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Finding the Right Business Partner to Improve Your Game in Real Estate, Homebuilding & Development

Most people in real estate and home building will consider at some point whether to team with a business partner. Let’s face it, sometimes it just does not make sense to try to do things on your own. And whether you’re embarking on a large-scale development project, building a single home or investing in your first real estate venture, the right business partner in the right situation could be the key to help you improve your game and your likelihood of success. Building partnerships can be a very broad topic (entire books and courses teach the subject), with a variety…

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9 Benefits of Working with a Licensed Builder

There are many benefits of working with a qualified, licensed builder when building a new home. It’s safe to say that building a new home – possibly one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life – is one place that you want to be very careful about cutting corners. It’s true that the economic downturn has caused just about everyone to look for ways to save money. Whether it’s haggling for the best deal or even coupon clipping, there may be ways to save money with anything you buy. But what if you are planning to build a home?…

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Economic Role of the Housing Industry – Learn About the Facts

We often hear that the housing industry is a key indicator of the U.S. economic recovery – and a key driver in that recovery – but how many Americans really understand the facts? The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has examined the economic benefits of new home construction, and the facts are compelling – especially in three key areas: Jobs…Jobs…and more Jobs Generating Taxes for Communities Housing’s Role in Putting America Back on Track Jobs: The NAHB estimates that for each new single-family home that is built, three new jobs are created. These jobs are created in the construction…

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Top Apps for Builders & Developers – Build Homes with a Smartphone

  If you’re a homebuilding industry pro, there are some great Apps that can help revolutionize your project management, bring client presentations to a new level, access a wealth of construction information and generally make your life easier. These Apps literally bring the tools to your fingertips. We reviewed hundreds of Apps to find the best Apps for builders and developers, to help you and your clients 1) evaluate land for new homes and development projects, 2) manage the construction and homebuilding process and 3) build a “Digital Toolbox” for handling tasks while on a site. The good news is…

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A Builder’s Guide to Reviving Zombie Developments

The zombies are here, and this can be a good thing if you’re a home builder – zombie neighborhoods and developments that is. Everyone’s talking about zombies these days, whether they are on popular television shows or cult classic horror movies. Likewise, some builders and developers are finding that picking up zombie developments at a good price, completing and updating infrastructure and then re-selling or building out can be a great way to meet their need for lots and gain a relatively quick return on investment. There’s still an opportunity for big profits from zombies, especially for local and regional…

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How to Sell Lots and Land (and Why it’s Different from Selling Homes)

Selling a house in a changing real estate market can be challenging. Selling dirt can be even more challenging…in any market.  In this article we provide tools for landowners and real estate professionals about how to sell lots and land, and why your strategy with vacant residential land needs to be different from selling a home. What to Expect:  The Land Market & Why It’s Different Many people expect the market dynamics for lots and land to be the same as the market for existing homes.  They are not. You’ll be better prepared to sell your home lot or land…

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Checklist for Hiring a Home Builder

Aside from finding and buying a lot for your new home, few decisions are as important as choosing your home builder. Whether you already have a dream home in mind and need builders to make it a reality or want to get ideas from the experts first, get some guidance from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Their checklist is an excellent starting point for future homeowners who are looking for the right builders.      Get meaningful recommendations. Start with your local or regional homebuilders’ association. These organizations can provide a list of member builders in good standing….

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Subdividing Land: Tips for Landowners from a Developer (Part 2 – Lessons from the Field)

Are you a landowner who is thinking about subdividing your land into residential lots? In this second of three articles on the topic, you can learn about subdividing land from the real world experiences of a real estate lawyer and developer. Be sure to check out the first article in this series that describes the common benefits and risks of subdividing your land. As noted in that article, some of the benefits may include: Increasing the total value of your land, Providing you the flexibility to keep your home, but still get income from selling your extra land, or Boosting…

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