Land Development



News
December 01, 2004

San Francisco Bay area's Ponderosa Homes showcases its Zero-Energy home — one of the home builder's newest options — at The Classics at Ironwood in Pleasanton, Calif., through an inviting "Green Gallery." The gallery, located in the garage of a Zero-Energy model home, features comfortable seating, Zen-like décor, and four main exhibits: Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources, Wat...

Features
December 01, 2004

Phoenix, a consistently strong housing market, keeps pushing its boundaries with communities on the fast-growing citiy's outer ring. One of the newest is the master plan of Verrado, a half-hour drive west of the city. There, with its Horizons neighborhood, Engle Homes' Arizona Division shattered preconceived notions of the prices the market would support at the edge of suburbia.

Features
December 01, 2004

For years we've placed tremendous emphasis on the design and construction of front entries. From richly detailed doors to elaborate foyers with vaulted ceilings and multiple layers of crown molding, formal entryways all contribute to the initial impression of a home. At least they do if you're a guest who actually enters through the front of the home.

Features
December 01, 2004

When we dig into the data from our most recent Builder Financial Study (the 11th consecutive survey of Lee Evans Group clients), we find house prices in 2003 ranging from $98,800 to $3.2 million, but no direct correlation of price and profitability. Thirty-eight percent of the builders had average sales prices under $200,000, 29.

Features
December 01, 2004

The race to become the first 100,000-unit GIANT is fueling merger and acquisition activity throughout home building's GIANTS. Given that the top five home builders in the United States each own only 3 to 4 percent of national market share and more and more mid-tier players will merge or acquire to gain scope and expand market share, M&A activity will only increase.

Features
November 01, 2004

Contemporary architecture returns to production-built housing, when a GIANT models an entire village in Orange County, Calif., after the shacks of an old mining town.

Features
October 01, 2004

A builder wins unanimous city council approval by meeting the city's demand for environmentally sensitive development.

Features
October 01, 2004

Boise had no urban growth boundry restrictions, but David Hale was drawn to an underutilized residential zone that encouraged infill and higher-density development.

Features
October 01, 2004

A local builder uses piers to keep his 15 custom homes at Gifford Park high and dry as well as rock solid.

Features
September 01, 2004

Residential Homes of America (RHA), located in Lake Bluff, Ill., has a knack for finding land.

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