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4 Successful Amenity Trends

For those who care about designing the best communities possible, this may be the most educational 30 minutes of the year. Dean Wehrli interviews Ken Perlman, our Consulting Principal who logs the most airline miles each year. Ken gives great …

5 Reasons to Be Positive on Phoenix

In preparation for our company’s keynote speech at the Land and Housing Forecast in Phoenix this week, it became clear to me that Phoenix is positioned for huge growth. Five of the main demographic trends noted in the book Big Shifts …

Phoenix Housing Market Recovery Well Underway

After experiencing a disappointing 2014, the Phoenix new home market steadily improved throughout 2015—and the positive momentum has carried into this year. Buyer demand increased sharply over the past year and a half, with builders experiencing rising net sales per …

Phoenix New Homes Ready for a Downsize

With a median household income of only $53,600 per year, many prospective Phoenix home buyers cannot qualify for a mortgage in excess of $200K, even with low mortgage rates and an FHA loan limit of $271,000. At a median new …

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 …

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 …

Sales Oases in the Desert

Three Las Vegas Masterplans Command Premiums for Place Making Even as the housing recession all but incinerated the Las Vegas market, three well located, designed, and marketed master-planned communities remained relatively unscorched and are still among the John Burns Real …

Strongest Regions for Master-Planned Communities

In 2013, our consultants—based in nine different offices nationwide—completed more than 100 market analyses related to master-planned communities. Florida active adult community plan retains its #1 rank. Once again, The Villages in central Florida led with 3,419 net new home …

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 …