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Bloomberg Television: Home Builder Supply Chain Chaos Continues

The segment begins around the 12-minute mark. Our Director of Research, Rick Palacios, Jr., spoke on Bloomberg’s What’d You Miss? earlier this week. Rick discusses the current housing demand backdrop along with how builders are dealing with rising construction costs, …

Bloomberg Television: Insane Housing Demand and Supply Bottleneck Headaches 

Click here to view the video Our Director of Research, Rick Palacios, Jr., spoke on Bloomberg’s What’d You Miss? earlier this week. Rick discusses several factors driving insane demand across the housing market today, supply bottlenecks suppressing new home construction, …

The Light: 200 Companies Revolutionizing Housing

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

We’ve identified 200 players driving a new hyper data-driven, technology-fueled, and institutionally backed housing investor ecosystem. Almost none of these companies existed during the mid-2000s housing boom and they’re without a doubt accelerating today’s housing recovery. The 200 companies we …

Investor Mania 2.0

We’ve identified 200 players driving the new hyper-data-driven, technology-fueled, and institutionally backed housing investor ecosystem. Almost none of these companies existed during the mid-2000s housing boom. Housing Investor Mania 2.0 Categories The following list is not 100% comprehensive given the …

Burns Single-Family Rent Index™ Shows US Rents Up 3.8% YOY in September

Demand for single-family rental homes remains robust according to the Burns Single-Family Rent Index™. US single-family rents accelerated 3.8% YOY in September, roughly unchanged from August’s 3.9% YOY growth. The index tracks new leases across the 63 largest single-family rental …

4 Suggestions to Reduce Mortgage Policy Risk

Home builders are accustomed to taking risks. They buy land assuming the economy won’t crash, interest rates won’t skyrocket, and many other unknowns. As if home building wasn’t hard enough already, there’s a new risk: the QM (qualified mortgage) patch. …

CNBC Nightly Business Report: Home Builders Pump the Brakes on New Supply

Click here to view the video Our Director of Research, Rick Palacios, Jr., spoke with CNBC Nightly Business Report earlier this week. Rick explains that home builders pumped the brakes on new construction in February because: Builders are proceeding cautiously …

Two Housing Rules of Thumb That Can Get You into Trouble

Twitter: @RickPalaciosJr We still hear two housing industry rules of thumb that make us cringe: 5% is still a great mortgage rate. Anything less than 6 months of supply is healthy. First of all, the mortgage payment is what matters, …

The Rise and Evolution of the Single-Family Rental Industry

Categories: Podcast Rental Housing

  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 2 of our New Home Insights Podcast, Dean talks with Rick Palacios …

Single-Family Rental Industry Act 2: Build-to-Rent Taking Center Stage

Categories: Rental Housing

The single-family rental (SFR) space has quickly quieted skeptics and scaled into an institutional asset class. Build-to-rent (B2R) is now playing an emerging role in the industry’s evolution. In less than a decade, Progress Residential, Tricon American Homes, Front Yard …