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Sharon O'Malley

Sharon O'Malley

Sharon O'Malley is a freelance writer based in College Park, Md. She has contributed to BUILDER for 20 years.

Sharon O'Malley's Posts

The Rental Hedge: More Production Builders Add Rentals in Hybrid Business Model The Rental Hedge: More Production Builders Add Rentals in Hybrid Business Model

As the homeownership rate creeps lower, a number of builders--including Toll, Lennar and Ryland--are testing out and in some cases diving head-first into the rental market. Here, Sharon O'Malley takes a comprehensive look at the emerging hybrid business model. Read more

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Dan Ryan Wins 2015 Hearthstone Award Dan Ryan Wins 2015 Hearthstone Award

While the Fredrick, Md.-based builder might not make a fuss over the money he donates, the hundreds of staff hours spent on charity work, or his participation on local nonprofit boards and committees, the recipients of those kindnesses do. Read more

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Developer's Luxury Clients Appreciate Turnkey Design Developer's Luxury Clients Appreciate Turnkey Design

Vacation cabins in New York’s Ulster County cater to upscale buyers who want a rural getaway. Read more

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The Urbanization of the 'Burbs: How the Definition of 'City' is Changing The Urbanization of the 'Burbs: How the Definition of 'City' is Changing

How far out is too far out? That calculation is being rethought as suburban town centers grow increasingly walkable, making the 'burbs every bit as sexy as the urban core. Read more

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Stanley Martin Homes Grows During Economic Downturn Stanley Martin Homes Grows During Economic Downturn

Serving the mid-Atlantic region, the production builder has stayed on top by scaling down. Read more

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