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Speedy Escape from Housing Market Slump Unlikely: ARMs Tied Amid Low Rate Lock-up

Home sales, construction volumes, and now even home prices in many markets (the last shoe to drop in a housing correction) are all falling.

The Student Housing Sector Proves Its Resilience

. It’s back to school time for most college students. Do they have their noise-cancelling headphones? Check. Their double stainless steel insulated water bottle, “never lose” multiport charger, and laptop backpack? Check, check, and check. Do they have a place …

Building Material Price Stability

While housing starts have been steadily declining since February, our recent survey of more than 500 remodelers shows a slight remodeling decline ahead too.

“Housing Reset” Becoming Widespread

The Fed’s plan—in the words of Chair Powell—to create a “housing reset” is working in more ways than many realize.

Is the Broken Housing Supply Chain Starting to Mend?

When COVID-19 hit in 2020, we found out just how critical the supply chain was to almost every part of our economic life. Perhaps no industry has been more impacted by supply chain bottlenecks than housing. A diverse array of …

Construction Cost Relief for Builders and Developers Coming

For those builders and developers who are worried about lower home sale and rental revenues if there is a recession next year: take solace that there will be some cost relief too.

Renters Warehouse: Improving Efficiency and Transparency in Investment

Have you seen more open kitchens in restaurants these days? This increased transparency allows diners to see exactly what their food is “infused” with, plus they might get to see Gordon Ramsey scream at people. Transparency is one of the …

Opportunities to Cut Costs, Not Value

In response to many requests, we found 3 actively selling or recently sold out projects we photographed and analyzed in our New Home Trends Institute’s DesignLens™ database where builders stripped out some huge costs and still sold really well.