Homebuilders Need an Extreme Home Makeover

Urbanologist William Olson foresees 3 changes that major home builders should make if they expect to succeed in the new world of tightened loans, green building, and smaller homes.
The big builders are caught swimming upstream in a current that continues to pick up speed. Record losses, staggering overhead costs, bloated inventories, recalcitrant lenders–and no life vest within swimming distance big enough to get around their bulging waistlines.

There will be losers, to be sure, but there will be many winners as well. The losers, generally proscribed above, will be those stuck in the H2O and unable to shift course. The winners will be those willing to jump into the pool with a differentiated product that rides the wave of new technologies and cost-saving methods.
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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.