PB May 2016

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There are lots of reasons why they happen. Here are tips on getting through and arriving at the best possible outcome

Scott Sedam examines popular conceptions on how to fix the trade labor shortage.

Time-tested elements plus inventive thinking make for new and imaginative ways to attract buyers.

High-density detached housing offers maximum value on small lots

AHV Communities has five communities of detached single-family rentals either under development or under construction in Texas. The 3- to 4-bedroom houses include a front yard, attached two-car garage.

Maintaining a supply of quick-delivery, finished homes fills multiple roles, and there’s a place for it in every business plan

According to the quarterly Trulia Inventory and Price Watch, starter and trade-up home stock has declined 40 percent since 2012

Renovate America and the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) announced a partnership in March.

Online sales leads are crucial to business, but a new survey finds that builders aren’t taking nearly enough advantage.

Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth have experienced more growth than anywhere else in the U.S.

Arizona is an example of a state that has wildly different intracounty tax rates, such as in Gila County, where average tax rates vary from less than $1, to $9 per $1,000 of value

The updated rule reduces the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air averaged over an eight-hour shift.

Scott Sedam takes a look at the choices and responsibilities in solving the trade shortage

Tax changes over the years have rendered the mortgage interest tax deduction nearly useless

Reports of the demise of the master planned community may be greatly exaggerated

In a home building landscape filled with obstacles and challenges, the Housing Giants strive to discover new avenues leading to increased growth

Access to locally-grown, organic food is emerging as the hottest tool for building communities. 

Cookie-cutter streetscapes are giving way in master planned communities, and the Housing Giants that build them are focusing on product diversity, quality of life, and neighborhoods.

Tight margins, tough regulations, high costs. Sluggish wages, strict lending, student debt. Despite a litany of obstacles, Housing Giants large and small are reaching the market’s biggest buyer segment: first-timers.

Dwell Development enhances a Seattle infill master planned community with sustainable houses

Professional Builder’s annual Housing Giants list, ranked by revenue, includes 252 of the nation’s largest builders.

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