10 Most Common Resume Mistakes:

1. Spelling, punctuation and grammatical mistakes. They tell an employer that you do not pay attention to details. 2. Using colored paper. It can make the text difficult to read and is distracting. 3. Too much information. Tailor your resume to fit the position you are applying for. 4. Using buzz works like “results oriented”, […]

Happy 34th Birthday Joseph Chris Partners!!

Today we celebrate yet another milestone for Joseph Chris Partner’s – our 34th birthday! This would not be possible had it not been for the vision and dedication of Joe and Victoria Ramirez who built the foundation of our success today. As with any success we would not be here today had our clients and […]

Four Great Builders to Watch!

Four Builders. Same Story. Similar choices beget singular successes. By:John Caulfield www.builderonline.com Great minds think alike, the saying goes. So it’s not surprising to discover common threads that connect the recent successes of the four regional builders we profile on the following pages. All of them have refreshed and edited their house plans within the […]

Lennar Atlanta Celebrates With “Derby Days”

www.atlantarealestateforum.com Lennar Atlanta Celebrates With “Derby Days” Never ones to shy away from using an event or holiday as a reason to celebrate and decorate their Model Homes, Lennar Atlanta has announced that this coming weekend from Friday 5/6 though Sunday 5/8 will be “Derby Days” at all their Atlanta new home communities in celebration […]

I Am Woman, Hear Me Saw

From: BUILDER 2011Posted on: May 5, 2011 11:02:00 AM I Am Woman, Hear Me Saw Habitat For Humanity’s Fourth Annual National Women Build Week will start 257 homes by this Sunday. By:John Caulfield Mel Ressler has worked for Habitat for Humanity, on and off, for the past decade, including time spent with AmeriCorps. This week, […]

Taylor Morrison Takes Top For-Profit Private Builder Spot on BUILDER 100 List

Closings decline 21% among 10 largest private home building firms. By:Teresa Burney www.builderonline.com Surviving the worst housing market since the Great Depression represents a major achievement for a privately funded builder, but the top 10 for-profit private builders of 2009 were able to do more than just stay alive–they also managed to hold their own […]

BUILDER 100’s Top Private Companies Spent Last Year Stuck in Neutral

But moves by several of the largest for-profit, private builders put them in better shape to reap rewards in 2011. By:John Caulfield www.builderonline.com Ask anyone at Shea Homes how tough it was to make a buck in 2010. The Walnut, Calif.–based company was once again one of the 10 largest for-profit, privately owned builders in […]

Texas Housing Market Shoulders the Burden of Performing Well Under Pressure

From www.bigbuilderonline.com While the nation mostly zigged, Texas zagged. While most corporations stockpiled cash and plunked all their lean-production savings on the bottom line of profits, Texas’ oil-driven economy kicked and buckled and kept people in jobs, and even expanded some capacity beyond the immediate, foreseeable demand for its inventories. What’s more, Texas dodged the […]

Aussie-Based Franchisor Maps Out Expansion Plans for U.S.

From www.builderonline.com G.J. Gardner Homes expects to open franchise offices in at least five new states this year. By:John Caulfield By the end of 2011, G.J. Gardner Homes, a franchised custom home builder with offices around the world, expects to open franchises in Texas, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. At presstime, the company was getting […]

Weekley Enters Indy market by taking over Estridge Group

From Builder Pulse and Indianapolis Business Journal… The Estridge Group, a fixture in the Indianapolis-area’s homebuilding industry for more than 40 years, is now part of a Houston-based company. David Weekley Homes announced Tuesday morning that it has entered the local market by teaming with Carmel-based Estridge to form Estridge by David Weekley Homes. Estridge’s […]

Building boom in affordable housing underway in South Florida

www.bigbuilderonline.com Source: The Miami Herald Publication date: April 18, 2011 By Toluse Olorunnipa, The Miami Herald April 18–There’s a quiet building boom taking place in South Florida, but it’s nothing like the mid-decade condo rush that ended in an epic economic bust. The new towers going up today are not being built on the water […]

Poll: US economy improving despite global events

Source: Associated Press/AP Online via www.bigbuilderonline.com Publication date: April 18, 2011 WASHINGTON – Economists say the U.S. economy is gaining strength despite political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East and last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A survey from the National Association for Business Economics finds that economists are hopeful that […]

Happy 6th JCP Anniversary Deborah “Whatever it Takes” Fitzgerald!

Please take a moment today to congratulate Deborah Fitzgerald on her 6th Year Anniversary with JCP! Deb’s title here is “Whatever it Takes” and she lives up to it each and every day!  She is not only a joy to work with, she is approachable, receptive, responsive, polite, humble and has a fantastic sense of humor!  […]

6 Housing Markets Hitting Bottom!

Great news for 6 US housing markets!! – JCP Via www.bigbuilderonline.com Source: USA TODAY Publication date: April 7, 2011 By Julie Schmit The U.S. housing market looks like a scorched landscape. Nationwide, home prices are down almost 32% from their 2006 peak. Many economists expect them to fall at least 5% more this year. Some […]

The One Interview Question You Need to Weed Out Rotten Apples

By John Warrillow | April 7, 2011 via www.bnet.com I’ll forgive anyone for almost anything if I get a heartfelt mea culpa — an apology with no strings attached — but, unfortunately, that’s hard to find these days. Our culture is inundated with victims who like to scapegoat: “It wasn’t because of the steroids I […]

Rents’ rising tide could lift house prices’ ships

Great artice from Builder… The apartment folks and the for-sale “single family” folks mostly think of themselves as fierce competitors for the same universe of households. Scratch that. The Great Deleveraging of U.S. households, businesses, local governments, and eventually the Federal government is a game-changer. In fact, households, including the fact that they’ve not been […]

Should you hire an overqualified candidate?

Excellent article from the Harvard Business Review 12:12 PM Thursday March 3, 2011 by Amy Gallo | Comments ( 58) As politicians and economists puzzle over America’s jobless recovery, managers who have started to hire again face another problem: how to handle all the overqualified candidates coming through their doors. The prevailing wisdom is to […]

Thank you to our 1000th LinkedIn Group Member!

“Joseph Chris Partners Connection”, our Company Group on Linked In just reached it’s 1000th member today!  If you are in the real estate, development and construction industries and you are on LinkedIn, be sure to join “Joseph Chris Partners Connection” group to read the latest industry news, forecasts, market intelligence, and to learn about new […]

Social media big topic at Fusion conference

For executives looking to integrate rapidly evolving social media technology into their day-to-day work, this year’s Fusion conference, which opened today in Hollywood, Calif., is probably the place to be. The conference kicked off this morning with a “Fusion Academy” presentation titled “Using Social Media to Lease your Property.” It is one thing to use […]

The Billion Dollar Taylor Wimpey Deal—Behind the Headlines

Taylor Morrison’s president says the deal won’t change the company’s strategy or operational model, at least in the near term. By:John McManus For the three diversified, global financial interests who teamed together officially last night to ante up 1.04 times book value for Taylor Wimpey PLC’s North American operations, the clock sets at zero hour […]