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By moving its operational lens closer in on customers, a home builder discovers who and what it is, and where it's going tomorrow.
KB Home, this morning, unveils a new look and feel.

The announcement introduces a new logo, which in the company's terms, "is grounded in its customer-focused roots and designed to engage a new generation of home buyers."

Riding along with freshened, friendly, Silicon Valley-inspired imagery, a new tagline asserts, "Built on Relationships."

On the surface of it, the announcement is about a brand, how the outside world comes to recognize, believe, and value what KB as an organization does.

Deeper down, however, the KB rebranding ...

3 Colorado housing markets among healthiest in U.S., report says

Denver Skyline

A new SmartAsset study ranks the housing markets of three Colorado cities in the tip 10 healthiest in the United States.

Colorado Springs ranked No. 3, Aurora ranked No. 7 and Denver ranked No. 9.

The study used four factors to determine a healthy market: stability, affordability, fluidity, and risk of loss. It only considered cities with a population greater than 200,000.

On a national scale, Buffalo, New York, ranked No. 1 healthiest housing market in the U.S.

The study saw Colorado Springs homeowners living in their homes for an average of 11.9 years. Aurora and Denver were slightly lower at an average of 11.4 years.... Read more...

Single-Family Production Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2019
Image Courtesy of NAHB Now.
Speaking before the National Association of Counties Annual Conference & Exposition in Nashville on July 15, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said that the housing recovery will continue to move forward but that builders continue to face persistent supply-side headwinds.

Single-family housing production is expected to post high single-digit percentage increases in 2018 and 2019, with starts nearing 1 million units by the end of 2019. While production continues to trend in the right direction, this is still... Read more...

Castle Pines Village gatehouse
Castle Pines Village gatehouse
Acquires 9 acres on which it plans to build 43 homes.
Brookfield Residential of Colorado has acquired 9 acres in the gated community of Castle Pines Village on which it plans to build 43 high-end homes next year. Terms were not disclosed.

The effort represents Brookfield’s sixth active building site in Colorado, its first being the community of Midtown at Clear Creek in Denver in 2013. Brookfield has designated the lots into two categories: 29 for front-loaded, single-family homes and 14 for duplexes. The duplex units will average 2,200 square feet, according to current plans.... Read more...

Denver homebuilder enters another hot West Coast market
Richmond American Homes Cityscapes at Southcreek
A homebuilder that builds structures occupying lots throughout the U.S. is, for the first time, digging up dirt in the Portland Area. Richmond American Homes of Oregon Inc., a subsidiary of Denver-based M.D.C. Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MDC), said Monday it has made a foray into a Beaverton development. Kemmer Ridge homes will sit near Beaverton's Washington Square, at 9946 S.W. 173rd Ave.. Richmond American Homes of Colorado Inc., another M.D.C. subsidiary, was the largest homebuilder in the Denver area in 2016.... Read more...

Primaries Set Candidates for Major Statewide Races
GAC Takes Positions on Ballot Measures
The outcome of every political season is important to Colorado's economy, business climate and homebuilding industry, but the 2018 election likely will be the most critical for a while. With Coloradans picking a new governor and attorney general, and the political balance of the state Senate in question, there is much at stake for homebuilders across our state.

As you probably already know, Democrat Jared Polis, a U.S. Congressman from Boulder, will face Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton for governor. Each easily won their primaries, and both campaigns will have large war chests. The gubernatorial primary set a new spending record, with more than $40 million spent by candidates and super PACs on both sides of the aisle. ... Read more...

Safety first and foremost
Shea maintains Master Builder status for fourth consecutive year
Highlands Ranch – Jobsite safety is integral part of Shea Homes’ commitment to quality and integrity, and the Colorado homebuilder is thrilled to have maintained its Master Builder status level of the Homesafe® Colorado Partnership for a fourth year. In 2015, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver in partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awarded Shea Homes the highest honor bestowed under the HomeSafe® Colorado Partnership granting the homebuilder Level 3 Master Builder status. Shea has worked diligently to keep that status each year since.... Read more...

DU Home Building Technology Study 2018
Eric A. Holt, PhD. and the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management are doing a research study on the software and technology currently utilized by the home building industry. They are hoping you will be willing to participate.

Once the data is analyzed, Dr. Holt plans to publish summary articles that will be shared on this website. ... Read more...

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