appeal to this demographic.

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When it Comes to Community Design, Pools and Club Houses are Passé

Filed in Design, Education, International Builders' Show by on January 24, 2018 0 Comments
When it Comes to Community Design, Pools and Club Houses are Passé

When it comes to building new communities, the traditional pool and clubhouse will no longer suffice if you want to stand out from your competitors. This was one of the key messages delivered at a Jan. 11 educational seminar on new amenities for lifestyle buyers during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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New Webinar: Taking Tile Beyond the Bath

Filed in Design, Education by on July 24, 2017 2 Comments
New Webinar: Taking Tile Beyond the Bath

Tile today doesn’t belong just in the bathroom. It can be put to excellent use in living rooms, fireplaces and as decorative accents indoors and out.

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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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