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Tom Hayden / Metrostudy / August 19, 2013
What a difference a couple of years can make – Census-reported (seasonally adjusted) national annual housing starts were 836,000, a 10% gain over the 785,000 noted in June 2012 and a nearly 38% increase compared to two years ago. This of course translates into increased activity with the top master planned communities (“MPCs”) and an even more competitive Top 20 in 2013.
To put this in perspective, a community starting 260 homes at the mid-point of 2011 ranked in the Top 20, this year their ranking would slide down to 53. Based on Metrostudy’s quarterly lot-by-lot survey, the TopRead More