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New Homes Too Expensive for Most Buyers

by Erik Franks

New homes failed to gain much market share last year, which can be partially explained by looking at two factors in more depth:

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Strong Year for Top 50 Master-Planned Communities

by Ken Perlman and Jody Kahn

Builders in the top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) in the country captured 22,238 new home sales in 2014, or 5% of annual US new home sales. We connected with developer and builder representatives, many of whom are clients, at over 130 communities to arrive at this year’s Top 50 ranking. Higher new home prices, paired with waning or delayed lot supplies in many of the top-selling communities, weighed on sales volumes this year. Changes in 2014 FHA loan limits also reduced sales activity in several affordability-driven metropolitan areas, such as Riverside-San Bernardino and Las Vegas.

With the addition of College Park at #15 and revised sales at Lakewood Ranch:

by Ken Perlman & Jody Kahn

John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC (JBREC) congratulates the top 20 masterplans in the country on their strong new home sales in 2014, against an environment of cooler housing market conditions. To identify the top 20, JBREC associates considered over 130 communities nationwide.

We will release our complete ranking of the