Planning + Development

How Meritage Homes Halted Land Deals, Calmed Buyer Fears to Survive Downturn

When a crisis strikes, it can be hard to think straight, but some of the business decisions made at the start can be the difference between your bu


Financing for Affordable Housing Is Increasingly Harder to Secure  

Developers of affordable housing are having a tougher time lining up financing.

Planning + Development

L.A. Developers Still Building Large Homes, Despite City’s Attempt to Restrict Them

Developers continue to build large single-family homes on lots zoned for more density in Los Angeles, despite the city’s efforts to curtail such co

Net Zero

Transitioning to Building Net Zero Homes? Start With Land Acquisition

Make land your first consideration for building net zero and net-zero energy ready homes


Nebraska Lawmakers Build Support for Relaxing Density Restrictions

Nebraska could become the second state in the nation after Oregon to pass a statewide law on zoning.

Planning + Development

13 American Communities Offer Free Land for Builders

Thirteen American communities—primarily in the Midwest and Plains states—are offering free land for those who would invest and build there.

Planning + Development

How Did Land Sales and Prices Change in 2019?

Overall land sales rose over two percent in 2019 in all categories, according to the 2019 Land Market Survey, a joint survey conducted by the Realt

Planning + Development

Buying Land? 10 Tips to Find the Best of What’s Left

Think all the good land was bought by big builders? 10 tips for small builders to find and buy land

Planning + Development

Land of Opportunity: How Home Builders Can Get Creative in 2020

If you think more creatively about building opportunities and can navigate the associated hurdles, you could significantly impact housing supply in your market

Planning + Development

On Your Lot or Not? Advantages, Challenges of a Semi-Custom Approach

Somewhere between custom and production, building to suit on a client’s land removes some risk, while keeping your creative juices flowing 

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