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HousingZone Headlines

Although Census Bureau data show that approximately 501,000 new single-family homes were sold in 2015, an increase of 14.5 percent over 2014’s sales and the highest annual tally the U.S. has seen in eight years, the climbing numbers still don’t seem like cause for celebration for many of the nation’s builders. That may be because the gains seem particularly hard won this past year, with the ongoing scarcity of land and labor becoming an even larger problem as companies attempt to ramp up growth. 

Professional Builder’s annual list of the nation's largest builders has been released and, as usual, D.R. Horton took the top spot. In fact, the three largest builders all retained their usual places with Lennar coming in at number two and PulteGroup in third.

Check out this year's list of the nations's largest builders on ProBuilder.com. Our interactive list displays this year's rankings, revenues, closings, what they build, and where they build.

For the entire list and for more information on each one of the 252 builders listed, follow the link below.

The National Wood Flooring Association’s Responsible Procurement Program (RPP) has been accepted into the National Association of Home Builders’ 2015 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

The National Wood Flooring Association’s Responsible Procurement Program (RPP) has been accepted into the National Association of Home Builders’ 2015 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

In Kane County, Ill., a developer courting one of three neighboring family farms to sell land told one farmstead’s  owner, “The next time you go by this place, you won’t even recognize it.” The developer thought he was impressing the farmer with his vision to transform fields into a thriving suburban community. But to the farmer, whose family had tilled these acres since the early 1900s, the developer was inferring that he was going to wipe out the farmer’s heritage. Jane Strickland had better luck. 

      
Yahoo! Finance Headlines
[PR Newswire] - ATLANTA, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per common share payable July 1, 2016, to shareholders ...
[Business Wire] - The New Home Company today announced that the Company will webcast its presentation at the 9th Annual J.P. Morgan Homebuilding and Building Products Conference on Wednesday, May 18 at 1:55 PM EDT.
[PR Newswire] - ATLANTA, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) announced today that, based on proxies submitted to the Independent Inspector of Election for its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, each of the 10 Director nominees received overwhelming support and have been elected to new one-year terms. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the Company is one of the industry's most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand.
[Business Wire] - KB Home today announced that it will webcast its presentation at the J.P. Morgan 9th Annual Homebuilding and Building Products Conference in New York on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:15 a.m.
      
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