Grand Opening – Crystal Vista

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Crystal Vista
LGI Homes is excited to announce a Grand Opening Event on Saturday, May 30th at Crystal Vista! Join our
professional New Home Consultants for a customized tour of everything that’s waiting for you and your
family at this picturesque community. Anyone in the market for a new home in the West Valley should
make plans to attend this exciting event and discover why LGI Homes is one of the top homebuilders in
the nation.

If you’re currently renting or looking forward to the day you can own your own home, attending the LGI
Homes Grand Opening event at Crystal Vista could change your life. Not only will we showcase several
beautiful new homes and offer no money down financing, we will roll out one-day-only savings and
special offers, like builder-paid closing costs, that can make the difference in your budget and unlock the
door to an immediate move into your new home.

Our brand new homes at Crystal Vista range from 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes with over $10,000 worth
of upgrades included. New energy efficient appliances, custom cabinetry, spacious countertops and
brushed nickel hardware and fixtures make our kitchens a chef’s dream. Large bedrooms, private master
suites, covered patios and large fully-fenced backyards, make Crystal Vista the perfect place for you and
your family. And with homes starting at only $679 per month, homeownership has never been more
affordable!

The neighborhood’s coveted location owes much to its close proximity to Interstate 10 and the world-
class amenities that Arizona and downtown Phoenix have to offer. Residents of Crystal Vista will also
find fantastic facilities within the community, including miles of walking trails, a number of children’s
playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic areas and much more.

At LGI Homes, customer satisfaction is and has always been our number one priority. We strive to offer
our buyers the most affordable and superior quality homes around – homes they will truly be happy
with for years to come. We offer homebuyers a variety of resources to make the home buying process
as easy and seamless as possible for you, and we’ve found they’re extremely satisfied as a result.

Don’t let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass you by; be one of the first in line at Crystal Vista on
Saturday, May 30th, and give yourself the gift of homeownership. Take a peek at
LGIHomes.com/CrystalVista and get in touch with an LGI Homes New Home Consultant by calling 866-
694-1896, ext. 69, today for an appointment; we hope to see you there!

LGI Homes Introduces Sundance, a Brand New Active Adult Community in the Phoenix Area

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Sundance Fountain

A remarkable opportunity to own a new home in one of one of the state’s hottest up-and-coming communities is right at your doorstep. On Saturday, February 28, the Grand Opening celebration of LGI Homes’ new Sundance premiere 55-plus community will offer an unprecedented inside look at active adult life in an ultra-affordable modern West Valley home. The neighborhood’s abundant amenities, mountain vista views right outside your door, and quick and convenient to Phoenix makes this beautiful community a home run. With two- and three-bedroom new homes nestled in a recreation-rich 18-hole championship golf course community at the edge of the mountains for as little as $799 per month, luxury couldn’t be any more affordable.

The Big Unveiling

Our February 28 Grand Opening will feature one day only new home discounts. Join our knowledgeable consultants for a personal tour of Sundance, inside and out. Our new homes combine quality craftsmanship and attractive modern floor plans with the allure of $10,000 worth of upgrades included in each home such as raised two panel doors, custom cabinets, brushed nickel hardware and fixtures and upgraded trim. That’s on top of already-included energy efficient new appliances, a two-car garage, front and back yard landscaping, and much more. Our consultants will also provide an easy-to-understand overview of the step-by-step process to owning your own LGI-crafted home.

Why Choose Sundance?

Sundance Photo 1

Start with the magnificent views and beautiful neighborhood amenities, highlighted by walking and biking trails, a 15,000-square-foot community center, the Sundance Golf Club and restaurant right in your midst, a ballroom, swimming pools, billiards room, card room, fitness center, arts and crafts studio, library, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, and tennis courts. Add in shopping at the Sundance Towne Center just across the road, plus nearby medical facilities and Skyline Regional Park, the brand new, expansive mountain preserve touted as Buckeye’s soon-to-be ultimate playground. Seal the deal with fast, direct access to Interstate 10 for convenient enjoyment of everything you’d want in the Valley of the Sun.

Don’t let the sun set on February 28 without attending this once-in-a-lifetime Grand Opening event. Visit Sundance and see for yourself how we’ve put together a community that combines the hustle and bustle of activities along with quiet, relaxed living.

Take a sneak peek at LGIHomes.com/Sundance and get in touch with an LGI Homes New Home Consultant by calling (855) 231-1400, ext. 1252, today for an appointment; we hope to see you there!

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

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LGI Homes’ neighborhoods are located in some of America’s greatest cities. Therefore, it only makes sense for those who call these cozy communities home, to take advantage of all that is waiting for them to enjoy in their new backyards.

