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GL Homes tops Palm Beach County builders

Lennar sets pace in Broward, Metrostudy report shows

February 05, 2014 12:45PM

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ConstructionGL Homes had the busiest year of all builders in Palm Beach County in 2013, while Lennar led the way in Broward County.

With 605 single-family housing starts, GL Homes outpaced the second-busiest Palm Beach County builder by nearly 400 starts, the Sun-Sentinel reported. DiVosta Homes followed with 214 housing starts, while Minto Communities was not far behind at 214. Research firm Metrostudy released its report on housing starts in Broward and Palm Beach counties earlier this week.

Lennar topped the Broward County list with 237 housing starts. The Miami-based company narrowly edged CC Devco, which had 235 starts in the county last year. Standard Pacific Corp. was third with 152 starts.

Large vacant sites are rapidly dwindling in Broward County. Going forward, homebuilders could be forced to focus on smaller projects and redevelopments. [Sun-Sentinel]Eric Kalis

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