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From creating visual scopes of work to implementing open-book management techniq

From creating visual scopes of work to implementing open-book management techniques, Scott Sedam searched far and wide for the b

Features
June 03, 2012

From creating visual scopes of work to implementing open-book management techniques, Scott Sedam searched far and wide for the best new business ideas for builders.

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted an

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted an

News
May 23, 2012

Following yesterday's upbeat existing-home sales report, today's new-home sales data offers more positive news for the housing market. Sales of new single-family houses in April 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000, up 9.9 percent year over year.

Next Move: Housing Giant builders share their top moneymaking opportunities for

Next Move: Housing Giant builders share their top moneymaking opportunities for 2012

Features
May 18, 2012

From expanding into custom building to entering new markets, Giant firms share their strategies for growth.

Features
May 07, 2012

Professional Builder's Housing Giants report ranks the nation's 235 largest home builders by 2011 residential construction revenue.

FHFA, short sales, process, new rules, timetable, review, foreclosure

FHFA, short sales, process, new rules, timetable, review, foreclosure

News
April 20, 2012

In an attempt to reduce the number of foreclosures nationwide, the Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced new rules for the short sale process on Thursday, according to CNN Money.

Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan, housing market, optimism, 9 signs, turnaround

Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan, housing market, optimism, 9 signs, turnaround

News
April 10, 2012

In his annual letter to investors, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon offered an optimistic outlook on the housing market for 2012.

CoreLogic Home Price Index, HPI, February, monthly increase, distressed sales

CoreLogic Home Price Index, HPI, February, monthly increase, distressed sales

News
April 06, 2012

The latest release of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) showed that, excluding distressed sales, month-over-month prices increased 0.7 percent in February from January.

Wells Fargo, NAHB, forecast, housing, consumer confidence, home prices, increase

Wells Fargo, NAHB, forecast, housing, consumer confidence, home prices, increase

News
April 04, 2012

Wells Fargo has upgraded its outlook on the housing market in its April forecast, thanks to modest upswings in consumer confidence and home prices nationwide.

Toll Brothers, high-end home builders, new home sales, home prices, increases

Toll Brothers, high-end home builders, new home sales, home prices, increases

News
March 30, 2012

Toll Brothers CEO Douglas Yearley told CNBC this week the company was having its “best spring in five years,” just one sign the high-end housing market is starting to recover, according to Calculated Risk.

Case-Shiller, S&P, January, home price index, composite, return rates

Case-Shiller, S&P, January, home price index, composite, return rates

News
March 28, 2012

The latest release of S&P’s Case-Shiller indices found that home prices rose in Miami, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., in January, according to HousingWire. In addition, 10 markets were able to marginally improve their annual return rates from the previous month. On the whole, however, home prices did go down for the month.

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