Atlanta, GA
Kids Exploring Atlanta Botanical Garden

Kids Exploring Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Atlanta is currently home to three LGI communities and a wealth of fun and entertainment for its residents. Perhaps one of the most exciting, particularly for those just moving into their new home, is the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This beautiful destination provides much inspiration for those wishing to start their own smaller scale garden. Although Avondale Springs, Semaphore Crossing, and Maple Park are all fairly close by, they make a great weekend trip to take in the plant collections and other heavenly natural surroundings. Family memberships start at just $99 per year, which will pay for itself in just a few visits.

Residents of Semaphore Crossing and Avondale Springs need only embark on a short jaunt to Little Five Points in Midtown Atlanta. This eclectic area features restaurants, such as The Tijuana Garage and The Vortex Bar & Grill. Enjoy some Lobster Pico Rolls, a Mexican Veggie Pizza, Borracho Nachos, or an order of Southern Fried Pickles while taking in the tantalizing tastes close to home.

Atlanta is also home to a number of sports teams, such as the Falcons, Braves, and the Hawks, plus NASCAR at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is also home to a slice of sports history in Centennial Olympic Park.

Austin, TX
Old Williamson County Jail in Georgetown

Old Williamson County Jail in Georgetown
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The North Austin community of Sonterra is located near Georgetown, Texas, a historic area full of both natural and manmade richness. Residents can enjoy picnicking alongside the luscious lagoon, known as Blue Hole, just blocks from downtown. Historic Georgetown features self-guided tours of attractions, such as the Old Williamson County Jail and the City Pharmacy.

East Austin is not only home to the community of Presidential Glen, but also near popular tourist hot spots, including Texas State Cemetery, Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course, and Live Oak Brewing Company. Residents can spend the day enjoying great beer, music, artwork, or perhaps putting the green.

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
White Tiger at Fort Worth Zoo

White Tiger at Fort Worth Zoo
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The Dallas/Fort Worth area currently is home to seven LGI Homes’ communities, as well as the lure of many popular tourist attractions. The Fort Worth Zoo houses to at least 5,000 animals and is open every day of the year. Family memberships begin around $130 per year, and offer visitors unlimited visits.

St. Patrick Cathedral is a breathtaking, must-see attraction offering daily mass. The architecture of this structure, with its gothic columns and stained glass windows, attracts hundreds of visitors each year.

In addition to animals and architecture, the Dallas/Fort Worth area boasts rich culture and cuisine, as well as the Stockyards Rodeo and the Texas Motor Speedway for sports fans.

Houston, TX
Girls Playing at the Children's Museum of Houston

Girls Playing at the Children’s Museum of Houston
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For home owners in the Houston area, there are various free museums for both individuals and families to enjoy. The Holocaust Museum Houston features a variety of exhibits and is open seven days a week. September through May, on the first Tuesday of every month, residents can visit the Houston Zoo free of charge as well. The Children’s Museum of Houston is free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and makes a wonderful family night field trip.

Houston also offers great shopping, delicious restaurants, and a vibrant night life. Enjoy some pork belly tacos from Anvil Bar & Refuge downtown or scout some unique pieces at Antiques on 8, before taking in a concert or movie with friends or family.

San Antonio, TX
San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk
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San Antonio residents always have something to choose from, whether it is a slow, romantic walk on the River Walk or a fun-filled day with the family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, there is definitely something for everyone. The Alamo and Majestic Theatre are also popular attractions, while less famous spots, such as Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and Medina Lake are also welcoming, fun spots for residents and tourists alike.

Orlando, FL
Disney Characters at Disney World Orlando

Disney Characters at Disney World Orlando
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Perhaps the most famous attraction for residents and tourists, Disney World and Universal Orlando, are only the tip of the iceberg. Cherry Lake and Highland Meadows residents can take in a wide variety of venues and restaurants, including the Holy Land Experience and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum; as well as 310 Lakeside and Amura.

Tampa, FL
Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Sunshine Skyway Bridge
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Krenson residents can take the short drive into Tampa and enjoy the beautiful scenery while crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Busch Gardens, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Airheads Trampoline Arena are also fun-filled, popular tourist spots. Take in a meal at the Pane Rustica, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, or one of many other delicious restaurants in the area.

Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park
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Probably the most popular, yet natural attraction, for residents of the Blue Hills, Glennwilde, and Magma Ranch communities is the Grand Canyon. A wonderful way to take in nature is to throw a tent in the trunk and camp out under the stars, perhaps at Mather Campground on the South Rim, or Desert View Campground. While touring the canyon, a river trip is a must and can range anywhere from one day to a 25-day trip aboard rafts on private or professionally guided tours.

