Definition of speculative builder in English:

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speculative builder


A person who has houses constructed without securing buyers in advance.
Example sentences
  • More than a few such projects are carried out by speculative builders with - dare I say it - a minimal grasp of the subtleties of postwar design.
  • Charles Drake was a speculative builder and it is probable that he sold the house to Mr Carter soon after it was built.
  • It does not expect much demand for this product from developers or speculative builders.

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Syllabification: spec·u·la·tive build·er

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