National Housing Market Intelligence

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

Affordable Homes Are More Volatile

Occasionally, wonky statistics tell a meaningful story, which is one reason we analyze thousands of pages of data each month. Our monthly US Housing Analysis and Forecast report alone has reached 328 pages! The CoreLogic Case-Shiller Tiered Home Price Index is one …

New Home Prices Are Holding Back Home Sales

Rising new home prices across the nation have eroded new home sales under $200K and contributed to lackluster new home sales volumes. As shown below, new homes priced under $200K comprised nearly half of the market (44%) in 2010, compared …

Our Survey Shows the Steady Recovery

For only the second time in the last 10 years, more than half of new home communities raised prices (according to our monthly survey in June of more than 20% of new home communities in the country). Note the steady …

Permanent Tech Disruptions to Home Sales

rpalacios@realestateconsulting.com | (949) 870-1244 Twitter: @RickPalaciosJr Technology has permanently taken two months off the time required to sell a home. New real estate technologies empower: A new group of highly informed, quick-close, all-cash buyers Very informed homeowners who are increasingly …

Significant Swings in Competition

Is your local new home competition up 15% or down 10% over the last year? How much will it increase or decrease in the next year? In the last year, new home competition has: Surged 15% or more in eight …

Only a Few Bubble Signs Brewing

Once again, we have completed our annual housing bubble check-in. Assessing the criteria that 73 industry executives identified in 2013, we found three qualitative signs of a bubble, two signs of a mini-bubble, and five signs of no bubble. Click …

M&A Heating Up

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for acquisitions. We have been very busy helping both buyers and sellers with their market due diligence and cash flow forecasting for multiple recapitalization, IPO, and M&A transactions that have already …

Housing’s Got a Spring in Its Step This Year

Three months into 2017, it is clear to us that home builders have started the year off on a much better foot than 2016. Based on our monthly survey of over 300 home builders across the country, new home sales …

Sounding the Alarm on Health Care, Technology, and Automotive

Three major industries appear to be overheated and will likely be shedding jobs sometime soon: health care, technology, and automotive. Our 68-page white paper Industries at Risk and Implications for Housing outlines our concern about jobs and housing markets tied …

Our 2016 Track Record

rpalacios@realestateconsulting.com | (949) 870-1244 Twitter: @RickPalaciosJr Click here to watch our video recap of our 2016 forecasts   With a lot of insight from our clients and survey participants who build and finance a large percentage of the homes built …