Tucson, AZ
Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park
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Caddis Haley residents are privileged with a wealth of attractions, as well as LGI’s other communities. Home to Saguaro National Park, Reid Park Zoo, and the Cathedral of Saint Augustine, this area is rich in culture and natural beauty. The area also is a food mecca boasting restaurants such as Guillermo’s Double L Restaurant and Vivace.

Glennwilde’s Grand Opening Offers New Homes from Only $689 Per Month!

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Nestled off I-10 in the Southeast Valley of Phoenix, Glennwilde is celebrating its Grand Opening. With homes starting as low as $689 per month, Glennwilde is one of the most affordable new home communities in the Southeast Valley. Residents of the Glennwilde community will enjoy top-notch recreation with a family friendly atmosphere, and will rest easy in some of the highest quality houses in the state of Arizona.

New Home Community in Phoenix AZ

Glennwilde is a new home community in the Phoenix-metro area that features new homes priced from as little as $689 per month.

Prospective residents at Glennwilde have the ability to choose from a wide variety of modern floor plans, including 3, 4 and 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes. Both single- and two-story floor plans are available, making it easy to find the perfect home to suit your family’s needs. All homes come complete with a 2-car garage and $15,000 worth of luxury, state-of-the-art upgrades included in the cost of the home, making our homes an unbeatable deal in terms of both price and quality. Upgrades include quality appliances (including a brand new refrigerator), maple cabinets, raised 2-panel doors, granite counter tops, upgraded trim, covered patios, a fully fenced backyard, a utility room, front yard landscaping and LGI Homes homeowner warranty. LGI Homes offers one of the best warranty plans available, including a 10-year structural warranty, a 2-year mechanical warranty and a 1-year warranty on most other components.

When it comes to recreation and amenities, few communities in the Southeast Valley area can compete with what Glennwilde has to offer. There are several neighborhood parks and a children’s playground, as well as a community pool to help you cool off in the hot summer heat. Nature enthusiasts will love the greenbelt areas and walking trails spread throughout the community, and families with school-aged children will be happy to know that Glennwilde is home to some of the best schools in the county. For residents who love to fish, Glennwilde is conveniently located near a catch and release lake.

With LGI Homes No Money Down Option, you will find it is less expensive to move into your dream home in Glennwilde community than it is to move into an apartment. If you are looking at new homes in the Southeast Valley area you owe it to yourself to take a look at Glennwilde, where LGI Homes’ exceptional quality, affordable pricing, and unbeatable customer service make this the perfect place for you and your family!

5-bed New Home for Sale at San Tan Heights in San Tan Valley

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San Tan Valley 5 Bedroom Home

Plan Name: Winslow

Community: San Tan Heights (San Tan Valley, Phoenix, AZ)

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: 2 car garage

Price: $861/month

Home highlights: 2 Stories, a master suite located on the first floor with a private bath and walk-in closet, 5 total bedrooms plus a loft that can have multiple uses, all of the bedrooms have private walk-in closets, an enclosed front entry and covered back porch, fully-fenced backyard.

Floorplan features: This floorplan is the largest in the San Tan Heights community, and is suited to fit even the largest of families. The main floor offers an oversized master suite that is secluded off of the living room, with a private bathroom, large walk-in closet and storage. The kitchen sports 36” maple custom cabinets with high-quality trim, granite counters, ceramic tiles and raised 2-panel doors—all included as part of LGI Homes’ free upgrades. Upstairs is an open loft perfect for a family gaming room or as a play area for younger kids. Four large bedrooms are located on the second floor, each with their own walk-in closets. The laundry facility in the house is located right outside the four upstairs bedrooms, so even busy parents will be able to easily keep up with this chore—and no lugging laundry upstairs and down!

About San Tan Heights: San Tan Heights is a community of just 3,200 residents, and it maintains the integrity and family-friendly feel of a small town. It has a central location just minutes away from metropolitan necessities, while still allowing a close-knit community that is wonderful for raising families. The community offers more family amenities than most, such as elementary and middle schools located right within the community, parks for the entire family, playgrounds for all ages of children, greenbelt areas and trails for everyone to enjoy. Houses in San Tan Heights include over $15,000 worth of upgrades at no cost, including high-quality appliances, top-quality trim throughout the house, refrigerators included in each home, fully-fenced in backyards, and an incredible 10-year homeowner warranty. Come and check out the 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes that San Tan Heights has to offer!

