John Burns Real Estate Consulting New Home Insights podcast interviewed three panelists with communities making 2020's Top 50 Best-Selling Master-Planned Communities to better understand their sales success and gain insights for listeners.
One thing the pandemic has shown us is the need for flexibility in how we live. Turning dining rooms into makeshift classrooms, or taking a video work call in the privacy of the kitchen pantry has created a demand for more flexible home floorplans.
Nexton is not only the best Charleston-area community, and the best in the state of South Carolina, but now it claimed gold as the Best Master-Planned Community for the entire USA by the National Home Builders Associations.
The first-ever virtual Builder 100 marketing and sales conference kicked-off this past week to share best practices, brand strategies, and proven marketing ideas to an audience of homebuilders and master-planned community developers.
Sports may have put Tampa on people's radar, but this coastal city also ranks as one of the top 100 Places to Live. The residents of Waterset know all about its prime location, choosing to live in this community of connections.
Honoring business partners' contributions to top-selling and award-winning Newland communities, the Partners in Placemaking Award program showcases innovative, collaborative, and best-in-class partners.
Whether considered a luxury or much-needed pandemic essential, walk-in pantries are becoming increasingly popular for the new year - which would undoubtedly make decluttering and organizing experts Clea and Joanna from Netflix's The Home Edit happy!
Five Newland communities landed on the John Burns Real Estate Consulting's Top 50 Master-Planned Communities of 2020 which required a selling threshold of 437 homes--the highest in the survey's ten years.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named Nexton, South Carolina’s most innovative and walkable community, a Silver Award winner for best master-planned community, best brochure, best community welcome center, and best signage.
To guide real estate professionals in San Diego, the University of San Diego School of Business Burhman-Moores Center for Real Estate held its 20th Annual Residential Real Estate Conference: Outlook 2021.
If ever our ‘neighbors in unity’ priorities were tested, it is during the COVID pandemic of 2020. But strength in unity in our communities prevailed as our team members rallied to spotlight local charities and bring awareness to caring causes.
A penchant for the outdoors has been a mainstay for those that want to live in the Pacific Northwest, but now with the pandemic, a focus on health and hygiene is also at the top of the list for homebuyers.
The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate invited Newland CFO Vicki Mullins, CMO Malee Tobias, and Nexton VP of Operations Brent Gibadlo to share industry insights on how Newland creates mixed-used communities.
The holidays can be a festive and joyous occasion, but for our four-legged friends it can be downright dangerous and stressful. Check out these tips to keep your pet happy and safe throughout the holidays.
The ability to work from home, a need for flexible space, a desire for greater access to the outdoors, and lower mortgage rates triggered a 100% increase in second-home purchases over last year and the fourth time we saw triple-digit increases in the past five months according to Redfin.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Malee Tobias, shared marketing insights at "The Most Informative Housing Day of the Year" – the 2021 Housing Market Outlook hosted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
There is something quite special about a person who selflessly decides to join the military and serve his or her country. And it is that extraordinary act that warrants a respectful salute by our Newland communities to honor military service.
Nexton Marketing Director Cassie Cataline joined a panel of other PCBC Gold Nugget award-winning communities to discuss the overall success of Nexton, a 5,000-acre, mixed-use community located just outside Charleston, SC.
Newland community Sterling on the Lake located in Flowery Branch, GA, is helping new home shoppers with some pointers on selecting a new home. The New-Home Buyer's Guide provides some helpful resources and tips to help you find your perfect place in beautiful Georgia.
Sweetwater’s newest neighborhood offers scenic view homesites for new homes priced from the low $400,000s to $600,000s by Chesmar, Perry and Westin. All three homebuilders have just completed fully furnished model homes in Llano Terrace, available for touring now.
Washington’s best-selling new home community, Tehaleh, teams up with the best local homebuilder, Azure Northwest Homes, responding to consumer needs creating one-of-a-kind, affordable, single-family homes in an amenity-rich community with picture-perfect views of Mt. Rainier.
Sticking generally with the natural and nurturing hues of 2020, home color trends for 2021 shift toward calmer, comforting, and nostalgic tones as people are spending more time at home facing a new, unpredictable normal.
As Oregon and other states lift shelter in place orders, demand for new homes are on the rise. But, as the coronavirus pandemic changes home buying priorities and remote work becomes normalized, a growing number of Americans are considering fleeing busy cities for the quiet calm of suburban life.
Alex McLeod, Regional President for Newland, shared with Green Home Builder Magazine what is driving home shoppers to seek out new home designs with more flexibility, greener options, and a sense of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Americans are assessing their new housing normal, and as a recent study shows, just over one-quarter of Americans have set their sights on moving to a new city. Of the top 10 metros, Newland has nine communities in the top five; #1 Phoenix, #4 Austin, #5 Atlanta, #6 Dallas, and #7 Tampa.
Lucero, the newest village in Estrella by Newland, is a beacon for those home shoppers wanting painted sunsets, miles of trails, acres of lakes, and colorful native trees in the picturesque West Valley of Phoenix
CEO Ted Nelson answers questions about leading a mixed-use developer during the COVID-19 pandemic while staying focused on innovative community development and sustainable practices for Builder and Developer Magazine's August issue.
