Building Market Intelligence

The Light: As For-Sale Demand Weakens, Single-Family Rentals Outperform

In the first three weeks of May, 30-year fixed mortgage rates hovered near 5.25% and eased to just above 5% by month end. Paired with record-high home prices in most markets, the highest mortgage rates in over ten years (per …

The Light: New Amenities for a New Customer

What consumers want in a community is shifting, requiring master plan and rental community developers to rethink once-standard amenities and respond to changing needs.

The Light: Demand Shifting from Owning to Renting

High home prices and rapidly rising mortgage rates have created a rosy backdrop for the rental sector, with many prospective home buyers …

Buckling Our Seatbelts for an Interesting Ride: John Burns on Current Market Conditions

The residential real estate market has been speeding uphill since mid 2019, with a speed bump in the Spring of 2020. As we near the peak, anticipation of what is on the other side anxiously awaits. When will we pass …

The Light: Apartment Demand Doubles in Household Boom

Renters leased 700,000 additional apartments last year, more than doubling the five-year average. They also leased twice as many apartments in Q1 this year than in Q1 of last year, per our tabulation of RealPage data.

The Light: Practical Smart Home Solutions

New homes featuring multigenerational suites (suites with private entries) are selling very well these days.

The Feverishly Hot Apartment Market with Jay Parsons (RealPage)

Apartment renters are not the only ones fighting hard for their place in the market. Multifamily investors also face fierce competition from other investors in this very competitive space. On the latest New Home Insights podcast, we interviewed Jay Parsons, …

The Light: Creative Land Development

Our team compiled 22 opportunities for 2022. They cover a wide range of topics, from affordability solutions to migration patterns. Here is what to expect for land development this year. 

The Light: The Rich, Frustrated, and “Locked In” Turn to Remodeling

Building material prices have risen 23% over the last year according to production builders, in part due to a surge in remodeling driven by 3 primary conditions: rich homeowners, a few “trade-up” homes readily available, and rising mortgage rates.

The Light: Suite Solutions for Stronger Sales

New homes featuring multigenerational suites (suites with private entries) are selling very well these days.