Winning the Velocity Game

For SAI Consulting's Fletcher L. Groves, III, home building velocity is a relationship between construction cycle speed and business profitability. His Pipeline approach puts game theory into practice, allowing participants to simulate and re-enact construction and management decisions, from start to completion, and learn where pitfalls, biases, and instincts play havoc with profitable results. Here's a snapshot of how the game works. You'll never think of WIP in the same way again.

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Top 10 Markets for New Residential Construction

Housing starts numbers out today surprised many observers with its strength at the highest in eight months, but Metrostudy finds it to have been in line with actual counts released earlier this month. Metrostudy chief economist Brad Hunter breaks down the New Residential Construction release from the Census, including a look at the top ten markets leading in growth in quarterly starts.

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The Big Builder Back-to-School Learning Curve

Our analysis this week dives into a fascinating report from Raymond James & Associates on the tie between 17 public builders' respective land positions filtered through's rankings of school districts in 39 metro areas, and the first-to-second quarter 2025 change in sales volumes captured by Metrostudy for those 17 builders across those 39 markets.

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