BUILDER Business Update

Business Update

Hovnanian Enterprises Has First-Quarter Loss of $169 Million
Company’s lot position is down 51 percent from its peak in 2006.

KB Home Exits Three Markets
Big builder leaves regions where it had a small footprint.

Magellan Ranked as Chicago's Top Builder in 2007
But the market's housing revenue and unit sales were way off, according to two publications' lists.


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Taylor Morrison Looks North for Customers
Florida-based builder works with sister company in Canada to lure buyers for second homes in America.

Bob Toll: Issue is Confidence
Big builder chief executive says government's new-home sales numbers don't take into consideration cancellations.

Pulte CEO Advocates Tax Credits for Home Buyers
The chief executive of Pulte Homes says his company is aggressively lobbying federal lawmakers to craft a second stimulus package that would directly benefit the housing industry by offering tax credits to home buyers.
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Pending Home Sales Index Holds Steady
The Pending Home Sales Index, a leading indicator that tracks pending sales of existing homes, held steady in January at 85.9, a potential sign that the housing market may be starting to stabilize.

Builders Use Price Guarantees to Pull Buyers Off the Fence
Strategy eliminates desire to wait for further price drops.

Fed Offers More Liquidity to Stave Off Recession
Latest employment data suggest an economy that is spiraling downward.

Featured Web Seminar

Myth vs. Reality

PellaGreen programs can most simply be defined as providing assurances to homebuyers that energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and resource efficiency are addressed in new home construction. Sam Rashkin discusses the critical myths that affect any builder, program implementer, product manufacturer involved in energy efficient homes and how ENERGY STAR is a great opportunity to address those myths.

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A Helping Hand for Mobile-Home Buyers
Denver-based Yes Communities offers a way for owners to build up equity.

Clayton Homes Turns a Page
Leading manufactured housing producer sells its housing community division to focus on subdivision development.

Coalition to Congress: Pass Renewable Energy Tax Credits Now!
Plan would save money and benefit the environment.


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BUILDER Webinars

Fireplaces that Green the Home

In this sponsor showcase, you'll learn how Hearth direct vent gas fireplaces bring higher profitability and lower risk for the home builder while providing lower energy costs and better indoor air quality for the home buyer.

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The solution for crack-free corners.

SHEETROCK Brand Paper-Faced Metal Bead provides a quick, easy way to produce beautiful, sturdy, interior corners that will withstand the wear and tear of normal building use. They install quickly and easily to save time and money. Inside and outside corners available in a variety of tape-on and nail-on profiles to meet any design need. This video shares the experiences of customers who save time and money with this USG featured product.

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