Regional Housing Market Intelligence

Florida’s Housing Market is Booming, but Will it Last?

  Many areas of Florida are showing signs of renewed housing demand. Builders are buying lots and land in order to position themselves for future growth. In our most recent Residential Land Survey, 78% of Florida builders noted that finished …

Phoenix is Rising

The Phoenix housing market is on fire, driven by strong economic growth, once in a generation affordability levels, and a surge in investment activity that far surpasses the levels during the housing boom. Once considered to be at ground zero …

Really? More High Rises in Southern Florida?

Condos in High Demand For investors, current market conditions in the southern part of the Sunshine State couldn’t be better. Depressed pricing, low interest rates, a strong rental market and favorable foreign currency exchange rates are pumping up the housing …

Foreign Buyers Show New Interest in Orlando Vacation Homes

This summer, the John Burns consulting team has been active in the Orlando resort and vacation home market assisting in the planning process of future resort-oriented communities. Our conversations with local professionals and field research suggest the reemergence of foreign …

Western Rental Markets Pick Up

Our rental forecast calls for solid rent growth in the U.S. over the next five years. Western markets such as Seattle, San Jose/San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego, which generally have high barriers to entry and above average income …

SF Bay Area All About Location

The core parts of the Bay Area are outperforming more outlying areas. Where are the bright spots? The healthiest housing markets within the Bay Area can roughly be defined by a steep inward facing arc from San Francisco, down along …

The Most Envied MPC in the Country

The top-selling, non age-restricted community in 2010 was the Irvine Ranch. How did they do it? They took the time to listen to their potential customers and redesigned the community. Here is insight about their success that you can apply: Even …

Watch Out for Washington!!!

Elected and appointed government officials have a tremendous track record of making a huge difference in housing, both positive and negative, as evidenced by the timeline below. The series of policies that started with the 1992 GSE Act and culminated …

Stability in Seattle?

Seattle is starting to show some signs of recovery. JT Schwartz and I recently visited nearly 50 residential projects, including regional master planned communities like Issaquah Highlands and Snoqualmie Ridge, as well as stand-alone projects in Southeast King County. Here …

Canadians Outpace California Buyers in Maricopa County

Canadian home buyers have been taking advantage of their increased purchasing power in the warm-weather Phoenix market. The percentage of Canadian home buyers in Maricopa County has been on the rise since 2007 and now account for a larger sales …