Beazer Homes moving forward on developments in Phoenix and Laurel, Md.

Beazer Homes USA Inc. is laying groundwork for a new subdivision in south Phoenix after buying 177 partially finished lots for $9.5 million, the Phoenix Business Journal reports. Last week Beazer announced it had acquired a 220-home site in Laurel, Md., with sales expected to begin early next year. Source: prnewswire.com.