Land Acquisition

BIG BUILDER

Land and Money: Finance Options Open Up

The awaited credit spigot has begun to flow. At least in select markets, lenders and investors now compete with one another to finance acquisition, development, and construction capital for home builders to buy lots, develop them, operate, and go vertical. Here's the lowdown on a new program from North Star, which promises particular benefits to smaller, National Association of Home Builders members, and some context around this always-fraught issue of AD&C finance.

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Where to next?

Land committee meetings these days--prior to Sunday, Feb. 2's Super Bowl XLVIII--are likely to be slightly surreal affairs, but temporarily unhinged from the real world traction of sales per community. To percolate ideas, even in this eerie pre-selling season limbo, here's a blast of insight into who's moving where and why, with a big hat tip to two of America's biggest moving companies' just-released annual inbound and outbound migration analyses. Also, we have a corrective look at our Google Trends big builder rankings from last week.

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