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The Light: Southern California Is Still Golden: If everyone is leaving, why is the housing market so strong?

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

In 2020, we predicted The Great American Move would create new opportunities throughout the nation. Housing demand continues shifting away from dense, high-cost areas to wherever people can find more space and lower costs—be that a new city, a new …

Housing Risks and How to Combat Them

Today’s headlines are filled with stories of record home price appreciation and surging housing demand. But housing, of course, is notorious for its cycles. Though we are riding a tremendous wave, there are always risks ahead we should consider. One …

The Light: Behind the Design of the New New Home

JBREC was pleased to be asked to be part of a team assembled by Pro Builder Magazine to collaborate on a concept home for their “Immersive Show Village”  that was highlighted last week at IBSx and is available to tour all year long.  …

6 Trend Themes for 2021

There are many accelerations in consumer habits as outlined in the New Home Trends Institute’s 21 Trends for 2021 webinar. By zooming out and looking at them holistically, they can be summarized in six overarching themes we expect in 2021. …

The Light: Apartment Rent Forecasts (to Help You Weather Market Shifts)

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

This week we completed our rent forecasts for 127 metro area apartment markets. We maintain a bullish outlook for demand, with some key differences by market. With such a wide variation across the markets, good timing could lead to great …

The Light: Biggest Real Estate Surprises of 2020

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

The housing industry is uniquely positioned to take advantage of lifestyle changes accelerated by the pandemic. While we anticipated many of the trends in previous editions of The Light, we thought we would reach out to of our clients and …

Master Plan Success Stories: What Really Worked in 2020

All 50 of the top-selling master-planned communities achieving a place in our annual ranking are winners, as they sold at least 437 new homes in 2020. Beyond that commonality, these master plans, or MPCs for short, also embody several trends …

The Light: To Sell or to Rent? That Is the Question

The two brightest spots in the residential space today are for-sale housing and the single-family rental market. And because both sectors are so strong, our clients are consistently asking: “What’s the best option for my project?” We are monitoring both …

Top 50 Master Plans Achieve a Record 37K New Home Sales in 2020

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting team congratulates the management teams behind the top 50 master-planned communities, which sold at least 437 new homes per community during 2020. This threshold is the highest in our 10-year survey history! Over 37,000 …

The Light: Surviving the Studio Slump

Economic conditions have converged to make life especially difficult for one particular type of floor plan: the studio. We expect demand for studio units to remain depressed in the short term, but we anticipate a post-vaccine snapback will reinvigorate demand, closer to …