PCBC presented its 2020 Gold Nugget Awards to Nexton and Estrella by Newland. Nexton earned the Grand Award for Best Community Land Plan, and Estrella was awarded three Merit honors for Best Recreational Use Facility for Casa Lucero and Best Land Plan and Best Indoor/Outdoor Space for Lucero.
MarketWatch reports that mortgage rates have fallen with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.13%. This is a new all-time low for the fourth time this year, and it is getting the interest of home shoppers.
We’re thrilled that two of our communities, Wendell Falls and Briar Chapel, are featured in the May/June issue of Green Home Builder Magazine, setting the standard for sustainable living in central North Carolina.
With so many in need, The Grove Frisco, DFW's Best Planned Community, has launched a new charitable initiative, Grove Gives. To support North Texas charities working to help kids, seniors, pets, and many other members of our greater community, a donation will be made.
Even in times of social distancing, feel-good news focuses on neighborhoods coming together for drive-by birthday parties and grocery shopping for others. Research proves that for humans to thrive, they need to feel a part of community self-selecting when and how they engage.
Wendell Falls was the showpiece master-planned community in WRAL Tech Wire online story covering the attraction of proximity living where you work, shop, dine, learn, and find entertainment close to home.
It's not easy relocating mature trees, but in a nod to preserving and protecting The Grove Frisco's natural environment, 60 large trees have been transplanted while more than 800 new trees are taking root in the community.
With “stay at home” orders quickly becoming the new normal, you may find yourself searching for something to do. Although many state parks and beaches are closed, there are still many ways to get closer to nature right here in Waterset, while keeping your social distance.
Newland Executive Chairman Bob McLeod recently sat down with John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting for a candid conversation about the history of master-planned community development and lessons learned from one of the industry’s pioneers in multi-use development.
4S Ranch stands as a crown jewel in the North County, centrally located to employment, shopping, and all the outdoor recreation San Diego has to offer. Take a look at how the 2,900-acre community came to life.
Buying and building a new home is rarely a one-size-fits-all process, but it doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, equipped with the right knowledge and the right partners, buying a new home can be downright enjoyable!
From household droids intent on managing your home maintenance to automatic door openers for your doggie, the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) seemed poised to move the technology to the background and push functionality, integration, and ease-of-use to the foreground.
When thinking about purchasing a home, having a crystal ball on what the housing market may do would surely be helpful, and The Street has prepared the next best thing with its 2020 U.S. Real Estate Predictions.
CEO Ted Nelson sits down with the editors of Green Home Builder Magazine to discuss his new leadership role at Newland, how Newland infuses sustainability principles into community development, and how partners are brought into the process to maintain a focus on innovation.
Have formal dining rooms become a thing of the past? In research conducted by Zillow, the open concept, where kitchen, dining, and living room are all combined into a single great room is being embraced by home shoppers.
Madrone Ridge, Sweetwater's newest neighborhood, is now open for a closer connection to nature, breathtaking views, and the Overlook Club with two pools and an observation deck that gets you even closer to those scene-stopping sunsets.
Executive Chairman Bob McLeod was presented with the Master Plan Hall of Fame Legends Award at the inaugural FuturePlace conference dedicated to the practice of master plan developers, architects, builders, and designers in Miami, FL.
Current research from Clovered, a home insurance resource, indicates that Millennials have much higher expectations when buying their first home when it comes to the area of the home and the home's features.
Tampa-area Waterset, award-winning and home to resort-style living, understands that you will have questions and has assembled a New-Home Buying Guide that walks you through what to consider in getting started, doing your research, and touring model homes.
Seattle-area home buyers are clear on two things: Having Mount Rainier as a stunning and majestic neighbor is a daily show-stopper in the neighborhood and that main-floor living is a better way to stay connected for families not wanting to worry about stairs.
Newland communities span 13 states with over 28 active communities. With our focus on health and wellness, we have almost 300 miles of trails in all of our communities encouraging our residents to hike, bike, and walk.
Briar Chapel is situated in Chatham County where education is planting roots with top SAT scores, "Teacher of the Year" recognitions, and leading rankings from US News & World Report and The Washington Post.
Earth Day is an important day for people to take the time to consider all of the effects they may have on the environment and how to take steps to remedy their impact. Here is a spotlight on some Newland communities and how they are celebrating Earth Day 2019!
Builder magazine announces that Embrey Mill is expanding its community with award-winning home builders, new home styles, and more amenities! Whether you love a tricycle sprint at Racetrack Park, dancing to music at Festival Park, or a game of soccer at Embrey Field, you’ll love what’s to come.
For nearly 50 years, as long as Newland has been creating exceptional places to love, Earth Day has been promoting global ecological awareness. Briar Chapel is a beautiful mix of mindful planning and design excellence.
