This month’s issue includes stories about three unfilled market niches that are significant opportunities for builders: culturally aware housing, live-work housing, and Missing Middle Housing.
A compilation of business news, trends, and surveys on customer satisfaction, financials, human resources, marketing, and sales.
Offering special features and upgrades gives you an edge with buyers, but competitive pricing, optimal margins, and streamlined packaging are essential
The tale of a small builder’s quest to maintain his market share against the big guys
There are at least two dollars of process waste for each dollar you find in product, and the larger the builder, the greater the waste
If you think you’ll get significantly higher retail prices in 2015 for your homes, you’re kidding yourself—but there are some factors you can control
Jeffrey T. Mezger was named Chair of the Policy Advisory Board at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies
Jeffrey T. Mezger named Chair of the Policy Advisory Board at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies
There's much that builders can do to build better homes while eliminating waste. But suppliers and trades have a part to play, too.
Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons
The fiscal fourth quarter results of Lennar Corp. contains good news for homebuyers, not so good for investors.
Make the most of the International Builders’ Show with good planning
HVAC contractor Carl Grace has already faced down a boatload of problems, and he’s hardly had his coffee yet; but the day is just getting started.
Every market varies, but during the current housing recovery, land and lot positions continue to be challenging and competitive. It’s time to get creative.