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
Headhunters, home builders, and other industries are looking for talent. If you ignore employee satisfaction, your human capital will be hired away.
Don Dykstra, president of Bloomfield Homes (Southlake, Texas), says a recent deal with Sumitomo Forestry provides the builder with confidence to increase leverage.
David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately held home builders, released the winners of its "Partners of Choice" Award for 2013, which recognizes outstanding suppliers from the builder's evaluation system.
What makes a leader? The answer is not found in rank and privilege. The answer is found by understanding a leader’s responsibilities, Scott Sedam says.
As more homes begin to sell, all of the players involved in sales eventually will get some benefit from the momentum alone. But good markets cover up and forgive a lot of bad processes and business errors.
Builders need to prepare and face a challenge that they haven’t seen in many years—rising material and labor costs and shortages. Passing the costs along by simply raising prices won’t be enough to solve the problem.
This recovery is one in which builders would do well to recognize the trend lines and take a steady course of action rather than stutter steps, which can harm your business.
On the long road back toward sales levels rivaling the best years in the industry, are similar profit levels still available? Where will we find profit?
The eight-point jump was the first time the index has been above 50 since April 2006 and represented the biggest one-month gain since August and September of 2002, when the HMI recorded a similar increase of eight points.
The Home Building Lending Improvement Act of 2013 would discourage lenders from calling construction loans whose payments are current and establish regulatory guidelines to allow the banking industry to restore lending for viable home building projects.