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Research Subscriptions and Services

Accurate Information to Make Great Decisions

Our research process ensures that our clients and consultants have the most current and accurate information possible to make great decisions quickly. Every month, we collect just about every data element possible on the local market, survey local executives, speak with our consultants who are out in the field, and publish our analysis of the local economy and housing market in all of the major Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Our clients and consultants carefully vet our research conclusions, comparing them to what they are seeing in the market, and in turn enhance our analysis every month. We have also developed a number of proprietary indices, surveys, and models that deliver a unique view on specific housing industry dynamics.

Clients in an ongoing, retainer-based relationship have access to our published research, client services, and exclusive events.

June 2021 Burns Research Member Deliverable Dates

June 3                   SFR REIT Quarterly Earnings Calls report

June 7                   Housing Survey from the Front Lines

June 7                   The Acceleration of Build-for-Rent Strategy event

June 8                   Apartment Analysis and Forecast

June 9                   Single-Family Rental Analysis and Forecast

June 10–18          Metro Analysis and Forecast

June 11                 US Housing Analysis and Forecast

June 14                 Burns Interactive Dashboards update

June 15                 Single-Family Rental Markets Update

June 17                 Regional Analysis and Forecast

June 17                 Monthly Housing Outlook webinar

June 18                 Home Builder Analysis and Forecast

June 21                 Building Product Quarterly Earnings Calls report

June 24                 NHTI Survey Insight Report

June 25                 Building Product Industry Analysis and Forecast

June 30                 DesignLens Inspiration and Innovation Analysis



Flagship Subscriptions

Every month, we analyze and forecast the housing market at the metro, regional, and national levels to provide you with the information you need for a competitive edge.  All of our reports are delivered via email with a short summary, and posted on our website for access 24/7.  Based on their needs, clients receive a unique combination of our reports to get the answers they need and gain insight based on their business.


Burns Metro Analysis and Forecast

Monthly Distribution
We designed this report for executives with investments in specific markets.  This monthly report provides an overview of housing and economic conditions, as well as our forecasts, at an MSA level. This overview includes local insight, proprietary surveys, and extensive data analysis to give a complete picture of the important housing dynamics and shifts at the market level.

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Burns Regional Analysis and Forecast

Monthly Distribution
We designed this report for executives who think more regionally. This comprehensive monthly report summarizes important information in ten regions and key metro areas. This includes multi-year pricing and sales forecasts, supply and demand, housing affordability, and market health.

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Burns Home Builder Analysis and Forecast

Monthly Distribution
We designed this report for those who compare the publicly-traded builders to each other, including securities investors and the builders.  This monthly report ranks each of the publicly traded home builders based on the recent past, current and forecasted future performance of their geographic footprint.  It also includes location comparisons based on the builders’ market fundamentals and submarket desirability.

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Burns Single-Family Rental Analysis and Forecast

Quarterly Distribution
We designed this report for single-family rental owners and investors. This quarterly report examines the single-family rental market, including single-family rents, vacancy, and saturation for 65 MSAs across the country.

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Burns Building Product Industry Analysis and Forecast

Monthly Distribution
This monthly report analyzes and forecasts the building product sector trends and industry drivers in terms of both residential repair and remodel spending and new home construction activity.

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Additional Reports

The US Housing Analysis and Forecast, Builder Survey, Public Builder Earnings Summary, and Residential Land Survey come with each research subscription.


Burns US Housing Analysis and Forecast

Monthly Distribution
We designed this report for the executive who wants to make sense of all of the headline news.  This monthly report examines more than 150 metrics related to housing. The Executive Summary gives an overview of the important metrics affecting the housing market and our view of their impact on the future.

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Burns National Builder Survey: Housing from the Front Lines

Monthly Distribution
We designed this report for those executives who want quick feedback on market conditions around the country. Every month we survey more than 200 local builders across the nation on new home market conditions. Our survey provides timely and accurate insights on housing market conditions just a few days after the end of every month.

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Burns Public Builder Earnings Summary

Quarterly Distribution
We summarize key performance statistics and market insight from public builders’ quarterly earnings conference calls, including sales, inventory and pricing trends, builder guidance, and market-specific commentary. Additionally, our summary of each builder’s call and performance comes within a week of the earnings call date.

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Burns Residential Land Survey

Quarterly Distribution
Each quarter we survey the top residential land brokers in the country.



Specialized Reports

We offer specialized reports for an additional cost.


Customized Consulting

Our leadership can help executives make more informed decisions on issues including market feasibility, land and company valuation, demographic drivers, home and community design, and effective marketing.

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New Home Trends Institute Monthly Trend Reports

Monthly trend reports will inform you about the latest research-driven findings on consumer behavior and housing pain points, straight from the consumer’s mouth. Surveys of builders, architects, designers, and purchasing managers will provide insight into the trends of the future from the professional’s perspective.

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DesignLens Monthly Editions

Monthly publication and online library of photo tours recognizing outstanding new home, community, and historical design.

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Burns Apartment Analysis and Forecast

We designed this report for executives interested in how apartments and for-sale homes interact at the metro level. This wide-ranging quarterly report includes an economic outlook for the multifamily market, and analysis of the interplay between housing and apartment market dynamics and demographics. We include apartment rent forecasts, and rankings of top apartment REITs based on the health of their local markets.

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Single-Family Rental Market Index

The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting have partnered on the Single-Family Rental Market Index (SFRMI), a first-of-its-kind resource that will serve as the definitive gauge of professionally managed single-family rental industry conditions.

Single-Family Rental Market Index

The SFRMI is a first-of-its-kind resource, offering a snapshot of market sentiment for the fastest-growing segment of the housing industry. The index, which is based on surveys of the owner-operators of more than 120,000 single-family rental homes, will be released quarterly, so it will always reflect the latest perspectives from within the industry on the state of the SFR market.

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Kitchen and Bath Market Index

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting have partnered on the Kitchen and Bath Market Index (KBMI), a barometer of the business health of the industry.

Kitchen & Bath Market Index

This quarterly industry index gauges the economic pulse of the kitchen and bath market, examining current conditions and future expectations in the industry. It also monitors issues and challenges industry professionals are facing in their businesses. The KBMI surveys and analyzes the sentiments of designers, manufacturers, retailers and building/construction firms who are members of the NKBA.

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US Remodeler Index

Created by Qualified Remodeler magazine and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, the USRI measures remodeler sentiment for current activities, future or near-term activities, as well as consumer demand or ‘hotness.’

US Remodeler Index

The USRI benchmarks current industry growth, near-term project demand and is an independent, frontline view into market trends, shifts, constraints and underlying drivers of professional home repairs and remodels. The USRI is derived from surveys of presidents, owners and managers of 346 remodeling firms in all U.S. 50 states.

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Each research subscription comes with access to our ongoing insight, client events and services.

Research Clients receive access to our ongoing insight, including:

  • White Papers. We publish thorough research reports that cover relevant and important topics as needed.
  • Truth in Housing. We regularly send out Truth in Housing email notes to clients that include relevant non-confidential insight that we uncover in the field, at industry conferences, or through our industry contacts.

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Client Services and Exclusive Events

We embrace client interaction because we love learning from and interacting with our clients. We have a service-oriented culture and respond quickly to requests for data, phone calls, or management presentations. Included in our Research subscriptions are introductions to those in our network, so clients can learn from each other and do business together.

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Rick Palacios Jr If you have any questions about any of our research reports or services, please contact Rick Palacios Jr., Principal and Director of Research at (949) 870-1244 or by email.