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  • Mega-Builders Consolidate As Recovery Takes Hold

    High-profile acquisitions indicate growing financial strength among the nation’s biggest production homebuilders.With the homebuilding rebound two years old, the nation’s biggest builders are strengthening their grip on supplies of developed land.

  • Stone Cold Style: Armstrong Alterna Reserve Luxury Vinyl Tile

    A range of pattern variations and advanced imaging offer a true stone look in vinyl flooring.

  • Nationwide

    This is the Chicago suburb's first new apartment community in at least five years, and the submarket's vacancy rate was 5.3 percent in the third quarter of 2008, according to market research firm Reis, Inc.


    Detroit—Habitat Co., based in Chicago, has placed Lafayette Towers, a 584-unit apartment complex located downtown, on the sales block for $20 million.

  • Nationwide

    Chicago—AvalonBay Communities has acquired a 3.5-acre site here for a new 1,000-unit apartment community, Avalon on South Clark. The development cost is approximately $280 million.

  • Boston’s Suburban Building Boom

    Revere, Mass.—Five miles outside of Boston, on the border between the suburbs of Revere and Malden, Roseland Property Co.

  • Backfill: Carpentry Goes to the Dogs

    Builders in the doghouse

  • Toolbox: High-Voltage Cordless Saws

    New higher-voltage cordless circular saws

  • Quick Kitchen Estimates

    Clients often want to know what their new kitchen will cost before they’ve picked cabinets or decided on countertop material — even before they’ve finalized the layout. This unit-price approach will help you produce rough estimates quickly and with a minimum of guesswork.

  • Case in Point: Not a Roofing Problem

    Why’s it raining indoors?