Management



Features
July 08, 2013

What makes a leader? The answer is not found in rank and privilege. The answer is found by understanding a leader’s responsibilities, Scott Sedam says.

Features
June 24, 2013

As more homes begin to sell, all of the players involved in sales eventually will get some benefit from the momentum alone. But good markets cover up and forgive a lot of bad processes and business errors.

Features
June 24, 2013

Builders need to prepare and face a challenge that they haven’t seen in many years—rising material and labor costs and shortages. Passing the costs along by simply raising prices won’t be enough to solve the problem.

Features
June 24, 2013

This recovery is one in which builders would do well to recognize the trend lines and take a steady course of action rather than stutter steps, which can harm your business.

Features
June 24, 2013

On the long road back toward sales levels rivaling the best years in the industry, are similar profit levels still available? Where will we find profit?

News
June 17, 2013

The eight-point jump was the first time the index has been above 50 since April 2006 and represented the biggest one-month gain since August and September of 2002, when the HMI recorded a similar increase of eight points.

News
June 04, 2013

The Home Building Lending Improvement Act of 2013 would discourage lenders from calling construction loans whose payments are current and establish regulatory guidelines to allow the banking industry to restore lending for viable home building projects.

News
May 31, 2013

PulteGroup, Inc., has announced it will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta in 2014 from its current location in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Features
May 24, 2013

In looking ahead to 2013, we asked builders who placed in the middle of the pack in our survey about the lessons they learned from the downturn, and how they are applying that information to future opportunities.

Features
May 24, 2013

For this issue Pat O’Toole, our venerable publisher, asked me to write about the best business models among those home builders in what is often termed the second tier of the industry, or those companies ranked in the top 25 to 100.

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