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M.D.C. HOLDINGS INC (MDC)
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, builds homes under the name Richmond American Homes in the United States. The company builds and sells primarily single-family detached homes, and also townhomes in Virginia and Maryland. Its subsidiary, HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, originates or brokers mortgage loans primarily for the company's homebuyers. M.D.C. Holdings also offers third party insurance products to homebuyers, through its subsidiary, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc. In addition, the company provides title agency services through American Home Title and Escrow Company in Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Delaware. The company, formerly known as Mizel Development Corporation, was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilding and mortgage banking company in the United States. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes, townhomes, and condominium buildings under three trade names: Ryan Homes, NVHomes, and Fox Ridge Homes. The Ryan Homes product is built in 18 metropolitan areas located in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, New Jersey, and Delaware. The Fox Ridge Homes product is built in the Nashville, Tennessee metropolitan area. The NVHomes product is built in the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metropolitan areas. The Ryan Homes and Fox Ridge Homes products are marketed primarily to first-time homeowners and first-time move-up buyers. The NVHomes product is marketed primarily to move-up and upscale buyers. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc., provides mortgage-related services to its homebuilding customers in 11 states. Its mortgage banking operations also include separate subsidiaries that broker title insurance and perform title searches in connection with mortgage loans. NVR, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
Toll Brothers, Inc. engages in the development, construction, financing, and sale of residential homes in the United States. It builds luxury single-family detached and attached home communities; master planned luxury residential resort-style golf communities; and urban low, mid, and high-rise communities principally on land it develops and improves. The company's operations include architecture, engineering, mortgage, title, land development and sale, golf course development and management, home security, landscape, cable T.V. and broadband Internet delivery, lumber distribution, and house component assembly. In addition, it owns and operates golf courses and country clubs. The company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and second-home home buyers. It markets its communities through direct sales force, local cooperative realtors, newspapers, billboards, and Internet in Arizona, California, Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. As of October 31, 2004, the company operated 292 communities comprising approximately 24,343 home sites. Toll Brothers was formed in 1967 and is headquartered in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
AVATAR HOLDINGS INC (AVTR)
Avatar Holdings, Inc. engages in the real estate operations in Florida and Arizona. Its residential development activities include production and semicustom homebuilding. The company also offers various real estate-related activities, such as the operation of amenities, the sale of commercial and industrial land, the operation of a title insurance agency, and joint ventures for acquisition and/or development of residential properties. In addition, it operates a water and wastewater utility at Rio Rico, Arizona. The company was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.
KB Home operates as a homebuilder primarily in the United States and France. It engages in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and offers various homes that are designed to appeal to a range of buyers, including first-time, move-up homebuyers, luxury, and active adult homebuyers. In the United States, the company sells homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. In France, the company, through its subsidiary, Kaufman & Broad S.A., develops commercial and residential projects, such as condominium complexes. In addition, its wholly owned subsidiary, KB Home Mortgage Company (KBHMC), originates, processes, and sells mortgages to third-party investors. The company, through KBHMC, provides mortgage banking services to its domestic homebuyers. The company delivered approximately 31,646 homes in the United States and France, as of February 14, 2005. KB Home has a joint venture with The Shaw Group, Inc. to build homes in Louisiana. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
BROOKFIELD HOMES CORP (BHS)
Brookfield Homes Corporation engages in the design, construction, and marketing of single-family and multifamily homes. It also develops land for its own communities and sells serviced and unserviced lots to other homebuilders. The company operates primarily in five markets, including San Francisco Bay area, Southland/Los Angeles, San Diego/Riverside, Sacramento, and the Washington D.C. area. As of March 31, 2005, Brookfield Homes controlled 27,748 lots. It also offers mortgage brokerage services to its customers. The company sells its homes, through sales representatives and independent real estate brokers to move-up and luxury home-buyers, and entities. Brookfield Homes was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Del Mar, California.
