Southern California's Irvine Ranch was the fastest-selling master-planned home community in the nation in 2016, reports Jonathan Lansner of The Orange County (Calif.) Register, who digs into the latest report from the RCLCO real estate consultancy.

Irvine Co.'s home building activities in northern Irvine resulted in the sale of 1,989 homes sold last year, tops in the nation. In 2015, Irvine Ranch was No. 2.

The Villages in Ocala, Fla., was the second-busiest new-home community with 1,966 homes.

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