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Inland Empire New Home Market: On Watch for Upgrade from “Warm” to “Hot”

The Inland Empire new home market is showing signs of rapid improvement with rising new home sales volume driven by lower prices than Coastal markets, rising job growth, an increase in the FHA loan limit and low levels of resale …

Our 2016 Track Record

rpalacios@realestateconsulting.com | (949) 870-1244 Twitter: @RickPalaciosJr Click here to watch our video recap of our 2016 forecasts   With a lot of insight from our clients and survey participants who build and finance a large percentage of the homes built …

Atlanta Is the Winner in the Super Bowl of Housing

This Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will battle it out in Houston, Texas, at Super Bowl 51. The Patriots may be favored to win the game, but Atlanta beats Boston in the housing market. Based on our most recent …

Lack of Supply Drives Prices Way Up

New homes in California are now $300,000 more expensive than in Florida and Texas. When supply doesn’t meet demand, prices go up. To illustrate this, we divided an area’s population by the number of actively selling new home communities and …

21 Thought Leadership Pieces

During the last half of 2016, our team wrote 21 thought leadership reports on industry issues. We compiled these reports, which we call our Building Market Intelligence™ series, in an e-magazine you can view by clicking on the graphic below. …

YouTube plus Demographic Shifts Giving Rise to DIY Surge

The coming wave of young households, coupled with their propensity to use YouTube to learn skills, will create a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) surge beginning next year. DIY remodeling will grow faster than professional contractor remodeling in 2018–2025, reversing a 20-year trend. Younger …

24,374 New Home Sales Last Year at Top 50 Masterplans; 9% Increase over 2015

Co-Authored by Devyn Bachman, Research Analyst Click Here to Download PDF Version of this article   Click here to download the Top 50 MPC Rankings for 2016 In 2016, the top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) in our annual ranking sold …

Twenty Top-Selling Masterplans Sold Over 14,000 New Homes in 2016

Co-Authored by Devyn Bachman, Research Analyst  John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC applauds the nation’s top 20 masterplans for their strong new home sales in 2016. We reviewed nearly 340 masterplans to arrive at our Top 20 list, ranked by …

5 Reasons to Be Positive on Phoenix

In preparation for our company’s keynote speech at the Land and Housing Forecast in Phoenix this week, it became clear to me that Phoenix is positioned for huge growth. Five of the main demographic trends noted in the book Big Shifts …

Wall Street Has It Wrong: Luxury Home Sales Increasing

Luxury home sales have increased, contrary to the opinions of most Wall Street analysts and press reports. Here are the facts: Sales of homes priced above $600,000 have risen in 37 of the 43 counties where we purchased the data. …