National Housing Market Intelligence

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

Real Estate Pros Steering Clients Away from New Homes

. . I had some disagreements with the host of a local mortgage radio show recently. You can listen to the full 14 minutes here or read my summary below: Disagreements The interview was a stark reminder of what most home builders …

M&A Due Diligence Is Key in Today’s Competitive Housing Market

During the last housing downturn, our national Consulting team helped restructure billions of dollars in bad debt. Since then, we have been busy using the same market feasibility and financial analysis skills to help builders, developers, and building product manufacturers …

Expecting 13%+ Hit to Home Sales Due to Rising Mortgage Rates

We surveyed 8,537 current homeowners and asked them how rising mortgage rates will impact their future decision to move. We learned that if rates were 1.0% higher than their current mortgage: 40% would still move. 36% may not move. 24% …

Huge Gains in New Home Sales and Pricing 10 Years after the Downturn

Ten years after John Burns Real Estate Consulting began surveying home builders every month, new home sales and pricing feedback demonstrate a solid and sustained recovery. Our June 2018 survey capturing 358 metro ratings across 83 metros confirms that demand …

New Home Premium Volatility

Hot, cold, medium? It is time to revisit one of our findings from last year’s white paper that evaluated 36 California new home infill communities in both hot and cold housing markets. We learned that the new home premium varies …

End the Guesswork

Here is a link to the 30-minute investor-oriented Housing Market Outlook webinar I recently presented for Bloomberg’s 300,000+ subscribers. You can also access the webinar slides here. For our clients who have a Bloomberg terminal, we post our research on …

Our First Podcast

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. On our first podcast, Dean talks with the guy with his name on the logo. …

California Has Density Solutions, but Not Enough New Housing

The big three housing markets—Texas, Florida, and California—all easily topped 100,000 building permits in 2017. Combined, they account for almost one of every three new homes permitted for construction in the US last year. Only one other state (North Carolina …

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. …

Wrong Again—New Home Sales Actually Rose in January

Twitter: @RickPalaciosJr I suppose we should thank the Census Bureau for publishing incorrect conclusions and footnoting a 19%+/- margin of error. However, it gives our clients heartburn. Our clients pay us to be right—not to be overly bullish or bearish. …