Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
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The housing industry gave mixed reviews to the Obama administration's proposal to sell tens of thousands of foreclosed properties owned by government-backed entities and then convert them to rentals, reported the Wall Street Journal.
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The head of a major U.S. real-estate company is calling on the White House to hold a “housing summit” to address some of the major hurdles holding back the housing market.
Measuring the lowest total cost of operations and counting every dollar, no matter who it goes to initially, are among the key t
Measuring the lowest total cost of operations and counting every dollar, no matter who it goes to initially, are among the key tenets of purchasing, according to operations expert Scott Sedam. He presents nine basic tenets of purchasing that a builder must practice and internalize that enable lowest total cost.
Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a road
Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a roadmap for getting started.
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After three consecutive years of record-low construction levels, the vigor of the recovery in housing now hinges on a return of demand, according to the State of the Nation’s Housing report released this morning by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. The key obstacles to a return in demand, say Harvard researchers, are the lingering consequences of the recession and financial crisis.
PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas outlines his strategy for staying on top and positioning the perennial top builder for the future
Professional Builder editors recently sat down with PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas to discuss his strategy for bringing Pulte back to profitability in 2011, his thoughts on GSE reform and the changing view on housing policy in Washington, D.C., and his long-term outlook for America’s largest home builder.
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As part of its multi-year effort to consolidate its management structure, PulteGroup will eliminate as many as 10 executives at the divisional president level or higher, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The cuts come several months after Pulte downsized its operations from six regions to four and eliminated the COO position.
How to tackle the 'I’d love to buy, but I can’t sell my house’ syndrome
Plenty of consumers are shopping around for new homes, but they believe they can’t buy until they sell. New-home sales and marketing guru Bob Schultz offers tactics for converting these hot prospects into sales.
John Burns: 4 successful builder strategies for maximizing revenue
Home builders must be firing on all cylinders to make money during these trying times, says John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Burns highlights four common strategies firms are employing to maximize revenue.
As more home builders flock to housing markets that have remained relatively healthy through the downturn, the increased competition is starting to impact sales, according to new data from John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Raleigh, N.C., and San Diego are among the presumed stronger markets that are seeing lower year-over-year net sales per community.