Phoenix East Valley 4-bed New Home for Sale

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4 Bedroom New Home in San Tan Valley, Arizona

Plan Name: Sedona

Community: San Tan Heights (San Tan Valley, Phoenix, AZ)

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: 2 car garage

Price: $809/month

Home highlights: Two Stories, master suite with private bath and large walk-in closet, centrally located, open kitchen, covered front entry and covered back patio.

Floorplan features: This floorplan is centered by a spacious, open-design kitchen that is filled with stellar amenities like 36” maple cabinetry, and granite counters. The high-quality refrigerator is included in the price, as is the ceramic tile and raised 2-panel doors. These designer touches turn your kitchen into a great gathering place for both quiet nights with the family, and parties with friends and love-ones. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining room and living room, creating an easy, relaxed feeling that encourages family time together. The master suite has its own private full bathroom, and enjoys a spacious walk-in closet. The second-floor laundry room makes wash day a breeze, and in the evening? A delicious soak in the master suite’s garden-styled soaker tub!

About San Tan Heights: San Tan Heights is a community of just 3,200 residents, and it maintains the integrity and family-friendly feel of a small town. It has a central location just minutes away from metropolitan necessities, while still allowing a close-knit community that is wonderful for raising families. The community offers more family amenities than most, such as elementary and middle schools located right within the community, parks for the entire family, playgrounds for all ages of children, greenbelt areas and trails for everyone to enjoy. Houses in San Tan Heights include over $15,000 worth of upgrades at no cost, including high-quality appliances, top-quality trim throughout the house, refrigerators included in each home, fully-fenced in backyards, and an incredible 10-year homeowner warranty. Come and check out the 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes that San Tan Heights has to offer!

New Home in San Tan Valley, Arizona with 3 Beds

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San Tan Valley 3-bed New House

Plan Name: Prescott

Community: San Tan Heights (San Tan Valley, Phoenix, AZ)

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2 car garage

Price: $757/month

Home highlights: Easy to navigate one story design, three spacious bedrooms plus a den for the entire family to share, a covered entryway and a covered patio, master suite with ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet.

Floorplan features: The Prescott features a classic ranch design that offers three large bedrooms and a den, plus 2 full bathrooms. The kitchen, a central gathering place, has a host of special amenities, and connects directly to the dining room/living room for easy entertaining and relaxed nights at home with the family. The 36” custom maple cabinets, granite counters and matching ceramic tile elevate the designer feel in the kitchen, and the same quality and attention to detail is evident throughout the rest of the property, in features like custom trim and a fully-fenced backyard. There is ample storage located throughout the home, allowing owners to store all of their precious belongings and stay organized!

About San Tan Heights: San Tan Heights is a community of just 3,200 residents, and it maintains the integrity and family-friendly feel of a small town. It has a central location just minutes away from metropolitan necessities, while still allowing a close-knit community that is wonderful for raising families. The community offers more family amenities than most, such as elementary and middle schools located right within the community, parks for the entire family, playgrounds for all ages of children, greenbelt areas and trails for everyone to enjoy. Houses in San Tan Heights include over $15,000 worth of upgrades at no cost, including high-quality appliances, top-quality trim throughout the house, refrigerators included in each home, fully-fenced in backyards, and an incredible 10-year homeowner warranty. Come and check out the 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes that San Tan Heights has to offer!

LGI Homes Announces its New Communities in Phoenix’s East Valley and Austin

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Hot on the heels of 2011′s incredibly successful sales year (in which we placed a record number of buyers into their own beautiful new homes), 2012 is already promising to become another milestone in LGI Homes‘ history. That’s because this year we’re bringing the LGI Homes model of home building into two new cities: Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona!

Austin Texas New Home Community: Sonterra

LGI Homes' new home community Sonterra, located in Austin, TX.

The LGI Homes focus on value, affordability and quality has driven our success in a number of markets across Texas, so we’re excited to expand into the unique and dynamic setting of Austin, one of Texas’ most forward-thinking, diverse and vibrant cities. Sonterra, our first community in Greater Austin, is ideally situated just off of I-35, and offers homebuyers exceptional value, with prices starting at just $679 per month. Commuters will enjoy unparalleled access to the urban areas of Austin, Georgetown, Salado, Belton, Temple, and Killeen/Ft. Hood, while those staying closer to home will enjoy countless superb amenities and a close-knit community experience. Floorplans at Sonterra range from 3-5 bedrooms, and include over $10,000 worth of designer upgrades at absolutely no cost to the buyer. With oversized lots, a family park with clubhouse, a pool with toddler-friendly splash-play area, walking trails and a brand-new elementary school, Sonterra promises to be one of the Austin area’s most popular family-friendly communities.

