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>CBH Homes maintains position on Builder 100 list

When I heard that the Builder 100 list was going to be published online, I was nervous and excited all at once. Where would we land, I wondered? 2007 was a challenging year for the entire real estate industry nationwide. But I knew we had a good year considering, and that our economy in Idaho was in much better shape than in many parts of the United States.

I am proud to say CBH Homes ranked No. 67 among all home-building companies nationwide, with 833 home sales in 2007! Despite the testing market, we held strong and kept the same position from 2006. CBH also maintained its position as the No. 1 home builder in Idaho.

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We were ranked just above Avata Holdings of Coral Gables, FL, No. 68, with 780 homes and just below Polygon Northwest Co. of Bellevue, WA who climbed up the list to No. 66, with 849 home sales.

Along the way we have tried a number of innovative techniques to keep home sales moving along, including selling homes on eBay last August and discounting prices from $30,000 to $70,000 per home in a single weekend campaign titled “Deal of a Lifetime” in October 2007. We’ve also redesigned our website to provide more information to the user and held a Guitar Hero tournament at our Square One center to attract young first-time buyers.

Flexibility is our key to success in a market that bends and sways in all directions. We are constantly listening to our customers and searching for new ways to improve and stay on top of the market.