M.D.C. Holdings' Southern California Division Wins Builder of the Year Award

 M.D.C. Holdings' Southern California Division Wins Builder of the Year Award

PR Newswire

DENVER, March 14, 2013

DENVER, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) today
announced that the Southern California division of its subsidiary, Richmond
American Homes of Maryland, Inc., was recently named 2012 Builder of the Year
by the Building Industry Association of Southern California's Riverside
Chapter. The homebuilder beat out 160 area builders to take top honors. The
award recognizes leadership within the industry, dedication to community
service and commitment to building quality homes.

With more than three decades of homebuilding experience, the Richmond American
Homes companies operate in 11 states. They have been actively building in
California for almost 20 years and they currently have 13 communities
throughout the region stretching from Los Angeles County to many cities in the
Inland Empire.

Richmond American is dedicated to working with municipalities to advocate on
behalf of the industry. Leonard Miller, Richmond American's Regional
President, was recently elected president of the Builders Industry Association
of Southern California and sits on the board of directors.

"We're honored to receive this award," Mr. Miller said. "We take pride in the
homes we build and our leadership role in the industry. Giving back to the
community is a company tradition; it's great to see those efforts recognized."

Homebuyers seeking a brand new home in Southern California can find Richmond
American Homes at the locations listed below. Citing the slogan "With us, it's
personal™," Richmond American Homes has long taken a personal approach to the
building process, giving buyers many chances to personalize fixtures and
finishes, among other features. New homes at the following communities also
offer popular included features such as granite countertops, hardwood floors
and tile in many areas.

Richmond American's Southern California locations:
Acacia at Sundance, priced from the upper $200s
Kensington at Tournament Hills, priced from the low $200s

Bridgegate at Canyon Hills, priced from the low $300s
Cypress at Canyon Hills, priced from the upper $200s
Madison at Rosetta Canyon, priced from the upper $200s
Northstar at Summerly, priced from the mid $200s

Cielo at Lake Hills Reserve, priced from the upper $300s

Emery Place II at Harveston, priced from the low $300s

Palomino at Audie Murphy, priced from the $200s
The Oaks at Marsden, priced from the mid $200s

Sagewood at Spencer's Crossing, priced from the mid $200s

For details about community amenities, or to learn more about Richmond
American's homes and where they build, visit RichmondAmerican.com.

About MDC

Since 1972, MDC's subsidiary companies have built and financed the American
dream for more than 170,000 homebuyers. MDC's commitment to customer
satisfaction, quality and value is reflected in each home its subsidiaries
build. MDC is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Its
subsidiaries have homebuilding operations across the country, including the
metropolitan areas of Denver, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas,
Phoenix, Tucson, Riverside-San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay
Area, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Jacksonville and Seattle. The
Company's subsidiaries also provide mortgage financing, insurance and title
services, primarily for Richmond American homebuyers, through HomeAmerican
Mortgage Corporation, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc. and American Home
Title and Escrow Company, respectively. M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. is traded on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDC." For more information, visit

SOURCE M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Website: http://www.richmondamerican.com
Contact: Robert N. Martin, Vice President of Finance, +1-720-977-3431,
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