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Lots, Homes Trend Bigger, Farther from DowntownLots, Homes Trend Bigger, Farther from Downtown

Many housing observers count headlines and hearsay as they develop insights about... Read more

Peter Rummell Mulls Healthy Town Roll-OutPeter Rummell Mulls Healthy Town Roll-Out

Jacksonville Business Journal staffer Andrew Thurlow reports that real estate... Read more

Newsflash: More Seniors Are Moving Away from Urban CoresNewsflash: More Seniors Are Moving Away from Urban Cores

New Geography demographer Wendell Cox has news for media, new urbanists, and other... Read more

Un-Altared StatesUn-Altared States

One-in-five adults ages 25 and older have never married, up from 9% in 1960.... Read more

Beyond the Lot Line Beyond the Lot Line

As builders leverage the value of amenity-rich master planned communities, a finely tuned trade-off takes place between what's inside and outside the homes. Read more

EPA Releases Flood Resilience ToolEPA Releases Flood Resilience Tool

The agency's smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover... Read more

Five Keys to Attracting Active-Adult Buyers Five Keys to Attracting Active-Adult Buyers

After more than two decades of building for active adults, franchise builder Epcon Communities reveals a few secrets to the firm's success. Read more

A Developer of Master-Planned-Communities Shares Know-How A Developer of Master-Planned-Communities Shares Know-How

Houston is leading the housing recovery, thanks in large part to master-planned communities that hit a sweet spot with a wide range of homebuyers. Johnson Development's Doug Goff tells how it's done. Read more

A Luxury Development Successfully Sells Walkability, Density, and Preserving Nature A Luxury Development Successfully Sells Walkability, Density, and Preserving Nature

Architect Bill McGuinness, co-founder of Sun Homes along with builder Bob Dale, developed and designed Kensett to respect its natural site. Protecting nearly 5 acres for a nature preserve meant siting the houses with a higher density. This smart planning generated several benefits for the develop/design/build firm. Read more

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