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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 …

The Light: Single-Family Rental Industry Ending 2021 on a High Note For Landlords

As we close out 2021, we are looking forward to what 2022 brings to the rental and housing industry.

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 …

The Light: Six Factors to Consider for Offsite Construction

Three catalysts—code adoption, credibility, and competitive pressure—are driving offsite construction forward. Here are six factors that will help you decide if offsite is right for you.

How iBrokers Will Change How We Buy Homes

You would not go to a second website to pay for your Amazon order, so why should you have to deal with multiple groups when purchasing a home? That is what inspired Court Cunningham to start Orchard. Orchard is providing …

Bubblicious: Crypto Euphoria’s Emerging Impact on Housing

Just as Bubblicious gum (with maybe a chaser of Mountain Dew soda) provided the magic elixir for my adolescent bubbles, low interest rates and a world awash in liquidity set the stage for financial markets and asset-value froth as an adult today.

The Light: Let’s Win the Talent War

Today’s shortage of talented people presents both a challenge and an opportunity. Many smart, very well-run companies are leaning hard into the hiring and retention opportunity, while other companies are getting hit hard by turnover. Which one are you?

The Light: Sustainable and Healthy Profits

According to three experts who just spoke on our monthly New Home Trends Institute webinar, increasing profitability through healthy and sustainable building requires three things.

Remaining Competitive in an Overly Competitive Market

If there used to be a hot tub full of cash for build-for-rent (BFR) deals, now there is an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Demand for BFR development is at an all-time high. BFR developers can usually outbid their competitors for land. …