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    08, Jan 2018
    Meet the needs of baby boomers with HECM loansBy John KaminBuilder Partnerships Senior ConsultantIf an underserved market existed that allowed you to ...
  • What Is Your Soft Cycle?

    08, Jan 2018
    Few builders adequately manage or measure this critical part of the home building process By Matt CollinsBuilder Partnerships Senior ConsultantMost bu...
  • Holding the Line on Costs

    08, Jan 2018
    Strategies to fight the price increases that are chipping away at your profits By Ed HauckBuilder Partnerships Senior ConsultantCost increases are o...
  • Experts' Corner: Advice for 2018

    08, Jan 2018
    Industry leaders offer insights and recommendations for growth and profitability in the coming months"With escalating construction costs, a shortage o...
  • Pricing Homes for Success and Profit

    08, Jan 2018
    Builders must balance the need for value and velocityBy Charles C. Shinn Jr., Ph.D.Founder, Builder PartnershipsToo many builders determine the sales ...
  • Builder Partnerships Recommends: Programs at IBS (Jan 9 - 11, 2018)

    28, Dec 2017
    Take full advantage of the show! Stop by to visit with our manufacturer members at their booths to see exciting new products and catch the many traini...
  • Chuck Shinn's 2018 Housing Forecast

    28, Dec 2017
    Stars are aligned for a stellar yearBy Charles C. Shinn Jr., PhDFounder, Builder PartnershipsHousing closed out 2017 very strong. In fact, 2017 is tra...
  • MarkSystems Builder Case Study: Capital Homes

    28, Dec 2017
    MarkSystems™ software provides substantial gains in business insights, productivity, and profitability Few resources are more valuable or cost-e...
  • For Manufacturers: Sales and Marketing, or Sales vs. Marketing?

    27, Dec 2017
    To be a winner, you can’t forget you are on the same teamBy Stephen CrouchVice President of Operations, Builder Partnerships“The strength ...
  • Advantages of Formica dECOLeather™ Over Faux and Real Leather

    27, Dec 2017
    Trying to decide between new dECOLeather™ recycled leather veneer, faux leather, or 100% leather? dECOLeather™ has many attributes that ma...
  • Maximize Profits with Closet Upgrades

    27, Dec 2017
    4 tips for improving the process Brought to you by Organized LivingBuilders are always looking for extra upgrade opportunities to maximize profits and...
  • Why Builders Choose DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap®

    27, Dec 2017
    What does it take to become the #1 ranked house wrap brand in the industry? Why do builders rate DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® as #1 in quali...
  • Beating the Housing Labor Shortage

    05, Dec 2017
    High-quality workers seek out Employers of Choice By Charles C. Shinn Jr.Founder, Builder PartnershipsThe economy is improving, and companies are hiri...
  • A Century of Service

    05, Dec 2017
    CF. Vatterott continues the legacy of its founderBy Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorNot many home builders can say they’ve been in business for ...
  • Maximize Your Model Homes

    05, Dec 2017
    Seven tips to make a small space appear largerBy Lita DirksPresident, Lita Dirks and Co. Interior DesignSmaller spaces can be tricky to tackle, but th...
  • New Ceiling Fans Provide More Options

    05, Dec 2017
    Progress Lighting adds 28 collections to expand offeringNational lighting manufacturer Progress Lighting recently introduced 28 new ceiling fans to pr...
  • Variable-Speed Systems Put Home Comfort on Cruise Control

    05, Dec 2017
    Brought to you by Trane Builders in residential construction can deliver home owners more efficient and reliable home heating and cooling with variabl...
  • An Ode to Candy Corn

    25, Oct 2017
    By Charles C. Shinn Jr., Ph.D.Founder, Builder PartnershipsTypically, all the articles in the newsletter cover serious business issues. As we get into...
  • Why Aren't the Trades Showing Up to My Jobs?!

    25, Oct 2017
    Breaking the cycle of unreliable schedulesBy Matt CollinsBuilder Partnerships Senior ConsultantIf you ask 10 builders about their greatest struggle ri...
  • Waterproofing Solutions from Protecto Wrap

    25, Oct 2017
    Protecto Wrap is the single-source supplier for buildersAre your flashing tapes not sticking? Are you looking for faster flashing application without ...
  • Home Buyer Bullies

    25, Oct 2017
    4 steps for dealing with customers who threaten violence By Carol SmithPresident, Home AddressDuring a conversation about paint touch-up, an agitated ...
  • A Builder's Road Map to Profit from Home Automation

    25, Oct 2017
    Legrand offers insights on this hot trend Technology is more woven into our lifestyle and everyday living habits than ever before. In the world of the...
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: Kitchen Style Trend Direction for 2018

    25, Oct 2017
    By Stephanie PierceMasterBrand Director of Design and TrendsKitchen trends tend to change slowly, as consumer decisions are typically on the conservat...
  • Driving for Kids

    25, Oct 2017
    Builders wow organizers with generous donations for sick children By Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorThe home builder community has once again shown ...
  • 2016 Financial and Operational Study

    28, Sep 2017
    Operating expenses are down, but direct construction costs are risingBy Emma Shinn, CPA, MBACFO Builder PartnershipsThe results are in from the 2016 f...

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