Business Management

A compilation of business news, trends, and surveys on customer satisfaction, financials, human resources, marketing, and sales.

Illustration of house with some different added options.
May 13, 2015

Offering special features and upgrades gives you an edge with buyers, but competitive pricing, optimal margins, and streamlined packaging are essential

Illustration of a man scaling a tall building
May 04, 2015

The tale of a small builder’s quest to maintain his market share against the big guys

Trash can full of money to indicate lost revenue from process inefficiencies in the home building process.
May 10, 2015

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

Photo of a boat sailing on stormy waters
March 11, 2015

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

February 18, 2015

Jeffrey T. Mezger named Chair of the Policy Advisory Board at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies

Framing and materials on site
February 09, 2015

There's much that builders can do to build better homes while eliminating waste. But suppliers and trades have a part to play, too.

Lennar's headquarters in Fountainbleu, Florida

Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons

January 16, 2015

The fiscal fourth quarter results of Lennar Corp. contains good news for homebuyers, not so good for investors.

December 16, 2014

Make the most of the International Builders’ Show with good planning

August 19, 2014

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.

July 17, 2014

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.


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