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Missing the connection between your market and residential design is like shooting yourself in the wallet. This course equips you with a comprehensive, market-driven residential development plan that helps you pick the right site, identify your probable purchasers and design communities and homes …
8/28/2014
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When well managed, a full-service building or remodeling business can increase profits and maximize customer satisfaction. If you’ve ever considered running a design/build operation, this course shows you how to assess the challenges ahead. Learn how the few and the bold have benefited from …
8/28/2014
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The maturing of the U.S. Baby Boomer population is a huge opportunity for remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) course will help you understand the …
8/28/2014
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Today’s home building and remodeling environment is growing more complex. Prospective clients regularly seek technologies for the home that were once thought of as extravagant extras. Clearly, consumers want installed technology to enhance comfort, security, entertainment and energy efficiency in …
8/28/2014
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Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. And with their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are also looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying these opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business …
8/28/2014
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These award-winning modular townhomes were built in North Dakota as a solution to the housing demand due to the massive oil boom.
8/4/2014
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Manufacturer: Honest Abe Log Homes, Inc.; Moss, Tenn.Designer: Larry Bell, Volunteer Log Homes; Henry, Tenn. As the name suggests, the DeSocio II is an enlarged version taken from an original design. It was conceptualized by Larry Bell of Volunteer Log Homes, an independent …
7/16/2014
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Debra Young, M.Ed., ATP, CAPS, OTR/L, SCEM, EmpowerAbility, LLC, Newark, Del., explains how she benefited from CAPS in her career as an occupational therapist.
7/14/2014
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Wood homes — log homes, in particular — have a distinct history and kinship with Maine. The homes, like the state's residents, are durable and have weathered many hardships and storms, only to emerge stronger and more handsome. So it's not surprising that when the Bolduc family decided …
7/1/2014
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This custom log home from Precision Craft Log & Timber showcases a beatiful, luxury floor plan set in the mountains.
6/27/2014
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This page describes the floor plan and features of London House, NAHB's model home at the 1960 Ideal Home Exhibition in London, England.
6/27/2014
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This web page describes a Gold winner in the 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, in the category of Best Detached Home (over 2,100 square feet).
6/25/2014
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This award-winning modular home design was built in Philadelphia.
6/3/2014
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2013 Best in American Living Awards.
3/14/2014
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2013 Best in American Living Awards.
3/14/2014
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Properly issued patents for residential building design and subdivision layouts are critical to the bottom line for builders and developers.
2/26/2014
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Project: Modern CottageManufacturer: Epoch HomesWinner: Green Building Built in Ancram, N.Y., this three bedroom, minimalist modern-styled modular home by Epoch Homes was designed as a vacation home away from Manhattan.           Epoch Homes …
11/12/2013
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This article showcases an award-winning design for an outdoor kitchen on the main level of the home overlooking the beach, sunning deck and boat dock and adjacent to the main level outdoor living room.
9/25/2013
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Project: The McGranahanBuilder: Tony Hirst Builder, LLC with Modular Manufacturer, Handcrafted HomesHome of Distinction: Modular Homes between 3,001 and 4,000 square feet Maybe this should've gotten the "Best Sons of the Year" award! This home, built by Tony Hirst with modules manufactured by …
7/30/2013
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