The Best of 2017: The Stories That Mattered
As 2017 quickly comes to a close, we take a look back at what shaped the year. From a major home builder merger, and creative solutions for affordable housing to labor shortages, and natural disasters, we’ve covered it all in our round up of our top stories below.
HOW THE LENNAR/CALATLANTIC DEAL IMPACTS THE NATION’S BIGGEST MARKETS
When the acquisition is finalized, ths deal will catapult the combined company to the country’s No. 1 spot for home builders in terms of revenue. What does this mean for our nation’s largest markets?
LENNAR AND CALATLANTIC: A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
America’s No. 2-ranked homebuilder, Lennar has announced a $5.7 billion merger deal with No. 5-ranked CalAtlantic. Our Regional Directors weigh in on what this means in local markets across the country.
HARVEY’S IMPACT ON THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET
As we begin to recover from this devastating storm, inquiries are already arising with regard to the impact on Houston’s housing market.
HURRICANE IRMA’S IMPACT ON THE FLORIDA HOUSING MARKET
We’ve rounded up the top stories you need to read to be informed on how Irma will impact the future of the Florida housing market.
THE FOUR U.S. CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST CONSTRUCTION COSTS
Construction costs in New York are set to rise by 3.5 percent over 2017, find out the other cities that made the list.
2017 LOCAL MARKET LEADERS – TOP BUILDERS NATIONWIDE
Get a rolled up look at this year’s top builders overall based on their top 10 position counts in the local markets.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
In many parts of the country, entry-level affordable housing is more an oxymoron than reality. How does your market compare?
AFFORDABLE NEW HOMES – CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
Homebuilders and municipalities explore ways to make ownership attainable in these times.