Are Golf Communities a Thing of the Past?

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Scott Sowers / Builder / November 8, 2018 While some developers and builders continue to tout golf community developments, others are repurposing abandoned courses. Courtesy the Clubs of Cordillera RanchThe clubhouse at Cordillera Ranch Golf Club near San Antonio, Texas The 25 million golfers in the U.S., or about 8% of ...

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Here’s How the Labor Shortage Is Impacting Housing, by the Numbers

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Robert Dietz / Builder / November 7, 2018 NAHB Economist Robert Dietz breaks down the ways the lack of skilled construction labor is affecting the housing market. Among the benefits of firming economic growth—GDP increased at a 4.2% annualized rate in the second quarter of 2018, the fastest pace since ...

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What Product Will Capture Massive Missing-Middle Opportunity?

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Jennifer Castenson / Builder / November 5, 2018 OpticosAn affordable example of Missing Middle Housing that Opticos designed in Richmond, California. Based on local conditions, a family would need to make $45,000 per year to afford one of these homes. The development and delivery of right-sized, right-priced workforce housing is ...

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Builders to Face Important Issues at Polls

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Robyn Griggs Lawrence / Builder / November 5, 2018 Carolyn Sewell From the largest publicly traded production firms to small local companies, home builders are at the epicenter of many of today’s most pressing political issues. Across the U.S., residential building pros deal with some of the country’s biggest challenges ...

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Metrostudy RD Eric Allen Shares Expertise on Affordability in UT with KSL.com

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Eric Allen, Metrostudy’s Regional Director for Salt Lake City, shared his expertise with KSL.com’s Ladd Egan in an article about rising home prices in Utah. ” ‘Everything that goes into building a house is getting more expensive,’ said Eric Allen, regional director for Metrostudy, which tracks Utah’s homebuilding industry. ‘We’re ...

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