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Does Policy Give Big Banks an Edge? Does Policy Give Big Banks an Edge?

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is about to release a report on what economic advantages, if any, are enjoyed by banks considered "too big to fail." Here's Brookings Economic Studies Fellow Douglas Elliott's summary of what's in it. Read more

The Home Builder Facebook Index: A List of 250+ Pages
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The Home Builder Facebook Index: A List of 250+ Pages

How are home builders using Facebook in markets nationwide? Take a look. Read more

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Arizona Land Sells at a 92% Discount

Last month, a 10,200-acre parcel outside of Maricopa, Ariz., sold for pennies on the dollar. Read more

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Custom Home of the Year Custom Home of the Year

Dramatic geometry and a subtle palette of colors and materials give this new Northern California house an assertive yet respectful presence in its rural landscape. Read more

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West Seattle Residence West Seattle Residence

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Debate Over Sprinklers in New Homes Becomes a Hot Issue Across The Nation

Georgia lawmakers this week rejected a residential sprinkler mandate. Read more

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Tax Credit Issue Shifts to Job Creation, Impact Fee Cuts at Local Level

State and local governments are doing what their depleted budgets will allow to revive construction. Read more

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Builders Who Can't Sell Lease Their Excess Homes

Locking in buyers and offloading carrying costs, lease-to-purchase programs help diffuse some builders' inventory loads. Read more

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Elliott Building Group Selling All Assets

The Elliott Building Group, a Langhorne, Pa.-based company, will auction off 14 residential and commercial developments in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey next month. The Nov. 7 auction signals the end of the company's attempt to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filed in June. The builder's debt is estimated to be $88 million. "Timing in life is everything," Brad Elliott, founder and president, told BUILDER Online. While the company was attempting to reorganize after filing bankruptcy, the credit crunch hit. Elliott approached 20 finance groups since June but said he was "unable to put any deals together." Read more

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Bankruptcy Becoming Last Hope for More Builders Bankruptcy Becoming Last Hope for More Builders

Some things builders seeking court-sanctioned debt relief should know. Read more

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