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“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.

Booming Labor Alternative

The prefab structural component manufacturer industry is booming, thanks in part to the lack of available labor.

The Light: Top 7 Ways Pro Remodelers Are Adapting to Wild Housing Market Conditions

Every quarter, we survey hundreds of professional remodelers to find out what they’re seeing on the ground in real time, with their customers and in their markets.

Sheri Koones on What We Do with ADUs

Matt Damon was onto something in the movie Downsizing. Housing shortages, sky high prices—what’s someone without Matt Damon’s crypto money to do? Maybe you go small. Before we resort to shrinking people and entire cities in order to save on …

The Light: As For-Sale Demand Weakens, Single-Family Rentals Outperform

In the first three weeks of May, 30-year fixed mortgage rates hovered near 5.25% and eased to just above 5% by month end. Paired with record-high home prices in most markets, the highest mortgage rates in over ten years (per …