KB Home Increases Focus on D.C. Area - Analyst Blog

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Owing to its operational business model KBnxt, one of the leading U.S. homebuilding companies, KB Home ( KBH ), always begins construction only after a purchase agreement is executed. Therefore, consumers buying KB homes get the liberty to plan their homes according to their preference. Consumers can design their homes with help from KB Home Design Studio, from where buyers can choose from a host of flooring and lightening options, cabinetry, appliances and more.

A recent KB Home Design Studio was unveiled in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where KB Home customers will be assisted by trained professionals. The customers can also choose from various design options, energy-efficient appliances and latest home automation technologies. Homebuyers will be informed about and given demonstration of the various ENERGY STAR certified appliances like motion-sensing kitchen faucets and recessed LED lighting, which helps in reducing utility bills considerably.

KB Home currently sells new homes at six locations in the Washington D.C area. The latest KB Home Design Studio in the area will encourage homebuyers to make their homes according to their need and preferences.

This homebuilding company mainly focuses on high-end locations, which drive community count and order growth. In fact, KB Home has witnessed a rebound in order growth in first-quarter fiscal 2014, after reporting soft order growth for the past few quarters due to a lack of land and lots.

Another homebuilding company, D.R. Horton Inc. ( DHI ) reported solid order growth in the recently released second quarter fiscal 2014 results.

KB Home carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

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Investors interested in the homebuilding sector can consider stocks like Gafisa S.A. ( GFA ) and TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. ( TPH ). Gafisa and TRI Pointe Homes hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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Referenced Stocks: DHI , GFA , KBH , TPH

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