Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K
                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


       Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): November 12, 2003

                              AVATAR HOLDINGS INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

         0-7616                                          23-1739078
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(Commission File Number)                   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

         201 Alhambra Circle
         Coral Gables, Florida                                       33134
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(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                           (Zip Code)

                                 (305) 442-7000
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure

      The information  furnished pursuant to Item 12, "Results of Operations and
Financial Condition", is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

      On  November  12,  2003,  Avatar  Holdings  Inc.  issued  a press  release
announcing its third quarter results for the period ended September 30,. 2003. A
copy  of  that  press  release  is  attached  hereto  as  Exhibit  99.1  and  is
incorporated herein by reference.

      The information in this report, including the exhibit hereto, shall not be
deemed to be  "filed"  for the  purposes  of Section  18 of the  Securities  and
Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise  subject to the  liabilities of that Section.
The  information  in this report,  including  the exhibit  hereto,  shall not be
incorporated  by  reference  into any  filing  of the  registrant  with the SEC,
whether  made  before  or  after  the date  hereof,  regardless  of any  general
incorporation  language  in such  filings  (unless the  registrant  specifically
states that the information or exhibit in this particular report is incorporated
by reference).


      Pursuant to the  requirements of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                         AVATAR HOLDINGS INC.

                                         By: /s/ Juanita I. Kerrigan
                                         Name: Juanita I. Kerrigan
                                         Title: Vice President and Secretary

Date: November 12, 2003