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Bad Data = Bad Information

by John Burns

We are getting a little sick of the bad data that has resulted in some very misleading headlines this month, so I am going to share some proprietary information from our June survey of 228 local building execs overseeing 12% of all US new home sales. We distributed this to our clients on Monday, July 6.

Here is the truth:

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City Walkability in the Suburbs

by Dan Fulton

The 40th-best-selling master-planned community in the country provides some great ideas for developers looking to tap into the demand for today's busy home buyers.

The residents of One Loudoun must feel relaxed and relieved when they walk out their front door and down the street to restaurants, movies, shops, and offices, as the parade of tens of thousands of commuters creep by on the Loudoun County Parkway or Route 7. Leaving the car in the garage is a treat for commute-weary DC suburbanites.

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Sales Oases in the Desert

by Ken Perlman

Three Las Vegas Masterplans Command Premiums for Place Making

Even as the housing recession all but incinerated the Las Vegas market, three well located, designed, and marketed master-planned communities remained relatively unscorched and are still among the John Burns Real Estate Consulting's Top 20 Masterplans in the country.


A seven-mile trip from the strip, but no need to leave. The granddaddy of Vegas masterplans, the 22,500-acre Summerlin (No.12) remains one of the metro area's most desirable places to live thanks to phenomenal amenities and careful planning by The Howard Hughes Corp.