DR Horton scores big in South Florida real estate market

Homebuilder has a 38-year legacy of success
  • D.R. Horton was recently ranked as the third homebuilder in S. Florida by sales volume.
  • It is the country's largest homebuilder by volume.
  • The company plans to continue to open new communities in S. Florida in 2016.

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Last year was a big one for Miami-area real estate. Even though a distressed backlog still exists, many Floridians - or wannabe Floridians - are looking to prominent builders for a brand-new piece of South Florida real estate. D.R. Horton is the largest home construction company in the United States. The Fort Worth, Texas, headquartered company sold more than 37,000 homes across the country in fiscal 2015. In a recent ranking from the South Florida Business Journal, D.R. Horton’s Southeast Florida division contributed 408 closings to South Florida's overall sales volume. The publication ranked the top South Florida builders for homes sold for the period that ended March 31, 2015. In an email, D.R. Horton representatives responded to questions about what goes into D.R. Horton’s South Florida success. According to its website, Donald R. Horton’s company began in 1978, and now encompasses a family of brands. In that time, D.R. Horton has delivered more than 520,000...