National Housing Market Intelligence

Here you will find all of our articles with topics that cover the national housing market.

Rate Buydowns Help Buyers Purchase New Homes

In early December, 75% of nationally surveyed home builders confirmed they are buying down buyers’ mortgage rates to make payments more affordable.

The Current Housing Cycle Landscape

A few weeks ago, we updated our Top 10 Signs of a Market Bubble poster, showing that 8 out of 10 quantitative and 8 out of 10 qualitative signs all point to why the housing bubble is set to pop.

Value Engineering Increases

Builders are stripping out features that they believe consumers don’t fully appreciate. Our DesignLens database and New Home Trends Institute surveys have identified a significant one: stripping costs out of the house exterior.

Apartment Rents Don’t Grow to the Sky

Rents are set to fall in many areas around the country, which is exactly what the Fed needs to help get inflation under control.

Housing Bubble Set to Pop

In 2013, fresh off the biggest housing downturn in their lifetimes, 73 housing industry executives compiled the Top 10 Signs of a Housing Market Bubble at our Summit Conference in Laguna Beach, CA.

The Great Age Reboot with Dr. Michael Roizen

. Would you like to live to 120? 130? How about 140? In this episode of the New Home Insights podcast we have a life-changing chat with Dr. Michael Roizen of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Roizen and his co-authors …

Standard Build-to-Rent Nomenclature: A Path to Greater Acceptance

20 members of our New Home Trends Institute’s Build-to-Rent council recently gathered to give the industry some missing clarity and consistency in terminology. The goal was to align on the terms that will: 

Speedy Escape from Housing Market Slump Unlikely: ARMs Tied Amid Low Rate Lock-up

Home sales, construction volumes, and now even home prices in many markets (the last shoe to drop in a housing correction) are all falling.

The Student Housing Sector Proves Its Resilience

. It’s back to school time for most college students. Do they have their noise-cancelling headphones? Check. Their double stainless steel insulated water bottle, “never lose” multiport charger, and laptop backpack? Check, check, and check. Do they have a place …