Master Plans and Land Development Intelligence

Big Sales in Texas

This week, New Home Trends Summit attendees participated in our sold-out master plan tour of the Pecan Square and Harvest master plans by Hillwood Communities in northwestern Dallas-Fort Worth.

Top 10 Markets with the Most New Home Supply

San Antonio, Phoenix, and Charlotte have all seen a 5%+ increase in new home competition in the last year, while Austin, Houston, and Washington, DC, have all seen -4%+ reductions in competition.

Why Master-Planned Communities Outperform: The Lifestyle Commands a Price Premium

Purchasing a new home in a master-planned community (MPC) typically equates to higher monthly costs compared to buying an equivalent home outside of an MPC.

Top 50 Master Plans Sold 31,000 New Homes in 2022

Master-planned communities (MPCs) saw strong but slowing demand in 2022, with their shared amenities and desirable lifestyle attracting many home buyers.

Building the Perfect Place One Home at a Time

. Placemaking is as much art as science, maybe more. The lay of the land, the surrounding environment and uses, and the hopes and dreams and demands of your would-be buyers all must be served as you attempt to transform …

Top 50 Master Plans Benefit from America’s “Great Reshuffling”

All 50 of the top-selling master-planned communities that achieved a place in our annual ranking are winners, as they sold at least 460 new homes in 2021. We identified three related trends while finalizing the ranking, including regional shifts, long-term …

Master Plans Boom Due to Work-from-Home Surge

The boom in work-from-home demand drove record master-planned community sales in 2021. And all of the 500+ communities we surveyed certainly would have sold more if not for supply constraints. Florida dominated the list with 6 of the top 15 …

Steve Benson and (Land) Banking on the Future

As the old adage goes, you can’t make more land. For home builders, anything that helps facilitate land deals is huge. That’s where Steve Benson and his team come in—they provide land banking services for builders. Steve is the CEO …