Value Engineering

Neighborhood Signs that Say 'Don't Buy'
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Neighborhood Signs that Say 'Don't Buy'

Bad schools, strip clubs, and a high renter concentration are the three largest... More

 Five Metros Ranked by Negative, Positive Equity
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Five Metros Ranked by Negative, Positive Equity

More than 10% of the mortgaged residential properties in the U.S. are valued at... More

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Drees Opts in on Ekotrope Sustainable Design Tool Drees Opts in on Ekotrope Sustainable Design Tool

Drees Homes says the building optimization software will help future-proof homes, while Homewise proffers over half a million in savings. More

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FHA Will End Banks' Extra Interest Charges at Closing FHA Will End Banks' Extra Interest Charges at Closing

Real estate columnist Kenneth R. Harney reports that hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. Thanks to a policy switch that was recently made final, charging extra interest payments on loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration will soon be banned. More

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Power Shift: Buyers Get an Upper Hand As Supply Expands, Motivation Intensifies Power Shift: Buyers Get an Upper Hand As Supply Expands, Motivation Intensifies

Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson sees two profound market dynamic shifts that should play a catalytic role in the present and near-future housing market: The first is a slowdown in home price growth. The second is a shift in pricing power from sellers to a more balanced market. Add seller-urgency to buyer-motivation and you've got the makings of a market that can move. More

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The Big Builder Back-to-School Learning Curve The Big Builder Back-to-School Learning Curve

Our analysis this week dives into a fascinating report from Raymond James & Associates on the tie between 17 public builders' respective land positions filtered through GreatSchools.org's rankings of school districts in 39 metro areas, and the first-to-second quarter 2025 change in sales volumes captured by Metrostudy for those 17 builders across those 39 markets. More

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Here's What $5 Million Buys In Housing Markets Across The Globe Here's What $5 Million Buys In Housing Markets Across The Globe

Sotheby's If you're looking for a pricey vacation home for the end of summer, we've checked out what $5 million dollars can get you in real estate around the world. Our friends at Point2Homes helped us find everything from a tiny apartment in Monte Carlo, to a 16,000-square-foot mansion in Qatar. More

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A Tool Store with a Sense of Humor

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not on Amazon anymore. More

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Accentuate the Positive

The power of positive direction and reinforcement trumps a culture that puts associates on the defensive about what they "shouldn't" be doing. Jason Forrest continues his leadership and company culture series with practical, doable, results-producing management insight. More

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Family Ties Family Ties

After 50 years, a family-run home building business shifts leadership to the next generation. More

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