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Jeff Adler on the Resilience of Real Estate

The last 18 months or so have been the proverbial roller coaster for the real estate industry. COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the nation but unlocked tremendous latent demand, changed where and how people lived, and left dramatically rising prices in …

The Light: Good Times Keep Rolling for Top Single-Family Rental Markets

The single-family rental (SFR) sector continues to impress in 2021, with new lease effective single-family rents exceeding double digits in many of the largest single-family rental markets.  Major differences by market In the last year, rents have fallen -1% in …

The Light: Homes That Make Us Feel Better: A Priority for 69% of Buyers

Last month we shared tips on how to cater to the 76% of homeowners* taking more steps to promote their physical health. This month, we focus on designing homes for the 69% of homeowners* taking more steps to enhance their …

Aligning Incentives for Affordable Housing

There is no arguing homelessness is a widespread issue. It is not limited to just urban markets, nor is it limited to those we see on the streets. Homelessness affects the workforce: our teachers and paramedics, our servers and service …

Inaugural Burns Resale Agent Survey Shines Light on Still Hot Housing Market

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

We are proud to introduce the Burns Resale Housing Market Index (RHMI), a diffusion-based index driven by a proprietary survey of 6,000+ resale agents measuring the overall health and sentiment of national resale housing market fundamentals. Here’s what we learned …

We May Not See Runaway Inflation, but Don’t Discount the Impact of Rising Prices

Firms and consumers are worried about inflation due to the unprecedented increase in the money supply over the last year. The Federal Reserve and most Biden administration officials are attempting to assuage fears of runaway inflation by referring to the …

Putting Aloe on the Burns of a Hot Market

Today’s market trends move as fast as Allyson Felix in the Tokyo Olympics (well, maybe almost as fast). Thankfully, Jody Kahn, our Senior Vice President, surveys local home builders overseeing 15%–20% of national new home sales every month to keep …

The Light: New Homes Improve Your Health

New homes improve resident health in many ways, from reducing mold and odor to circulating healthier air throughout the house. Let’s spread the great news! Here are three steps you can take to increase new home sales: 1. Sell the …

More Supply Is on the Way

Over the next 24 months, expect home construction to boom as the number of communities will start growing again after a significant decline that has lasted more than 21 months now. Both for-sale and for-rent home builders have been on …

No Pain, Not as Much Gain

Baseball and real estate—what do the two have in common? First, there are some “minor league” markets with low barriers to entry where it is easy to build, but there are also “major league” markets where the going is a …