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The Light: Are Big Companies Better at Hitting a Moving Target?

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

How do you invest in the future when revenues, expenses, and costs are swinging so wildly that it is difficult to even determine where they are today? Underwriting investments has perhaps never been harder than today because revenue and cost …

The Light: Putting Your DIY Skills to Work

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

The 20+ year decline in DIY activity appears to have ended. Today, DIY projects per household are 46% lower than they were in the 1990s, leaving significant room for growth. We believe a rebound is underway in DIY. COVID-19 dramatically …

The Light: Taking on the Affordability Challenge

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

The housing market continues to see massive price appreciation, and affordability has become a top concern among developers, builders, and home buyers. Here are some creative ways we see builders combating affordability (and succeeding!) Builders ARE finding design solutions. Creative …

Fireside Chat with Lennar and Ring

Ring doorbell cameras do everything from help us feel to safer to help us find a lost pets. Home technology, like Ring, has dramatically changed the way we live, making the home experience simpler and more connected. Listen to this …

The Light: Shedding Light on the Housing Supply “Shortage”

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

We are sending this out one day early because we planned ahead for the last 6 weeks to shut off our laptops for 4 days to give our team a much deserved break. True statements can lead to misleading conclusions, …

Mortgage Market Metrics with Barry Habib

Truly the jack of all trades, Barry Habib has done everything from producing a Broadway show to acting, singing, and being one of the brightest minds in real estate—particularly when it comes to the mortgage sector. In this podcast, Barry …

Bloomberg Television: Insane Housing Demand and Supply Bottleneck Headaches 

Click here to view the video Our Director of Research, Rick Palacios, Jr., spoke on Bloomberg’s What’d You Miss? earlier this week. Rick discusses several factors driving insane demand across the housing market today, supply bottlenecks suppressing new home construction, …

The Stage Is Set for a Strong 2021 in Orange County

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange County housing market ground to a near-halt. New home sales plummeted from more than 100 per week to just 9 net sales in the last week of March. With the economy …

The Light: Three Keys to Targeting Young Home Buyers

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

The largest age group in the US today is 27 to 31 years old. With the median age of an entry-level buyer at 33, according to the National Association of Realtors, we believe demographics will continue to support strong home …

Kirsten Jordan Answers Our Million Dollar Questions

Categories: Podcast Rental Housing

What home do you buy when money is well down your list of considerations? Do you buy the penthouse with its own private bowling alley? Maybe Robert De Niro’s or Nelson Rockefeller’s old digs? In this podcast Kirsten Jordan, the …