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Census Bureau Combines Market Stats Into an App Census Bureau Combines Market Stats Into an App

A new app from the Census Bureau combines its suite of economic indicators into one handy app. Read more

Making the Grade
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Making the Grade

A new website ranks banks for their capacity to lend to small businesses. Read more

Tags: Business, Finance
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Market Spotlight: Chicago-Area Builders Waiting for Rebound

A diversified economy kept the Chicago market afloat during the downturn but has yet to give local custom home building the jump-start it needs to boost confidence among builders. Read more

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Mid-Range Sustainability a New Niche Among Top-Tier Homes

Custom buyers want varying shades of green, pushing builders to find ways to brand and categorize these different project types. Read more

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Architect referrals boost business for Risinger Homes Architect referrals boost business for Risinger Homes

Matt Risinger bases his custom home building business on architect referrals and shares insights on how other custom builders can do the same. Read more

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Kitchen and Bath Trends and Predictions for 2012 Kitchen and Bath Trends and Predictions for 2012

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently polled member kitchen and bath dealers from across North America to gauge their general financial state based on third quarter figures and get sales or project predictions for 2012. The NKBA also surveyed more than 350 member designers to ascertain upcoming kitchen and bath design trends. All results point to an exciting year for the kitchen and bath industry. Read more

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Infill, Durability, and Front Porches Top the Home Design Trends Charts

The 2011 third quarter results of The American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends Survey show an approximate 15 percent improvement in the custom/luxury market with outdoor spaces and smaller, greener homes remaining the most popular requests among residential clients. Read more

Spec Infill Remodel Pays the Bills
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Spec Infill Remodel Pays the Bills

A small, single-family home builder shares his experience of doing a spec infill... Read more

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Census Summer Stats Show Growth in New Residential Construction Census Summer Stats Show Growth in New Residential Construction

July 2011 figures for privately owned housing units, including single-family homes, were higher then those recorded in the same categories for July 2010. Read more

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Shifting Perspectives in Custom Home Building Shifting Perspectives in Custom Home Building

Custom home clients' priorities are evolving in the wake of the Great Recession. Read more

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