Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
In the first part of the Land Acquisition and Development Financial series (August PB), we discussed a market analysis that serves as the foundation for your land acquisition and development financial decisions. This, the second article in the series, will discuss finding the land and the preliminary investigation and financial analysis.
Mold has had its 15 minutes of fame over the last few years. Though the hype has died down, mold is still an important issue. Customer complaints require home builders to have a fast action plan; both to clean up the mold problem and to show customers a quality home builder is looking out for their health and safety and the durability of their home.
Land development is both an art and a science. It is an art that builds on creativity, instincts and vision to transform an idea from concept into reality. As a science, it systematically progresses through a series of activities to accomplish a successful outcome — a new development. In this article, we will discuss the land acquisition and development finance process, which includes: Th...
Part 5 of the Financial Management series will show how a disciplined approach to financial management can save time and improve margins. What is a system? A system contains the following four items: Each of the four components can work individually; however, it takes all four working in conjunction to make a system.
While many builders lack the resources to duplicate the human resources programs of companies such as Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson, all home builders, regardless of company size, can and should practice the following.
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