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What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

Most areas of the country tend to be at higher risk for one or two hazards. Practices can be incorporated into new and existing homes to help increase the chance they will “weather the storm” by making them more resilient and enabling home owners to repair and remain in those homes.

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Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

Filed in Affordability, Land Development by on January 16, 2020 1 Comment
Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

NAHB continues to dive into ongoing concerns over housing affordability, including its “Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes” report. The report identifies ordinances and codes that enable the construction of more varied housing types and smaller, more affordable homes, including the form-based code for greenfield development used in the Mews Townhouse Units in South Jordan, Utah.

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3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

As baby boomers — the most lucrative generation — continue to reach retirement age, interest in universal design and aging-in-place continues to grow. The 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) offers ample opportunities to not only learn more about each concept, but also the distinction between the two. Attendees at this year’s show can select from a variety of sessions to get a better understanding of what these design concepts entail.

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How to Build Communities Buyers Will Love to Call Home

Filed in Design by on January 14, 2020 1 Comment
How to Build Communities Buyers Will Love to Call Home

A shift is taking place with home buyers. They want to invest in more than a home; they want to invest in the experience of living there. As a result, home builders need to focus more than ever on “placemaking” in community and neighborhood design.

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3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Filed in Affordability, Land Development by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Media coverage recently has detailed the growing housing affordability shortage in the United States, discussing how local zoning remains a barrier to greater access to housing. Communities can work to address this shortage by updating ordinances that promote single-family detached and large multifamily buildings, with few options between.

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2020’s Trending Colors of the Year

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on January 10, 2020 1 Comment
2020’s Trending Colors of the Year

New year, new decade. Time to breathe new life into home design. Restoration, optimism and sophistication are woven throughout this year’s selection of colors of the year, announced annually by Pantone and various major paint manufacturers.

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Top 10 Tips for IBS 2020 from Veteran Attendees

Filed in International Builders' Show by on January 3, 2020 0 Comments
Top 10 Tips for IBS 2020 from Veteran Attendees

Heading to the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) this month and not sure where to start? Here’s some advice from IBS ambassadors to help you make the most of your Las Vegas trek.

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See 3 Ways Builders Incorporate High Performance into Homes

See 3 Ways Builders Incorporate High Performance into Homes

Join other 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) attendees on the Green Home Tour the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 22, to see a wide range of the latest in efficient, comfortable, intelligent home technology.

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5 Ways to Build a Better Business with IBS Communities

5 Ways to Build a Better Business with IBS Communities

Several presentations in the IBS Centrals and Communities aim to help attendees better understand the resources available to them to achieve business success. Whether targeting a specific industry niche or just looking for a crash course in tech tools, here are few highlights to plug into your calendar.

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How “Business-as-Usual” Products Can Present Green Building Opportunities

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on December 27, 2019 2 Comments
How “Business-as-Usual” Products Can Present Green Building Opportunities

At a recent green building conference, one education session of interest highlighted top green building products for a changing climate. The session presented business-as-usual scenarios of products that tend to be inefficient or have issues, and then building and materials science experts featured products and applications for more efficient opportunities. Here are some great examples.

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