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The Light: Lack of Supply Is Pushing Rents and Home Prices

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

Since the middle of 2019—with one huge pause last spring—housing demand has been greatly outstripping supply. More housing (both for-rent and for-sale) will help alleviate the current environment of rapidly rising rents and home prices. We are well on our …

IPOs and Mergers & Acquisitions with Tony Avila

Patience and persistence: the common denominators between Ironman triathlons and mergers and acquisitions. Tony Avila, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Encore Capital Management, knows this better than anyone. In this week’s New Home Insights podcast episode, we speak with Tony …

Bloomberg Television: Home Builder Supply Chain Chaos Continues

The segment begins around the 12-minute mark. Our Director of Research, Rick Palacios, Jr., spoke on Bloomberg’s What’d You Miss? earlier this week. Rick discusses the current housing demand backdrop along with how builders are dealing with rising construction costs, …

The Light: The Rise of the Sister Cities as an Affordability Solution

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

Just like little sisters steal their big sister’s clothes, sister cities across the country are stealing home buyers from their larger and nearby major metros. Many buyers and renters who will no longer be required to come to the office …

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 …