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Designing Build-to-Rent (BTR) Homes: Six Features That Are Different than For-Sale

Regardless of home type or target renter in build-to-rent (BTR) homes, there are a few design strategies that differentiate them from for-sale homes

Industry Pulse: The Intersection of Design and Tech

This month’s edition delves into industry trends, curating a collection of industry articles to keep you informed.

Some Positive New Home Sales News Heading into 2023: Increased FHA and GSE Loan Limits

FHA and GSE (Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac) loan limits are increasing again in 2023, which will be a major benefit to builders as they grapple with slow new home demand and home buyer affordability issues amidst 6%+ mortgage rates …

Is the Remodeling Boom about to Go Bust?

. When a fresh coat of paint is not enough, there is remodeling. It might be a new roof or a new room. It might be because your house is falling apart or because you can’t believe you once thought …

Rate Buydowns Help Buyers Purchase New Homes

In early December, 75% of nationally surveyed home builders confirmed they are buying down buyers’ mortgage rates to make payments more affordable.

Can Arrived Homes Turn Small Investments into Big Bucks?

. Ryan Frazier and the folks at Arrived Homes can’t sell you a home for $100, but they would love to sell you a share of a home for really cheap. Arrived Homes aggregates small-time investors to buy single-family rental …

The Current Housing Cycle Landscape

A few weeks ago, we updated our Top 10 Signs of a Market Bubble poster, showing that 8 out of 10 quantitative and 8 out of 10 qualitative signs all point to why the housing bubble is set to pop.

Apartment Market Slowdown Continues

The gravitational forces of rising supply, economic uncertainty, and the return of seasonality have all pulled the apartment market back down to Earth.

Monitoring Industry Strategies

We can study historical data all we want—and we do—but strategic decisions made today by housing industry executives as well as home buyers and sellers are what moves the market.

Keep, Stop, Start: Selling New Homes in a High-Rate Environment

In July, 85% of prospective new home buyers we surveyed said they would not buy a home if mortgage rates exceeded 6%.