Master Plans and Land Development Intelligence

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 …

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 …

What Today’s Smartest Builders Are Using To Stay In The Minds Of Buyers

As the housing market heats up again around the country, builders are scrambling to offer the latest and greatest product ideas to help stay ahead of the pack. Sometimes the ideas are major changes to the way floorplans are designed. …

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, …

The Emerging Urbanization of America

Housing production is on the upswing in the United States and in many markets it is being driven by an increase in multi-family unit production that will make MSA’s more urban. For the U.S., seasonally adjusted multi-family housing starts are …

What’s Your Strategy Today? Value Box? I Don’t think so.

Style matters more today than ever before, according to the more than 20,000 people who took our survey this year on “What Does Style Mean to You?” Take a look at what this huge sample of consumers rated as the …

After 5+ Year Hiatus, Master Planned Community Development Picked Up in 2011

An improving U.S. housing sales picture and a flow of available financing allowed a number of large residential-commercial projects around the U.S. to break ground, reposition product offerings or resume development in the past 12 months. Starting up for new …

50 Top-Selling U.S. Master Planned Communities for 2011

The Villages, an active adult community in the Orlando area with 2,307 sales, was 2011’s top-selling U.S. Master Planned Community (MPC) according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. The Villages was the top seller in our 2010 survey as well, …

Casual is the New Smart in Housing

Good design and the right price is the recipe for success today. Here are several trends we see among consumers, based on a survey we conducted of nearly 10,000 potential home buyers: Casual Living. Our survey shows a significant preference …