Land Development

Year in Review: 2015’s Best and Worst Small U.S. Cities
December 10, 2015

The South, Midwest, and Northeast dominate top spots, while California towns flunked

Sprawl and Density Are Not Necessarily Opposites

The Hiawatha Line station at Government Plaza, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Sinn/Wikimedia Commons

November 02, 2015

There’s a lot of empty land in the Western U.S. But is that the best place for growth?

October 02, 2015

One columnist and housing analyst says the accepted creation myth of early homebuilding is “conveniently forgetful about what actually happened in the past.”

Land development for building homes
July 30, 2015

There's more than one way to improve your position

Condo Construction, Housing Market, Housing, Homes, California

Construction of One Rincon Hill in San Francisco, 2006. Photo: Armin van Buuren, Wikimedia Commons

July 22, 2015

The Wall Street Journal argues that the lack of condos, which can serve as entry-level housing, is a missed opportunity in the housing recovery

6 Things June’s Housing Starts Tell Us
July 20, 2015

Trulia’s Chief Economist Selma Hepp says 2015 may be the best year for housing

Plan view of housing development
July 14, 2015

Homes that suit their lots play a crucial role in communities that sell well, maintain value, and have staying power

Land strategies in action—builder, developer looks at land for future development
July 13, 2015

Post-recession, builders are finding that there’s more than one way to the land and lot pipeline

High Price of Land means Low Construction Starts
June 17, 2015

Builders have to pay more for land, which means building bigger, more expensive homes is a safer bet to break even

How to Make Single-Family Homes Urban and Sustainable
February 13, 2015

A paradigm shift in American housing design does not mean single-family homes should vanish.


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