COVID-19

The Light: As Remote Work Continues, So Does Migration

As COVID restrictions ease and the great resignation continues (and perhaps even accelerates), more companies are opting to allow permanent work from home in order to keep their talented people. As a result, buyers and renters will continue to move to desirable areas where they can get more house for their money.

The Light: Much Needed Build-for-Rent Supply Is on the Way

With the backdrop of anemically low resale supply (check out our resale agent survey), as well as for-sale new home supply, we are monitoring growth of the build-for-rent (BFR) market to help alleviate the housing shortage.

The Light: Building Cost Strategies and Affordability Solutions

Both home prices and home construction costs have skyrocketed the last few years. Here are 5 solutions to address building cost and affordability. 

The Light: Consumer Trends to Watch in 2022

Our team compiled 22 opportunities for 2022, which we will share over the next few weeks. They cover a wide range of topics, from affordability solutions to migration patterns. Here are 6 opportunities to win over consumers this year.

The Light: Real Estate Agents Forecast 7% Higher Prices and 6% Sales Growth in 2022

In the COVID era, uncertainty often feels like the dominant theme. Industry leaders, government officials, and especially our clients want to know what 2022 holds for housing.

The Light: Now Tracking $50+ Billion of Capital Flooding SFR and BFR Sector

Demand for single-family rental homes remains strong according to our Burns Single-Family Rent Index™ (BSFRI).

The Light: Low Risk Land Acquisition

Home builders have been ramping up their land holdings, and doing so in a way that protects them in the event of a downturn.

The Light: Burns Single-Family Rent Index™: New Lease Effective Rents Up 6% YOY in September 2021

Demand for single-family rental homes remains strong according to our Burns Single-Family Rent Index™ (BSFRI).

The Light: Let’s Win the Talent War

Today’s shortage of talented people presents both a challenge and an opportunity. Many smart, very well-run companies are leaning hard into the hiring and retention opportunity, while other companies are getting hit hard by turnover. Which one are you?