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  • Housing starts drop 12.3% in June

    Labor and supply holding construction back
    Housing starts fell 12.3% in June, indicating tariffs and taxes are a deterrence to continual growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze said although 3-month average building permits are close to the highest level since 2007, labor shortages are weighing on building activity.
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  • Homebuilder confidence remains steady in July

    Rising cost of materials haunt homebuilders
    Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at 68 points in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Homebuilders are encouraged by the growing housing demand, but construction material costs still hinder optimism, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
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  • Beazer Homes buying Atlanta competitor Venture Homes for $65M

    Deal allows Beazer to grow Atlanta-area business
    Beazer Homes is expanding again. Back in December, Beazer expanded its Carolinas operation by acquiring Bill Clark Homes for nearly $30 million. The homebuilder announced this week that it is acquiring Venture Homes, a private homebuilder in Atlanta, for approximately $65 million.
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  • More homebuilder consolidation: Century Communities buys Wade Jurney Homes

    Deal creates nation’s 10th largest homebuilder
    The consolidation of the homebuilding industry continues. Last week, Taylor Morrison announced that it is acquiring fellow homebuilder AV Homes in a deal valued at nearly $1 billion. Next up is Century Communities, which announced Friday that it is acquired the remaining 50% of Wade Jurney Homes in a deal that creates the nation’s 10th largest homebuilder.
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  • Homebuilder merger: Taylor Morrison buying AV Homes in nearly $1 billion deal

    Grows Taylor Morrison’s portfolio in Florida, Carolinas, Arizona, Texas
    There’s about to be more consolidation in the homebuilding industry. Last year was all about Lennar, which acquired WCI Communities, a Florida-based luxury homebuilder, for $963 million, and later, bought CalAtlantic Group in a $9.3 billion deal that created the nation’s largest homebuilder. Now, it’s Taylor Morrison’s turn.
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  • Homebuilders see boost in confidence in May

    Builder confidence increases two points
    Homebuilder confidence rose two points to 70 in May after a downwardly revised April, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The tough break is what everyone has been talking about lately: rising building costs are making it nearly impossible to meet the demand for reasonably priced starter homes.
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  • Lennar names new CEO for first time in 21 years

    Stuart Miller promoted from CEO to executive chairman, Rick Beckwitt named CEO
    Lennar, which became the nation’s biggest homebuilder earlier this year when it bought fellow homebuilder CalAtlantic Group in a $9.3 billion deal, announced recently that it is making a series of executive changes. The changes, which consist of promoting several of the company’s leaders, mark the first significant shakeup of the company’s leadership in some time.
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  • Home Depot donates $50 million to fix construction shortage

    Dedicates funds to train construction workers
    As the construction labor shortage continues to hold back new home construction and even worsen the current housing inventory shortage, Home Depot announced its plan to help resolve the shortage. The company announced it will dedicate $50 million to fix the construction shortage – here’s how.
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  • Florida homebuilder Park Square Homes partners with FBC Mortgage to launch mortgage firm

    PSH Mortgage will offer mortgages to Park Square homebuyers
    For at least the third time in as many months, a homebuilder is partnering with a mortgage company to offer mortgage lending services to homebuyers. Florida’s Park Square Homes announced Monday that it is forming a joint venture with FBC Mortgage to provide mortgages to Park Square’s buyers.
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