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Huffines Communities Breaks Ground at Solterra MPC in Mesquite, Texas

The firm plans to develop 3,900 homes and 300 townhomes across 1,530 acres, as... More

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MHI, Operation Finally Home Give Austin Home to Vets

The home was given to Nick and Shelby Nelms, both of whom suffered combat injuries... More

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McGuyer, Hillwood team on a Houston master-stroke

Inside the mechanics of the new joint venture that teams Texas super-regional home builder McGuyer Homebuilders and Hillwood Communities for Hillwood's first Houston-area masterplanned community--Pomona, a 1,000-acre, $700 million tract along Houston's Highway 288 corridor in Manvel, there are flashpoints into how this leg of recovery's working to put money where opportunities lie. More

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Private Home Builders Still Struggling

Private home builders draw on 2011 insights to drive momentum into 2012. More

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Ambitious and Well-Equipped, McGuyer Homebuilders Sheds Its Low Profile

This Texas builder opens up after a recent acquisition and joint-venture partnership. More

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Habitat, Shea Homes Occupy Top Private Builder Spots in 2008

David Weekley Homes, ranked 17 in overall BUILDER 100, nabs the number-three spot among private builders. More

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Credit Crunch

"We're in a self-induced recession in the middle of a housing boom," says Larry Keener, CEO of Palm Harbor Homes, an Addison, Texas-based manufactured home company that in July reported its first quarterly loss in 13 years. Shipments are sliding too, from last year's 193,000 to a projected 180,000 for 2002, according to the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in Arlington, Va. More

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Manufactured Mess

Manufactured housing continues to buckle under the glut of repossessions caused by the easy credit terms that finance companies offered thousands of manufactured home buyers in the mid 1990s. Currently, about 2 percent of all manufactured housing loans are in repossession proceedings, according to the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). "We expect an increase in sales and a decline in repossessions starting in the second quarter of next year," says Kami Watson, MHI's spokeswoman. More

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