The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
In many places, the resources essential to builders are scarcer and more costly than ever before. This overview looks at the state of each one—and who’s leveraging what’s available
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Many builders have little choice but to look farther and farther out into the suburbs, where the prices need to be highly competitive to entice enough buyers
The South, Midwest, and Northeast dominate top spots, while California towns flunked
Left to right: John Collier, VP of Waterscapes Pools & Spas; Randy Turkovics, president, Neal Signature Homes; Pat Neal, owner/chairman executive committee; Charlene Neal, president, Charlene Neal PureStyle; Michael Storey, president; Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. Photo: Gary Bogdon/DB Photo Agency.
The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.
The Hiawatha Line station at Government Plaza, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Sinn/Wikimedia Commons
There’s a lot of empty land in the Western U.S. But is that the best place for growth?
One columnist and housing analyst says the accepted creation myth of early homebuilding is “conveniently forgetful about what actually happened in the past.”
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