Author Archives: Todd Larner

Do you remember running around your neighborhood as a kid exploring and discovering your surroundings? I do. I remember building forts, riding bikes or playing streetball with my friends until it got dark. Once the streetlights came on, it was game over and time to head home. Times have definitely changed. Over the last 30 […]

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Over the last few years there has been a lot of news about a slumping Chinese economy.  Home sales and retail revenues are down from their highs just a few years ago.  With this boom and bust cycle there are some opportunities developing for well leveraged private developers.

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This week WHA Inc. is proud to partner with Jim Gregory, founder of Shelter Dynamics in premiering his ground breaking new home concept.  Come see the prototype “Pod House” at the International Builders Show (IBS)  in Las Vegas this week January 19th – 22nd.  The ‘Think Large build small’ concept house stands to change the […]

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Top 10 Tips for Creating A Successful Planning Project #1 – Save Costs Implement cost saving market driven solutions. Integrate architecture and planning during design. #2 – Plan in 3D Dimensions Utilize quick visualization technologies to identify future pitfalls. Evolve 2D design into 3D modeling and problem solving.

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Upon my return from my most recent trip to China I was bombarded with negative headlines that the Chinese real estate market is on the verge of collapse. Home sales in Shanghaied down 38%! 2010 housing starts in Beijing at its lowest levels in 15 years! China is saturated with western designers and projects that […]

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