Nov 11, 2013

Orders for custom-built houses dive in October

Orders for custom-built homes plunged in value in October, following a surge in the previous month to avoid the consumption tax hike next April, according to data from builders. Asahi Kasei Homes Corp., a unit of Asahi Kasei Corp., saw its contracts, including for ...

Sekisui may meet profit targets on demand spike

Jul 18, 2013

Sekisui may meet profit targets on demand spike

Sekisui House Ltd. said it has seen “strong demand” ahead of tax and mortgage rate increases that could help Japan’s second-biggest home builder meet earnings goals. “We are getting a good feel about delivering decent results based on our earnings targets,” President Toshinori Abe, ...