Builder Beazer Says Sales, Orders Fall

Atlanta, GA, April 4, 2014 -- Beazer Homes said severe weather contributed to a decline in completed home sales and new orders in the first quarter.

New home orders fell 9% to 1,390 while completed sales declined 13% to 977.

Beazer said winter weather and a 6% decline in how many areas, or communities, it was selling homes, hurt sales.