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Pricing Clarity from Coast to Coast

In this podcast, our consulting leaders Dean Wehrli, Lesley Deutch, and Pete Reeb provide tremendous insight on the rising incentives required to sell a home today. Dean notes what is different this time: “Buyers have never been more savvy….They’ve never …

Advice for Marketing to Millennials

Our millennial Consumer Insights Manager Sidney Pell concludes this podcast with: “You are crazy if you don’t think they are looking you up online.” . For fun, choose a home builder or landlord and search the term “[company name] reviews” …

The Rapid Disruption of Home Building

The home building industry is rapidly changing in some very exciting ways. New technologies are allowing homes to be built better than ever, while also enabling home buyers to live much more comfortably and conveniently in a new home than …

Lower Mortgage Rates for Energy-Efficient Homes?

In our latest podcast episode, CR Herro, the Vice President of Innovation at Meritage Homes, articulates changes coming to the new home industry. Like the car industry in America 30 or 40 years ago, new home builders are facing a …

Disruptive Forces in Construction

Margaret Whelan, an industry investment banker who has successfully raised money for several innovative housing companies, explains why this time is going to be different with respect to off-site construction. While there is a wide spectrum of construction possibilities in …

Making Sense of the Single-Family Rental Industry

Dallas Tanner, the Chief Investment Officer who co-founded Invitation Homes in 2012 and has grown it to be the landlord for more than 80,000 rental homes across the US, shares with us the future of rental homes. Invitation Homes strategically …

Build Like a Girl

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise 9% of the 10.3 million US construction workers. Sheryl Palmer of Taylor Morrison is the only female CEO among the 19 publicly traded home builders. In this podcast, Dean Wehrli interviews …

The Millennial Perception of Homeownership

    Consulting leader Dean Wehrli volunteered to host our new podcast. You never know what to expect from Dean. Click here to subscribe to future episodes. For episode 3 of our New Home Insights Podcast, Dean talks with three …

The Single-Story Advantage: It Might Be More than You Think

Single-story homes are a hot commodity. However, as high land prices and scarce space continue to drive densities higher, the share of single-level floor plans is shrinking. With buyers fighting over a limited supply, we would expect single-story homes to …

A New Home Alternative to Your Hovel

Coastal California home prices have skyrocketed, creating great opportunities for homeowners to cash out and move to a smaller, nicer home. Check out this news clip featuring Dean Wehrli on the trend toward surban™ living. . Click here to view video …