The 4% mortgage is back! The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage was down nearly a quarter point this week from a week earlier, its biggest drop in over a decade. Mortgage rates are fast approaching 4%, low enough to help the housing market rebound as the spring season approaches.
Consumer opinions about homebuying continue improving in Q1 2019, with 65% of respondents in a National Association of Realtor’s survey of households saying they believe now is a good time to buy a home and 37% strongly holding that opinion.
Newland, a mixed-use developer with over five decades of experience, streamlines its brand and public persona with an updated look and website to provide easily accessible resources and information on its 28 active communities in 13 states.
Tehaleh, Washington’s best-selling new-home community, walks potential home buyers through the decision points in purchasing a new house in the Pacific Northwest. Home shoppers can discover some of the resources and their options of buying a new home in Tehaleh, just a short drive from Seattle.
Whether it is a backyard for Fido or that you are ready to start paying your own mortgage, and not that of your landlord’s, many first-time homeowners are seeing the benefits of buying a new home rather than paying rent with no tax benefit or return on investment.
Seven Newland communities teamed up with the American Hiking Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2nd. We invited residents, guests, and Newland teams to hit the trails for the first annual, multi-community National Trails Day celebration.
NASH and its development partner Newland today announced NASH’s purchase of a major portion of Nexton from WestRock. The acquisition property encompasses approximately 4,000 acres, with 400 acres designated as commercial use.
Green building has long been a buzzword in the residential real estate market but what difference does “going green” actually make? To find out, one national developer has quantified the effects of its sustainable building practices.
National real estate consulting firm RCLCO, has released their annual 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities list for 2016, and San Diego-based Newland Communities posted 5 of the top 50 best sellers.
American Newland Communities, LP (Newland) and its joint venture partner North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH) announce the acquisition of 729 acres for a future master-planned community in Frisco, TX. Newland and NASH officially close on the purchase on June 15, 2016.
Bexley, the fourth master planned community in Tampa being developed by Newland Communities, will include an authentic, multi-purpose community trail network, designed by Avid Trails, a national leader in trail planning and design. The 10+ miles of Avid Trails to be first of its kind in Florida.
With more than four decades of experience, Newland Communities commitment to green and sustainable development has rightfully earned them the honors of representing Green Home Builder magazine’s Developer of the Year.
Newland Communities recently marked its 10 year anniversary developing Estrella. While the community got its start in the late 1980s, Newland set out to transform Estrella, into the premier residential master-planned community in the West Valley in 2005.
While it may seem odd that a business professional is receiving one of the building industry’s most prestigious design awards, it makes perfect sense when that person is Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, Newland Communities’ chief marketing officer.
WHEELOCK STREET CAPITAL, LLC announced today it sold the remaining land assets in four master-planned communities to NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the US business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan's largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer.
National independent research firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), has released their annual Top 50 Master-Planned Communities list for 2013, and San Diego-based Newland Communities posted 5 of the top 50 best sellers.
Upon opening on September 28, Embrey Mill, a master-planned community in North Stafford, Virginia, is expected to become a major driver of Stafford County’s record economic growth. The highly anticipated community brings jobs and new homes to a region experiencing a surge in population and commerce.
Newland Communities, the national developer of the successful Austin area communities of Teravista and Falcon Pointe, and their partner, NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) have acquired 500 acres in Williamson County for their third major community in Central Texas.
On October 6, Newland Communities, the developer of the award-winning FishHawk Ranch community in South Hillsborough County, opened the new 1,300-acre Waterset community in Apollo Beach and announced that 32 homes were sold.
NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) and Newland Real Estate Group LLC (Newland), through their affiliates, have formed a new joint venture, NASH-NEWLAND LLC, and acquired the largest operating portfolio of residential master-planned communities in the United States.
San Diego, CA – Newland Communities, the country's largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities, is named 2010 "Developer of the Year" by Builder and Developer magazine.
Joint venture acquires 492 acres of land west of Houston for expansion of Cinco Ranch, Newland’s top-selling planned community, advancing SEKISUI HOUSE’s overseas expansion into the U.S. real estate market.
Estrella, the master-planned community owned and being developed by Newland Communities launches Serenity, its newest neighborhood by William Ryan Homes. A grand opening celebration for Serenity is planned on Saturday, September 18th.
Sterling on the Lake by Newland Communities, the award-winning residential community in Flowery Branch, Ga., has announced that D.R. Horton will join the community as one of its premier builder partners.
The Wall Street Journal reports that homebuilders are battling to acquire lots in preparation for future construction. This is certainly the case at Estrella, a 12,000-acre master-planned project in Arizona being developed by Newland Communities.
Newland announced the newest neighborhood in Estrella today, CantaMia by Joseph Carl Homes, an active adult neighborhood specifically for residents 55 years and better. CantaMia will add to the abundance of home choices and amenities already offered in the master-planned community.
Taylor Morrison has purchased 108 acres from Newland Communities for a new upscale community to be called Avalon at Telfair, to be developed within the boundaries of Newland’s 2,018-acre Telfair master-planned community at U.S. 59 South and University Blvd. in Sugar Land.