D.R. Horton, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, engages in the construction and sale of single-family homes in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Homebuilding and Financial Services. The Homebuilding segment acquires and develops land for residential purposes; and constructs and sells residential homes. This segment builds traditional single-family detached homes, as well as attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums; and sells land and lots. The Financial Services segment originates and sells mortgages to purchasers of its homes; and loans to third-party lenders, who directly originate the mortgage loans. It also provides title insurance policies, examination, and closing services to purchasers. The company markets and sells homes through commissioned employees and independent real estate brokers. D.R. Horton was founded in 1978 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Centex Corporation provides home building, financial services, and construction services. Its Home Building segment involves in the purchase and development of land or lots, as well as in the construction and sale of single family homes, and land or lots. The company's Financial Services segment provides home financing, subprime home equity lending, and the sale of title insurance and other various insurance coverages. These activities include mortgage origination, servicing, and other related services for homes sold by the company and others. Centex's Construction Services segment constructs buildings and facilities for both private and government interests, including educational institutions, hospitals, military housing, correctional institutions, airport facilities, office buildings, hotels and resorts, and sports facilities. Further, the company engages in home services operations and investment real estate operations. Centex primarily operates in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1950 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
The Ryland Group, Inc. engages in homebuilding and mortgage-financing businesses primarily in the United States. The company's operations span various aspects of the home buying process, including design, construction, and sale to mortgage origination, title insurance, settlement, escrow, and homeowners insurance brokerage services. Its Homebuilding segment markets detached and attached single-family homes, which are targeted to entry-level and move-up buyers, as well as to active adults seeking retirement housing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated in 339 communities in 27 markets in the United States. The company's Financial Services segment provides mortgage-related products and services, and insurance brokerage services primarily to the company's homebuilding customers. It arranges various types of mortgage financing, including conventional, federal housing administration, and veterans administration mortgages, with various fixed and adjustable-rate features. The Ryland Group was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.
Lennar Corporation engages in homebuilding and financial services business in the United States. The homebuilding operations include the sale and construction of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land directly, and through unconsolidated entities. Lennar offers financial services, such as mortgage financing, title insurance, closing services, and insurance agency services for both buyers of the company's homes and others. It also provides Internet and cable television services to residents of the company's communities and others. Lennar offers its services primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
ORLEANS HOMEBUILDERS INC (OHB)
Orleans Homebuilders, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, building, and marketing of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. It develops land primarily for its own use and for other builders. The company also provides mortgage brokerage services to its customers. Orleans Homebuilders serves various customers, including luxury, move-up, empty nester, and active adult, as well as first time homebuyers. The company operates in southeastern Pennsylvania; central and southern New Jersey; Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro, North Carolina; Richmond and Tidewater, Virginia; Orlando, Palm Coast, and Palm Bay, Florida; Orange County, New York; and Chicago, Illinois. As of September 30, 2005, the company served in 85 communities, as well as owned or controlled approximately 18,000 building lots. The company, formerly known as FPA Corporation, was founded in 1918 by Alfred P. Orleans. Orleans Homebuilders is headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Pulte Homes, Inc. engages in the homebuilding and financial services business in the United States. Its Homebuilding segment consists of Domestic and International Homebuilding units. Domestic Homebuilding unit engages in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes and the construction of housing on such land targeted for the first-time, first and second move-up, and active adult home buyers within the continental United States. As of December 31, 2004, it had operations in 45 markets located in 27 states. International unit comprises the company's homebuilding activities in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Argentina. Financial Services segment involves in mortgage banking and title operations. The company serves its customers through its sales team and brokers. Pulte Homes is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
TARRAGON CORPORATION (TARR)
Tarragon Corporation engages in the development and marketing of residential communities in the United States. It has operations primarily in four markets, including Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and the northeast. The company operates in two divisions, Homebuilding and Investment. The Homebuilding division develops, renovates, builds, and markets homes in urban locations and communities. It offers mid and high-rise condominiums; condominium conversions; townhomes, carriage houses, and low-rise condominiums; low and midrise rental apartment communities, as well as renovates older rental apartments. The Investment division owns, develops, and operates residential and commercial rental properties. As of December 31, 2004, its portfolio consisted of 13,431 apartments in 57 communities located in Florida, Connecticut, and Texas. Tarragon is headquartered in New York City.
