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Play to Win: Using the Lure of Big Builders to Create Opportunities for Your Projects

By Paul Hanson, President of Epcon Franchising Large home builders are called “national” builders for a reason. They’re big and they’re everywhere – probably in your market, too. Even if they’re not competing with you directly, they’re likely competing with you indirectly in one form

Predicting Profit: How to Know Your Margin Before You Close

By Paul Hanson, President of Epcon Franchising It’s no secret that the homebuilding business doesn’t have tremendous gross margins. If you believe in the traditional 20/60/20 model, where 20 percent of your cost is land, 60 percent is “sticks and bricks” and the final 20

Buying Land? 10 Tips to Find the Best of What’s Left

By Paul Hanson, President of Epcon Franchising The Great Recession changed everything with land acquisition. Before 2008, there were major developers in every significant market and buildable lots were plentiful. Since the recovery, lot inventory has been exhausted and most markets are experiencing shortages. What’s

Are National Builders on the Horizon in Your Market? Chart a Course for the Blue Ocean

This is the third article in a three-part series on ways local, small volume home builders can compete more effectively with large, national builders. To read part one in the series, click this link Level the Playing Field: Take a Page from the National Builders’

Build More Efficiently with Greater Purchasing Power

This is the second article in a three-part series on ways local, small volume home builders can compete more effectively with large, national builders. To read part one in the series, click this link Level the Playing Field: Take a Page from the National Builders’

Level the Playing Field: Take a Page from the National Builders’ Efficiency Playbook

This is the first article in a three-part series on ways local, small volume home builders can compete more effectively with large, national builders. To read part two in the series, click this link Build More Efficiently with Greater Purchasing Power. Investors can get a

Infographic: Timing May Be Right to Diversify Real Estate Portfolios

The hotel and multifamily housing markets have experienced positive growth in recent years, spurring real estate investors to jump at the opportunity. With these markets showing signs of slowing, savvy investors may be looking for alternatives to diversify their real estate portfolios. One such opportunity

Traton Homes Becomes an Epcon Franchise Builder

Traton Homes, a top 200 national homebuilder as recognized by Builder Magazine, will build its first Epcon community in Carrollton, Georgia. “Epcon has a deep breadth of experience and knowledge in the 55+ market and we knew they would be a valuable asset as we

3 Things Developers Need to Know About Building a 55+ Community

This is the fourth article in a four-part series on how real estate investors can leverage their commercial development experience in growing sectors like 55+ housing. To read part three in the series, click this link Room for Growth in 55+ Housing Industry. 55+ Housing

Room for Growth in 55+ Housing Industry

This is the third article in a four-part series on how real estate investors can leverage their commercial development experience in growing sectors like 55+ housing. To read part two in the series, click this link What’s Happening in the 55+ Housing Industry?. To read