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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 …

Shifting Family Structure Hurting Homeownership

When researching our new book Big Shifts Ahead, we learned that 40% of all kids are born to an unmarried mom, and 32% of all kids live with only one parent.  Single-parenting has been on the rise for decades.  The …

A Career Woman’s Perspective on Home Buying

It is no secret that women’s role in the workplace has been steadily rising since the 1950s. In fact, the percentage of women in the workforce has doubled since the 1950s, while the percentage of men in the workforce has …

Inland Empire New Home Market: On Watch for Upgrade from “Warm” to “Hot”

The Inland Empire new home market is showing signs of rapid improvement with rising new home sales volume driven by lower prices than Coastal markets, rising job growth, an increase in the FHA loan limit and low levels of resale …

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 …

Atlanta Is the Winner in the Super Bowl of Housing

This Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will battle it out in Houston, Texas, at Super Bowl 51. The Patriots may be favored to win the game, but Atlanta beats Boston in the housing market. Based on our most recent …

Lack of Supply Drives Prices Way Up

New homes in California are now $300,000 more expensive than in Florida and Texas. When supply doesn’t meet demand, prices go up. To illustrate this, we divided an area’s population by the number of actively selling new home communities and …

21 Thought Leadership Pieces

During the last half of 2016, our team wrote 21 thought leadership reports on industry issues. We compiled these reports, which we call our Building Market Intelligence™ series, in an e-magazine you can view by clicking on the graphic below. …

YouTube plus Demographic Shifts Giving Rise to DIY Surge

The coming wave of young households, coupled with their propensity to use YouTube to learn skills, will create a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) surge beginning next year. DIY remodeling will grow faster than professional contractor remodeling in 2018–2025, reversing a 20-year trend. Younger …