2013 Local Leaders




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2012
** The top 10 builders in the market have more than 100 percent market share, but how is that possible? Metrostudy, which collects Local Leaders data for BUILDER, measures each market by building permits pulled over the previous 12 months, and the builders within each market by how many closings they have from the previous year. So builders in this market are selling and closing more units of inventory than they are pulling building permits for new units they plan to build. The slowdown in permits pulled across the country is another symptom of the downturn, as builders slow their production schedules.

The Top 49 markets in the U.S.

Market Ranking
Market
Top 10 Market Share 2012*
1 Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown, Texas 54.5%
2 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 51.6%
3 Phoenix/Mesa/Glendale, Ariz. 59.7%
4 Washington/Arlington/Alexandria, D.C./Va./Md./W.Va. 61.9%
5 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 23.3%
6 Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga. 44.8%
7 Austin/Round Rock/San Marcos, Texas 61.8%
8 San Antonio/New Braunfels, Texas 66.4%
9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 43.7%
10 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 82.4%
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 47.6%
12 Orlando/Kissimmee/Sanford, Fla. 73.0%
13 Charlotte/Gastonia/Rock Hill, N.C./S.C. 61.4%
14 Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev. 83.8%
15 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. 64.5%
16 Philadelphia/Camden/Wilmington, Pa./N.J./Del./Md. 40.7%
17 Chicago/Joliet/Naperville, Ill./Ind./Wis. 42.6%
18 Raleigh/Cary, N.C. 43.1%
19 Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif. 76.4%
20 Denver/Aurora, Colo. 63.2%
21 San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, Calif. 51.7%
22 Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind. 84.4%
23 Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro/Franklin, Tenn. 55.5%
24 Jacksonville, Fla. 70.4%
25 Oklahoma City, Okla. 48.0%
26 Baltimore/Towson, Md. 68.1%
27 Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minn./Wis. 60.7%
28 The Villages, Fla. 100.0%
29 Portland/Vancouver/Hillsboro, Ore./Wash. 47.1%
30 San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, Calif. 55.8%
31 El Paso, Texas 80.8%
32 Charleston/North Charleston/Summerville, S.C. 77.7%
33 Columbus, Ohio 81.9%
35 Sacramento/Arden-Arcade/Roseville, Calif. 79.0%
36 Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News, Va./N.C. 47.6%
37 Salt Lake City 54.5%
38 St. Louis, Mo./Ill. 72.4%
39 Boise City/Nampa, Idaho 70.4%
40 Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind 90.0%
41 Kansas City, Mo./Kan. 44.9%
42 Colorado Springs, Colo. 76.7%
43 Pittsburgh 84.4%
44 Columbia, S.C. 99.2%
45 Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Mass./N.H. 41.4%
46 Augusta/Richmond County, Ga./S.C. 63.7%
47 Richmond, Va. 80.7%
48 Jacksonville, N.C. 65.2%
49 Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla. 89.0%
50 San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif. 60.7%
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