Breakeven 2014 ... Will You Know When You're There?

Cost trends being what they are, a flashpoint theme of 2014's home building narrative will be your ability (or not) to handle pressure on margins. Lots, labor, and materials are each constrained vis a vis relative demand. So, it's essential you're focused and disciplined on how you watch and manage costs--variable and non-variable, direct and indirect, above-the-line and below-the-line--so that your operating decisions drive business outcomes you can live with.

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