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Affordable Homes Are More Volatile

  Co-Authored by Kate Seabaugh, Manager Occasionally, wonky statistics tell a meaningful story, which is one reason we analyze thousands of pages of data each month. Our monthly US Housing Analysis and Forecast report alone has reached 328 pages! The CoreLogic Case-Shiller Tiered …

New Home Prices Are Holding Back Home Sales

  Co-Authored by Matt Farris, Senior Associate Rising new home prices across the nation have eroded new home sales under $200K and contributed to lackluster new home sales volumes. As shown below, new homes priced under $200K comprised nearly half …

Older Millennials Leaving the City

  The top-grossing restaurant in the Philadelphia metro used to be a French bistro in ritzy Rittenhouse Square, but a suburban mini-chain is now hot on its heels. Philadelphia restauranteurs scoff at its success because City Works lies 20 miles …

Our Survey Shows the Steady Recovery

For only the second time in the last 10 years, more than half of new home communities raised prices (according to our monthly survey in June of more than 20% of new home communities in the country). Note the steady …

A Survey to Help Builders Pivot to Young Families and Retirees

As demographic demand shifts from urban dwellers (young adults and empty nesters) to families and retirees, home builders are expanding their offerings to cater to these long-awaited demographic groups. Builders interested in participating in our survey of what consumers are …

How Well Do You Understand Demographics?

Take this 10 question quiz and find out. How has single-parenting changed over time? What % of Americans live in urban downtowns? Which generation started the most companies?   Click here to take our Demographics Fun Facts Quiz     …

Permanent Tech Disruptions to Home Sales

rpalacios@realestateconsulting.com | (949) 870-1244 Twitter: @RickPalaciosJr Technology has permanently taken two months off the time required to sell a home. New real estate technologies empower: A new group of highly informed, quick-close, all-cash buyers Very informed homeowners who are increasingly …

Three New Masterplan Trends

Pools, playgrounds, and clubhouses are no longer enough to lure home buyers to buying in a new home community. Today’s masterplan developers increasingly focus on making life convenient and enjoyable for their residents. Here are some great examples of community …

Significant Swings in Competition

Is your local new home competition up 15% or down 10% over the last year? How much will it increase or decrease in the next year? In the last year, new home competition has: Surged 15% or more in eight …

Student Debt’s Drag on Homeownership

For eight years in a row now, homeownership has fallen in the first quarter, and we expect another small decline to be announced. In our book Big Shifts Ahead, we forecast homeownership of 60.8% by 2025. Demographics are the most …