For years, organizations like The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and other entities have studied the impact of construction, specifically new residential home building, on the economy.

In 2014, building just one average single-family home equated to 2.97 jobs, and $110,957 in taxes. [1]

Contributing to taxes and employment base, as well as overall spending in our nation, new construction is heavily reliant on the lending and financial institutions, playing a key role in our economic cycles – both high and low. This case study seeks to explore the ever changing market, the history of the industry, the predictions of tomorrow and how Regency Builders has adjusted to a new marketplace – refining our business model to create sustainable value for our clients for years to come.




Residential investment (new construction of single – and multi-family remodeling, production of manufactured homes and brokers’ fees) has averaged roughly 5% of GDP while housing services have averaged between 12% and 13%, for a combined 17% to 18% of GDP. [2]

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Market History

Throughout history, many industries have seen their ups and downs, but nothing compares to the roller coaster of the housing market – especially within the past 35 years. From the Carter administration in the early 80’s raising mortgage rates to an all time high, the recession of the 90’s to a post 9/11 economy in the 2000’s, the housing industry has been nothing but a whirlwind.

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Construction Costs & Value

When building a new home, every homeowner is concerned about that final cost to build, and rightfully so. However, it is important to understand what all goes into that final cost. From labor to materials to government regulations put on home builders, Regency is up front with all costs and values its transparency when it comes to the final number of building your new home.

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Business Practices

Although only the strongest home builders survived the ups and downs of the housing marketing over the past three decades, that doesn’t mean that Regency’s business philosophy and practices have not evolved to remain strong in the marketplace.


A lesson in history, recapping how the industry got where it is today.


[1]–economy.aspx [2] Residential investment includes construction of new single-family and multifamily structures, residential remodeling, production of manufactured homes and brokers’ fees. Consumption spending on housing services includes gross rents and utility payments.