I agree with both Jeff and Bill, I will add though, the builders have much more play in a sales number then would a normal reseller. If somebody bought a house from a builder only 2 months ago, and paid $200k, the builder can still sell that same exact house right next door, for $180k. They will still be making money, just not as much. They may have also levereged the pricing down with their subs, who are now doing the work 10% or 20% cheaper, as work is harder to come by. As far as I am concerned, more then 90% of the time, it is better to buy from a builder, instead of a resale, but it all depends. Remember, the builders pockets are deeper than a reseller, and they have no personal attachment to the homes, only financial. So they are usually more "Market Correct"