Land Development



Highlands Ranch in Colorado. Photo: wmung/Wikimedia Commons

News
December 29, 2016

Rising land and construction costs have cut the best sellers' total sales in half from a decade ago

Features
November 07, 2016

In many places, the resources essential to builders are scarcer and more costly than ever before. This overview looks at the state of each one—and who’s leveraging what’s available

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Features
June 30, 2016

Many builders have little choice but to look farther and farther out into the suburbs, where the prices need to be highly competitive to entice enough buyers

Year in Review: 2015’s Best and Worst Small U.S. Cities
News
December 10, 2015

The South, Midwest, and Northeast dominate top spots, while California towns flunked

2015 Builder of the Year: Neal Communities

Left to right: John Collier, VP of Waterscapes Pools & Spas; Randy Turkovics, president, Neal Signature Homes; Pat Neal, owner/chairman executive committee; Charlene Neal, president, Charlene Neal PureStyle; Michael Storey, president; Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. Photo: Gary Bogdon/DB Photo Agency.

Features
November 24, 2015

The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.

Sprawl and Density Are Not Necessarily Opposites

The Hiawatha Line station at Government Plaza, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Sinn/Wikimedia Commons

News
November 02, 2015

There’s a lot of empty land in the Western U.S. But is that the best place for growth?

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