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  • Benefit of Trees

    By Wendy Leibowitz. Ten builders and developers who made tree preservation a priority in the design, production, development, and marketing of their new communities were honored in August with 2003 Building With Trees Awards of Excellence by The National Arbor Day Foundation, Firewise Communities...

  • Barren Beauty

    At first sight, the 3,800 acres that is Santaluz -- several miles inland from Del Mar in California's Northern San Diego County -- looks pretty barren. But that's the point: Developer DMB, of Scottsdale, Ariz., wanted the place to be different.

  • Dispelling Myths

    As we at WCI go about the business of creating luxurious lifestyle communities, marketing and selling homes in those communities, and providing an unmatched lifestyle environment for our customers, we are frequently reminding ourselves of our obligations to our shareholders. I believe it is...

  • Kitchens That Cook

    That's the kind of test only a chef could come up with; someone who knows his way around a kitchen and, presumably, how to set up a kitchen to make it cook. The results are inconclusive, but Pulte-Las Vegas is hoping that Mauler's star appeal and expertise will lead to a better kitchen -- one for...

  • Battle for Buyers

    An unprecedented 7.4 million homes and condos are expected to be bought this year; nearly a million of those will be new single-family homes. Only this time, it was my hope we might finally buy that first newly built home with all those options so many of us Americans really do dream about.

  • Expanded Membership

    For the first time since its founding in 2000, Builder Homesite Inc. (BHI), the Web marketing consortium of 32 founding builder members has opened its doors to new members. Thomas Krobot, president of Roswell, Ga.'s Ashton Woods Homes' U.S. operations, meanwhile, has been one of a number of...

  • Digital Evolution

    Thirty-two builders and a group of major suppliers came together in late June to form a new venture, New Home Technologies, to make the dazzling array of options available, via builders' Web sites, to home buyers. Terri Connett, the manager of new business development at Whirlpool Corp., said she...

  • Big Builder News Bits -- August 2003

    Irvine, California's MBK Homes named Timothy A. Kane as its new president. Before joining MBK Homes, Kane managed an independent real estate consulting and appraisal company, which included MBK Homes among its clients.

  • Going Local

    Packed with an array of options and staffed by 18 "designers," the extensive showroom, located in Lewisville, Texas, has been closed as Centex Homes realigns its business model to target value-oriented home buyers. To better support the company's strategic changes, option centers are now located in...

  • Business: Heard at the Show

    Heard and seen at JLC Live