Holiday Builders

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J.D. Power Survey: Tougher Competition Leads to Higher Home-Quality Levels

Firm's new-home quality study finds a notable dip in the number of reported problems per home. Read more

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Holiday Builders' Shelpman Steps Down from CEO Post

In a bold move to help Holiday Builders cut critical overhead costs, which should ensure the company's survival through 2010, Kim Shelpman resigned her position as the company's president and CEO, effective immediately. However, Shelpman, who had served as chief executive since August 2006, will continue to serve on the company's board of directors and board of trustees for the foreseeable future. COO Bruce Assam and CFO Richard Fadil will assume her responsibilities at the employee-owned company. Read more

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Builders Report Better Buyer Traffic in January

Consumers are looking at new homes in many markets, although many are still reluctant to buy. Read more

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Senate Adds $15,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit to Stimulus

Amendment to Senate version of stimulus bill provides the credit to all home buyers and doesn’t require repayment. Read more

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Top 10 New-Home Marketing Ideas of 2008

It was an epic year for the sales and marketing teams of new-home builders, who did everything they could to connect with buyers. Read more

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New RESPA Rule on Required Use Restricts Builders from Offering Incentives to Buyers to Use Affiliated Lenders

NAHB is studying how it might fight new RESPA rule. Read more

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NAHB Housing Market Index Plunges to Reading of 9 in October

Builder confidence drops to lowest level ever recorded by index since 1985 inception. Read more

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Government GSE Takeover Could Reduce Cost of Mortgages

Experts see a moderate decline in rates before yearend but note that the fundamentals still point to continuing malaise in the housing market. Read more

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How to Make the Most of the First Five Minutes With a Prospective Home Buyer How to Make the Most of the First Five Minutes With a Prospective Home Buyer

The first words out of your mouth should never be, “Can I help you?” Read more

Builders Market Themselves Through Sports Partnerships
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Builders Market Themselves Through Sports Partnerships

Builders team up with sports figures to boost their brands. Read more

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