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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 …

Finally…Resale Price Creep

As the housing market crashed a decade ago, new home prices began to push above resale prices. Then they pushed and pushed and pushed some more. A pricing crack became a pricing canyon. Long term, the new home median price …

Airbnb Ready to Invade the Apartment Space

In only its 8th year, Airbnb is on pace to book 80 million nights this year, double that of last year. It is the third-largest unicorn (a start-up valued at one billion dollars and above) in the world with a valuation …

Don’t Let the Drought Dry Up Your Sales

When shopping for a new home, buyers have a new concern to add to their list: How are the schools? Is the area nice? Is there retail nearby? Will I have water? Maybe. Water has become the issue du jour …

Sacramento Surging

Sacramento’s housing market is surging. I live here and see the evidence everywhere I look. Here are a few statistics that might surprise you: There is virtually no supply. There is only a 1.0 month supply of resale homes on …

One Size Will Not Fit All in the San Francisco Bay Area

For many environmentalists and planners, high density urban housing is the Holy Grail, and they are making it increasingly more difficult for new suburbs to emerge. Though demographic shifts will help drive demand for this product, this will not be …

SF Bay Area All About Location

The core parts of the Bay Area are outperforming more outlying areas. Where are the bright spots? The healthiest housing markets within the Bay Area can roughly be defined by a steep inward facing arc from San Francisco, down along …