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Veterans Can’t get the Mortgages They Need

Our survey of 188 home building executives last month turned up a very interesting, and disturbing, finding. More builders are shying away from selling homes to Vets because VA appraisers have become so conservative that the homes rarely close. In …

Public Builders Scooping up Finished Lots

Public builders are dominating finished lot purchases, which is increasing their market share in major metropolitan areas. Although demand for lots and land cooled slightly in the 2nd quarter, our survey of the top land brokers in large metropolitan areas …

Surprise Patterns Emerge in the Spring Selling Season

Generally, the 2011 spring selling season has been a disappointment, but look closely and you’ll find year-over-year sales comparisons at the metro level are revealing some surprising patterns. Each month, we survey 250 to 350 public and private builder executives …

All Carolinas Are Not Created Equally

We used to refer to the Carolinas in one breath, as if all of the markets behaved similarly. Today, that could not be further from the truth. All of the major housing markets (Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Charleston and …