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Housing Roundup for Building Product Execs

In this 12-minute podcast interview, John Burns shares some of our research findings that our building product clients receive regularly. The new normal is 1.4–1.5 million annual US housing starts because of: . Overbuilding. We are still recovering from the massive …

Successful Pivots as the Housing Market Runs Out of Steam

In this podcast, I explain why I believe new home sales and construction have “run out of steam,” at levels many deem to be too low. What’s different this time from prior cycles includes: Banks – Two banking regulation laws …

Six Florida Housing Trends

From Miami to Jacksonville to Pensacola, here are some exciting trends we are helping our clients implement in 2019: Design diversification. The demographic landscape is changing, and we are seeing new product configurations, architecture, and unit mix to appeal to a …

Majority of Homeowners and Renters Benefiting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

We believe that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will likely impact housing as follows: More entry-level home buying in most areas of the country Higher rents, since tenants now have more disposable income Acceleration in Southern migration We ran …

Design Analysis That Can Boost Revenue

Which of these eight paint companies picked the “color of the year” that will add the most revenue to home sales? Data now shows that there are four colors that can collectively add more than $13K to your home price …

LinkedIn’s Video on Our Generational Definitions

LinkedIn interviewed me in their New York studio last year. I love their choice of background video clips for this three-minute video. Click here to watch the video I spent most of the time talking about how ridiculous it is …

Don’t Miss the Middle

In this podcast, Dan Parolek from Opticos Design shares his insight on a term he coined, “missing middle housing,” which he defines to be the range of housing types between or in the middle of detached single-family homes and mid-rise …

2019 Outlook in 6 Minutes (or a Few Quotes)

    John sat down for six minutes with The Real Estate Guys earlier this year and shared some of our outlook for 2019. Here is the audio excerpt, and below are a few quotes: No construction growth. “[I am] highly confident …

The Monumental Disruption of iBuyers

A new, highly disruptive home-selling option known as iBuyers (instant buyers) has clearly emerged: Home sellers are excited. Real estate agents are nervous. Venture capitalists have been investing heavily. Experienced real estate executives are becoming less skeptical as more and …

Time to Reboot Your Housing Rental Strategies

Categories: Podcast Rental Housing

Huge shifts are occuring in the rental market: Return to basics. Rental demand is shifting to a focus on affordability, with renters willing to sacrifice square footage, privacy, amenities, and commute time in return for lower rent. Suburban growth. Urban …