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BIG BUILDER

Assured ... Predictable ... Dangerous

How come improving margins--the return on Sales--gets all the love and attention these days, when it's velocity--asset turns--are where home building companies can and should look for constant, sustainable improvement? SAI Consulting's Fletcher L. Groves highlights the benefits of focusing on "better processes, ... shorter cycle times, ... faster inventory turns," and states the risks in not doing so.

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BIG BUILDER

Want to Find the Fastest-Growing Multi-Gen New-Home Markets?

A new Pew Research study turned heads last week, and you can understand why. The study looks at household composition, and specifically at the eye-popping increase over the past 34 years in households that host multi-generational family members. The number doubled since 1980, from 28 million to 57 million--or upwards of one in five U.S. households, which is probably one of the most dramatic household demographic shifts since the era of the two-income household. set about looking to understand better the geography of multigenerational new-home growth. Here's a look at a mash-up of data points our own Katie Gloede put together

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