WCI COMMUNITIES INC (WCI)
WCI Communities, Inc. serves as an integrated homebuilding and real estate services company that engages in the design, construction, and operation of leisure-oriented, master-planned communities. It operates in three segments: Traditional Homebuilding, Tower Homebuilding, and Real Estate Services. Traditional Homebuilding segment targets leisure-oriented home purchasers. Tower Homebuilding segment includes sales of lots. Real Estate Services segment engages in the real estate brokerage, mortgage banking, title, and property management operations. The company also develops and operates amenity facilities, sells selected land parcels, and enters into real estate joint ventures. It conducts its operations in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. As of December 31, 2004, the company had approximately 50 master-planned communities located in Florida. WCI Communities is headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida.
M/I Homes, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the construction and sale of single-family residential property in the United States. The company designs, sells, and builds single-family homes on finished lots in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Tampa, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, Florida; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; and the Virginia and Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. It also purchases undeveloped land to develop into finished lots for future construction of single-family homes and for sale to others. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned 15,839 lots, including interest in lots held by joint ventures and limited liability companies, as well as controlled 13,893 lots. It markets its homes under M/I Homes and Showcase Homes trade names. M/I Homes was incorporated in 1973. The company was formerly known as M/I Schottenstein Homes, Inc. and changed its name to M/I Homes, Inc. in January 2004. M/I Homes is based in Columbus, Ohio.
DOMINION HOMES INC (DHOM)
Dominion Homes, Inc. offers single-family homes in central Ohio, as well as in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. It provides four series of homes: Independence, Metropolitan, Celebration, and Tradition. The Independence series, a neotraditional housing concept, targets entry-level home buyers. This series consist of detached, single-family homes located in communities with relatively narrow streets; garage access through alleys in the rear; and the look, feel, and privacy of homes in older, traditional neighborhoods. The Metropolitan series targets the young, single customer. It offers four attached two-story plan designs in maintenance-free communities. The Celebration series targets entry-level and first-time move-up home buyers. The Tradition series, with styles ranging from contemporary to traditional designs, targets move-up home buyers. These home designs incorporate various semicustom features and offer various options. The company also offers loan application counseling, loan processing and negotiation, and the placement of mortgages with third party mortgage lenders. As of December 31, 2004, Dominion had 72 model homes. It sells its homes principally through the use of onsite, as well as through its Dominion HomeStores. Dominion Homes was formed in 1952. The company was formerly known as Borror Corporation and changed its name to Dominion Homes, Inc. in 1997. Dominion Homes is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES INC (HOV)
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. engages in building residential homes in the United States. The company designs, constructs, markets, and sells single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill, and adult homes. It primarily markets and builds homes for first-time buyers, first-time and second-time move-up buyers, luxury buyers, adult buyers, and empty nesters. The company offers homes for sale in 275 communities in 24 markets in 13 states throughout the United States. In addition, it provides financial services, such as mortgage loans and title services to its homebuilding customers. Hovnanian was founded by Kevork Hovnanian in 1959. The company is headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey.
COMSTOCK HOMEBUILDING COMPANIES INC (CHCI)
Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. operates as a production home builder in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina markets. It develops, builds, and markets residential land, single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. As of June 17, 2005, the company built and delivered approximately 2,650 homes. Comstock Homebuilding, formerly known as Comstock Companies, Inc., was founded by Christopher Clemente in 1985. It changed its name to Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. The company is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
BEAZER HOMES USA INC (BZH)
Beazer Homes USA, Inc. engages primarily in the design, building, and sale of single-family homes in the United States. It offers economy homes primarily to entry-level buyers, value homes to entry-level and move-up buyers, and style homes to move-up buyers, as well as homes to buyers over 55 years of age. The company also provides mortgage origination and title services to its homebuyers. It sells its homes through commissioned employees and independent brokers. As of September 30, 2005, the company maintained 683 model homes, of which 490 were owned and 193 were leased from third parties pursuant to sale and leaseback agreements. Beazer Homes USA was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
STANDARD PACIFIC LP (SPF)
Standard Pacific Corp. engages in building and selling single-family attached and detached homes in the United States. It also provides mortgage financing and title services to its homebuyers through its subsidiaries and joint ventures. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 296 projects under development. The company operates in California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, and the Carolinas. Standard Pacific has project joint venture with Jacobs Homes, Inc. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.