Regional Housing Market Intelligence

Denver Housing Is Mile High

Denver ranks near the top of the 70 housing markets we rate each quarter. Prices have risen 12% in the last year, finally reaching historical averages. We are including some highlights from our monthly subscription reports as well as some anecdotes we …

Western Drought to Hurt or Help Housing?

While the drought throughout the Western US has created a lot of concern, it turns out that a number of companies and water districts were prepared, having invested in all sorts of technologies and water recycling programs. In fact, new …

Powerhouse Job Markets: California Dominating

Three powerhouse metropolitan areas—New York, Los Angeles, and Houston—together accounted for one of every seven new jobs created in the country over the last three years. These top three markets added 300,000+ new jobs from 2012 through 2014. A total …

How Much Is Too Much?

The headline screams, “Southern California New Home Inventory Has Almost Doubled since the Beginning of 2013.” Terrible news, right? Not necessarily. Even with the increase, new home inventory levels* are still near all-time record lows and are highly unlikely to …

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

We continue to see positive momentum in Florida’s housing markets with steady home sales, varied levels of price appreciation, and higher construction levels. But the pace of growth differs tremendously across metropolitan areas. If we entered each of Florida’s major …

Builder Money Flows into Nashville

Nashville may be the country music capital, but its housing fundamentals rock: Resale sales have risen 16% over the past twelve months. Home prices are up nearly 9% over the same period. Job growth has averaged 3.0% in the past …

Sales Oases in the Desert

Three Las Vegas Masterplans Command Premiums for Place Making Even as the housing recession all but incinerated the Las Vegas market, three well located, designed, and marketed master-planned communities remained relatively unscorched and are still among the John Burns Real …

The Villages: Fun, Fun, Fun

Demographics tell us that eight million more people should retire in the next decade than in the last decade. You had better pay attention to the retirement housing market! While the active adult (55+ age-restricted, amenity-rich) home market was brisk …

Don’t Stop Believing (or Building)

Nocatee is a case study of going against conventional wisdom during a downturn—and reaping big rewards afterward. The master-planned community was the fifth best-selling community in the country in 2013, with 838 net sales, up 65% over 2012. Confidence in …

Breaking Down the Market: Developing Strategies by Comparing Submarkets

Within an MSA, there are often submarkets where careful risk/reward analysis says you should: buy land and build more homes in one submarket sell your land holdings in another submarket, and be more aggressive with price appreciation assumptions in a …