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Bubble Trouble? Bubble Trouble?

Zillow analyst Aaron Tarrazas looks at metro areas that have experienced [Federal Reserve Governor Stanley] Fischer Price Bubbles between 1997 and the present. Tarrazas notes that no metro areas currently meet the criteria of a Fischer Price Bubble, but eight metro areas are approaching that threshold for the number of consecutive months of annual home value increases in excess of 16%. Read more

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Stanley Martin Homes Grows During Economic Downturn Stanley Martin Homes Grows During Economic Downturn

Serving the mid-Atlantic region, the production builder has stayed on top by scaling down. Read more

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Success Strategy: Affordable Standard Features

Start-up Westan Homes offers low-cost, but high-impact upgrades to compete with larger builders. Read more

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Who will buy? Weyerhaeuser and Shapell stakes grow steeper Who will buy? Weyerhaeuser and Shapell stakes grow steeper

Bidders are jockeying for advantage on two game-changing home building crown jewels--the five-piece Weyerhaeuser portfolio of home builders with a reported total of 27,000 lots and California-based Shapell Homes, with an estimated California lot pipeline of 10,000--as the race to lock in land supply for housing's continued recovery in the coming 12 to 36 months heightens the stakes. BUILDER PULSE's John McManus takes a look at at a most-likely buyer line-up, exploring whys, wherefores, and domino effects. Read more

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Where is the labor? Where is the labor?

Labor shortages could lead to higher wages and home prices. Read more

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A Revived Housing Market Wonders If Its Depleted Workforce Is Up To The Task A Revived Housing Market Wonders If Its Depleted Workforce Is Up To The Task

Labor shortages could lead to higher wages and home prices. Read more

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The Cost of Counterfeit Products Is Escalating

One toolmaker, Empire Level, gets aggressive in its efforts to keep knockoffs off retail shelves. Read more

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Devining What Home Buyers Don't Know they Want Devining What Home Buyers Don't Know they Want

Builders, architects, and designers discuss what elements are helping homes sell. Read more

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NVR Forms Joint Venture With Morgan Stanley, Buys 5,600 D.C.-Area Lots

The venture marks the second recent significant land deal for NVR, which has traditionally stayed light on its land positions. Read more

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BUILDER 100: Similar Strategies Propel Four Builders' Successes in 2010 BUILDER 100: Similar Strategies Propel Four Builders' Successes in 2010

Improvements in house plans and cycle times give these companies an edge. Read more

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