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21 Top-Selling Masterplans Sold Nearly 14,100 New Homes in 2015

John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC (JBREC) congratulates the top 21 masterplans in the country on their strong new home sales in 2015. To identify the top 21, which includes a tie at #20, JBREC associates considered over 230 communities …

Denver Housing Is Mile High

Denver ranks near the top of the 70 housing markets we rate each quarter. Prices have risen 12% in the last year, finally reaching historical averages. We are including some highlights from our monthly subscription reports as well as some anecdotes we …

Shift in Land Sellers Tells the Story of Land Values

Bank sales down significantly. When 60% of the land was being sold by banks, as was the case in early 2011, we advised our clients to buy aggressively in the better locations. Today banks represent only 6% of the residential …

Strong Year for Top 50 Master-Planned Communities

Builders in the top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) in the country captured 22,238 new home sales in 2014, or 5% of annual US new home sales. We connected with developer and builder representatives, many of whom are clients, at over …

20 Top-Selling Masterplans Sold Nearly 13,200 Homes in 2014

John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC (JBREC) congratulates the top 20 masterplans in the country on their strong new home sales in 2014, against an environment of cooler housing market conditions. To identify the top 20, JBREC associates considered over …

5% Capture Rate for Top 50 Master-Planned Communities

The top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) in the country accounted for 5.4% of 2013 new home sales. There were 23,463 new home sales in the top 50 master-planned communities in the country in 2013—a 12% increase over 2012. Everything is …

Huge Year for Top 20 Master-Planned Communities

By Ken Perlman & Jody Kahn The top 20 master-planned communities in the country sold 15,338 homes in 2013, which is an 11% increase over 2012. With 9 communities, Texas dominated the list. Florida had 4, Nevada had 3, and …

Acquisitions, IPOs, And Private Placements, Oh My!

The housing market is on its yellow brick road to recovery, and transactions that will finance growth for builders and single-family rental operations are blossoming like the field of poppies in The Wizard of Oz. For the first time in …

2012 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities

50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Up 46% Year-Over-Year The national housing market is clearly showing signs of recovery and nowhere is the improvement more evident than in the performance of the nation’s largest master-planned communities. John Burns Real Estate Consulting surveyed …

Texas Master-Plan Communities Dominate

Last year, sales in the top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) totaled 16,481 units, or approximately 5% of the estimated 306,000 new U.S. home sales for the year. Texas dominates the top 50. Of the 50 top-selling MPCs in the country, …