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Lean Building Blog: Who has the edge on innovation?

Last fall the president of one of America’s “Top 10” builders who I have known for years corralled me at a conference. Because I travel this industry…

Best Practices

Lean Design Blog: One small item that can save you $100 per house

I catch myself from time to time spending money on things that I just don’t need to.  Whether it’s the cool action video I think I will watch after…

Best Practices

Grand getaways: two larger-than-life custom vacation homes

These vacation homes are anything but the stereotypical beach shack or cabin in the woods.

Design

Lean Design Blog: Elevations – what's in a name?

Why bother naming your houses? It would be a whole lot easier and more efficient to identify your homes by their square footage. It could be argued…

Business

PulteGroup partners with Fiberweb to use TYPAR Weather Protection Sysetm exclusively

Fiberweb announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year contract with PulteGroup Inc., one of the top home builders in the United States.

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Pending home sales hit highest point since 2010

The National Association of Realtors reported that pending home sales reached their highest point in nearly two years in January, according to a story on HousingWire.

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FHFA begins first transactions of REO rental program

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has begun the first pilot transaction of its program to turn foreclosed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac homes into rental properties, according to HousingWire.

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McIlwain: 3 steps to help the housing market

With the housing market in a lethargic recovery, John K. McIlwain of the Urban Land Institute offers three ways to help revive the market.

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Morgan Stanley says REO rental program could create nearly 2 million jobs

New research from Morgan Stanley suggests the federal government’s program to turn foreclosed properties into rental opportunities could have a significant positive impact on job creation.

Business

Avatar Holdings rebrands as AV Homes

Home builder and developer Avatar Holdings unveiled a new identity this week, rebranding itself as AV Homes Inc.

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