PB December 1999

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Rick Beckwitt, 40, should be the poster boy for a housing industry ad campaign touting unlimited career opportunities.

A limited-time promotion by Aurora, Ill.-based Lord & Essex Homes gave home buyers at threee separate communities the chance to win up to $5,000 in upgrades.

The Labor Department's construction materials composite price index fell by 0.8% between August and September, the second straight month of decline following three consecutive months of increase.

newmark Homes of Austin, Texas, one of the first builders to offer virtual reality tours of model homes and the construction process, is now one of the first to provide daily inventory updates a www.newmarkhomes.com.

Having long ago stopped being seen as simply providers of "trailer" homes, the manufactured housing industry has made huge strides during the past two decades.

Ego is a major force in the home building business.

Villiage Green, the demonstration project that was the backdrop when President Clinton introduced PATH, the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, in 1998, celebrated its opening earlier this year.

California builders and home buyers have amore complex way to finance community infrastructure than most of the rest of the country.

If one trend is sweeping production builders across the country, it is even-flow construction

A recent study from the NAHB reveals that seven out of the 10 most expensive housing markets in the nation are in California

To mark the company's 25th anniversary year, Style-Mark, Inc. of Archibold, Ohio has donated a total of $25,000 to nine Habitat for Humanity chapters and the Never Forgotten Fund (Columbine high School) in Denver.

Nobody buys a home that is unaffordable.

panelized construction of homes is poised to become a more important part of the prefabricated housing segment over the next few years, a new forecast says.

Here at corporate, we're in the service business.

Back in December 1989, who could have guessed that Don Horton's Arlington, Texas, housing firm would, a decade later, be among the top five home builders in America, with more than $3 billion in 1999 revenue?

So you've hit upon the right design for your target market.

The numbers tell a remarkable story.

Ground has been broken on Chicagoland's first 'Health/Energy Star/Technology' concept house and will showcase a cohesive package of special construction techniques aimed at building a healthy, energy efficient and modern home for the new millennium.

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