John Laing Homes

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In Texas, home building's world apart, Modern Hill Country design catches a wave

When a home building company sees a sudden spike in the number of competitive shoppers wandering around their new model markets, it's a sure sign that a new design has taken hold. In Texas, which is a housing market arena unto itself these days, just such a design "tipping point" has occurred. It's all about Modern Hill Country design, which disrupts traditional Texas rococo extravagance with simpler, elegant lines in classically warm materials. And it's catching on fast among Texas production home builders. BIG BUILDER's John McManus has insight into the design style's genesis and trajectory. More

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Designing for the 99 Percent Designing for the 99 Percent

California architect named to the Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence. More

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2012 Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence Inductees 2012 Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence Inductees

Builder asks the people who know these men best to impart some insight into the root of the inductees' brilliance. More

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For-Sale Properties Are Paying Off For Start-Up Developer

Sycamore Urban wants to acquire up to 2,000 more distressed housing units in the next three years. More

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McMillin Communities Hunts for Profit McMillin Communities Hunts for Profit

The builder/developer, working with an aggressive investor, has three big projects in the works. More

Top Home Building Stories for 2009
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Top Home Building Stories for 2009

The editors of BUILDER pick the 10 events that had the biggest impact on home... More

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Feature: Opportunity Knocks

As fast as you can say 'opportunity knocks' home building's next generation takes shape More

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Roddan Paolucci Roddan Opens Its Creative Vault

Builders aren’t the only ones looking to unload spec projects at reduced prices. At this real estate branding firm, ad campaigns for the housing business are available at a discount--or for free. More

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New Company Emerges from John Laing Demise

A newly minted company is maneuvering to scoop up some choice assets as part of the Chapter 7 liquidation of bankrupt WL Homes, more commonly known as John Laing Homes. The limited liability company, known as EJL Homes, is a subsidiary of Emaar America Corp., John Laing's parent company. The Emaar "new co" is on track to close on a portfolio of assets by Sept. 30, according to court documents. More

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John Laing Homes to Liquidate

Company has converted its Chapter 11 bankruptcy to Chapter 7. More

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