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Mega-Masterplans with Multiple Developers

Masterplan developers have learned that they can achieve even more sales and higher prices by joining forces with adjacent land owners to create larger master-planned communities with scale. By working together, they can create a larger community with more name …

Huge Gains in New Home Sales and Pricing 10 Years after the Downturn

Ten years after John Burns Real Estate Consulting began surveying home builders every month, new home sales and pricing feedback demonstrate a solid and sustained recovery. Our June 2018 survey capturing 358 metro ratings across 83 metros confirms that demand …

New Home Sales at the Top 50 Masterplans Set a New Record

Home buyers love master-planned communities. More than 28,000 home buyers purchased homes in the top 50 master-planned communities last year. While new home sales grew 9% last year, masterplan sales grew 20%! All 50 communities sold at least 314 homes …

Four Masterplans Exceed 1,000 Sales in 2017

Masterplan sales surged in 2017. The Villages, Irvine Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, and Summerlin all captured over 1,000 net homes sales in 2017. Sales in a number of western US communities swelled, while many communities in Florida and Texas captured fewer …

Cost Increases Top 2017 Housing Market Surprises

Over 300 home building executives told us their biggest surprises of 2017. Although they anticipated cost increases, 40% told us that the extent of those increases surprised them the most. Stronger than expected demand (especially in the last few months) …

Our Survey Shows the Steady Recovery

For only the second time in the last 10 years, more than half of new home communities raised prices (according to our monthly survey in June of more than 20% of new home communities in the country). Note the steady …

24,374 New Home Sales Last Year at Top 50 Masterplans; 9% Increase over 2015

Click Here to Download PDF Version of this article   Click here to download the Top 50 MPC Rankings for 2016 In 2016, the top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) in our annual ranking sold over 24,000 homes, representing: a 9% …

Twenty Top-Selling Masterplans Sold Over 14,000 New Homes in 2016

 John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC applauds the nation’s top 20 masterplans for their strong new home sales in 2016. We reviewed nearly 340 masterplans to arrive at our Top 20 list, ranked by 2016 new home sales net of …

Extraordinary Development and Compliance Costs Stifle New Home Construction

Click here to enlarge image New regulations to protect the environment and to shore up local city finances have made it extremely difficult for home builders to build affordable homes. Now, more than ever, the demand for affordable entry-level housing …

23,263 New Home Sales Last Year at Top 50 Masterplans, a 14% Increase over 2014

In 2015, the top 50 masterplans listed in the table below sold nearly 23,300 homes, representing: A 14% increase over 2014w Roughly 4.7% of all new home sales nationally The highest sales volume in the 6 years we have been …