Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
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.
From what I gather in my dealings with builders and designers, our industry underutilizes spreadsheets.
Rising demand for residential construction is starting to outpace the number of workers available to do the work, some home builders say.
The NAHB and other organizations are recommending any new immigration law to include a program that opens a legal path for foreign workers to enter the United States when the economy needs them.
Proving copyright infringement of a song, screenplay, or house design typically relies on circumstantial evidence because eyewitnesses or a confession by the defendant are rarely available.
Finding builders full of good people operating with no better than marginal processes is common. So what’s that got to do with profit margin? Plenty.
The two trophies most builder sales operations covet are more qualified traffic and more sales. An often-overlooked way to attain both is a well-thought-out and executed participation program for Realtors.
In home building, the customer is rarely right. Wow, I bet you didn’t think you would see that statement coming from a customer satisfaction expert; but it is true, and here is why.
William Lyon Homes became the latest home builder looking to cash in on the housing recovery when the company filed on April 9 with the SEC to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering.
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taylor Morrison raised $526 million in its initial public offering of 28.6 million shares. Analysts say interest in the home builder's shares indicates investors’ demand to cash in on the nation’s housing recovery.