San Tan Valley New Home Community: San Tan Heights

LGI Homes' new home community San Tan Heights, located in San Tan Valley, AZ.

In Phoenix—our first expansion outside of our home state of Texas—buyers will thrill at the homes we are offering in San Tan Heights, a stunning master-planned community in Phoenix’s East Valley. San Tan Heights offers easy access to all points in the greater Phoenix-metropolitan area, but capitalizes on the quiet beauty of its location in East Valley foothills. An incredible natural setting, exceptional community amenities and astonishingly affordable prices (starting at just $679 per month!) make San Tan Heights a premiere choice for homebuyers looking for family-friendly communities and the active, adventurous lifestyle so typical of this Southwestern state. Whether it’s the spacious oversized lots, the modern 3-5 bedroom floorplans, or the generous home warranty that brings you out to visit us at San Tan Heights, you’ll soon find that you stay because of the neighborhood feel, the ideal location, and the level of service, quality, affordability and value that is the signature of LGI Homes.

So here’s to 2012, a great year that promises—especially for the savviest homebuyers in Austin and Phoenix—to be one of the best yet.

Common Questions for First-Time Homebuyers

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LGI Homes - Common Questions for First-Time Homebuyers

Why should I buy, instead of rent?

Answer: A home is an investment. When you rent, you write your monthly check and that money is gone forever. But when you own your home, you can deduct the cost of your mortgage loan interest from your federal income taxes, and usually from your state taxes. This will save you a lot each year, because the interest you pay will make up most of your monthly payment for most of the years of your mortgage. You can also deduct the property taxes you pay as a homeowner. In addition, the value of your home may go up over the years. Finally, you’ll enjoy having something that’s all yours – a home where your own personal style will tell the world who you are.

 

How much money will I have to come up with to buy a home?

Answer: Well, that depends on a number of factors, including the cost of the house and the type of mortgage you get. In general, you need to come up with enough money to cover three costs: earnest money – the deposit you make on the home when you submit your offer, to prove to the seller that you are serious about wanting to buy the house; the down payment, a percentage of the cost of the home that you must pay when you go to settlement; and closing costs, the costs associated with processing the paperwork to buy a house.

The more money you can put into your down payment, the lower your mortgage payments will be. Some types of loans require 10-20% of the purchase price. That’s why many first-time homebuyers turn to FHA for help. FHA loans require only 3% down – and sometimes less.

Closing costs – which you will pay at settlement – average 3-4% of the price of your home. These costs cover various fees your lender charges and other processing expenses. When you apply for your loan, your lender will give you an estimate of the closing costs, so you won’t be caught by surprise.

 

How do I know if I can get a loan? Read the rest of this entry »

LGI Homes on fast track with lot acquisitions, expansion to Phoenix

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Houston Business Journal – by Jennifer Dawson

LGI HOMES

Eric Lipar has LGI Homes on a fast track for growth because the CEO wants to take the company public within the next five years.

LGI Homes recently acquired 313 home lots in the Houston area, has another 200 lots under contract and is opening an office in Phoenix — the first time it has expanded outside Texas. On top of that, the Conroe-based homebuilder broke a company record in October by closing on the sale of 57 new starter homes in one month. That breaks the previous LGI Homes record, set in February 2008, of 56 closings. The company ranked No. 12 on the Houston Business Journal list of Largest Houston-Area Homebuilders with 2009 local gross revenue of $28.5 million.

Lipar is lining up multiple capital sources and buying land and home lots to fuel strategic plans at the company, which he owns with his father, Tom Lipar. The CEO says a family-owned business only has two exit strategies — sell or go public. LGI Homes chose the stock option.

The homebuilder is opening a Phoenix office because the company needs to have operations in at least two markets besides Texas to go public, Lipar says. LGI Homes intends to expand into Atlanta or one of the Florida markets in 2012 to meet that requirement.

Tony Avila, with San Francisco-based Avila Advisors, is guiding LGI Homes on future growth plans. Avila also paired LGI Homes with New York-based GoldenTree InSite Partners earlier this year to create a $50 million joint venture to buy discounted home lots (see “LGI Homes, GoldenTree InSite targets dirt-cheap lots,” April 2, 2010, at bizjournals.com/houston). GoldenTree InSite, which goes by GTIS, was one impetus behind expanding in Phoenix. Lipar says both joint venture partners believe Phoenix is a great long-term market because it has a large inventory of finished home lots available at a discount.

Lipar expects land prices in Phoenix to hit bottom in 2011, making it a good place to sell homes in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »