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Spring 2019: ‘Is This the Last Breath?’

This podcast is so insightful, I almost didn’t release this to the non-paying world. For those of you who are not clients, enjoy this taste of what our clients receive all year long. Enjoy Jody Kahn, Devyn Bachman, and host …

Demographic Shifts: Two Years Later

A little over two years ago, Chris Porter and I shipped our manuscript for Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses to the publisher, uncertain of how many books we needed to print. Now in its third printing and with …

Strategies for Providing Attainably Priced Homes in Southern California Markets

Affordability is the biggest red flag for builders and capital providers wanting to do business in Southern California. How can home builders provide more attainably priced homes and make a profit? Poor affordability has curbed demand and price growth significantly despite …

Strategies for Success: Navigating DC’s Turbulent Housing Markets

Lately, the Washington housing market has had its share of ups and downs. Mortgage rates are fluctuating, and news headlines are shaking buyers’ and builders’ confidence. Despite the turbulence, we believe there are unique real estate opportunities to provide success …

CNBC Nightly Business Report: Home Builders Pump the Brakes on New Supply

Click here to view the video Our Director of Research, Rick Palacios, Jr., spoke with CNBC Nightly Business Report earlier this week. Rick explains that home builders pumped the brakes on new construction in February because: Builders are proceeding cautiously …

2019 Building Products Design Trends

At the 2019 International Builders’ Show, we identified five big building product design trends. For additional detail and photo examples, click here. 1. Expanded Internet of Things (IoT) Compatibility. Last year we highlighted IoT technologies as the key that opened …

The Power of Home Design

Two self-described “Designistas,” Megan Eltringham from The New Home Company and Matt Sauls from Pardee Homes (TRI Pointe Group), have a lot of fun with podcast host Dean Wehrli, sharing their thoughts on the payoff for spending the time and …

Surprising Consumer Design Insights

Three of the biggest surprises at our Housing Design Summit last year were: Significant building products research. How surprised many of our builder, developer, and architect clients were by the level of consumer research and insight conducted by building product …

What Makes the 50 Top-Selling Masterplans So Successful?

Combining for over 28,000 new home sales in 2018, the developers and builders behind these 50 top-selling masterplans have figured out the secret sauce to success. For a rare few, success is simply the right product in the right location …

2019 Design Trends

In a recent DesignLens™ client webinar titled Designing Architecture, Interiors, and Landscaping for the New Decade, Renee Labbe from Broadside Studios summarized top housing design trends. Here are great examples of each from our DesignLens™ database, where we curate and …