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Majority of Homeowners and Renters Benefiting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

We believe that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will likely impact housing as follows: More entry-level home buying in most areas of the country Higher rents, since tenants now have more disposable income Acceleration in Southern migration We ran …

Give Us Music, Fresh Food, Wine, and Cornhole

Boomer masterplan developers still don’t understand us millennials. Their marketing tries to entice us with their version of cool: the flashiest new gadget, the most up to date home technology, or a community social connection. Our research (and my own …

The Seven Sizzling Housing Markets

Seven markets are sizzling with new home construction today. We rank these markets based on our Burns Housing Market Hotness Index (see graph below and index description at the bottom), which encompasses fundamental supply/demand factors and our market strength ratings. …

Where Are We in the Housing Cycle?

Ten years ago today, our company published Strategies to Navigate 5 Stages of the Housing Cycle and followed that up with a 7-minute educational cartoon on the housing market. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of those analyses, we are sharing the graphic …

Affordable Homes Are More Volatile

Occasionally, wonky statistics tell a meaningful story, which is one reason we analyze thousands of pages of data each month. Our monthly US Housing Analysis and Forecast report alone has reached 328 pages! The CoreLogic Case-Shiller Tiered Home Price Index is one …

Sounding the Alarm on Health Care, Technology, and Automotive

Three major industries appear to be overheated and will likely be shedding jobs sometime soon: health care, technology, and automotive. Our 68-page white paper Industries at Risk and Implications for Housing outlines our concern about jobs and housing markets tied …