GMS Inc., a leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, announced today its acquisition of United Building Materials, Inc. and United Construction Products, Inc.

This article in Builder Online provides detailed analysis of production builder Lennar Corporation’s purchase of Florida-based WCI Communities. 

They are not lending much to home buyers, and they're lending even less to single-family home builders, but banks are doling out big money to apartment developers.