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Inaugural Burns Resale Agent Survey Shines Light on Still Hot Housing Market

Categories: COVID-19 The Light

We are proud to introduce the Burns Resale Housing Market Index (RHMI), a diffusion-based index driven by a proprietary survey of 6,000+ resale agents measuring the overall health and sentiment of national resale housing market fundamentals. Here’s what we learned …

We May Not See Runaway Inflation, but Don’t Discount the Impact of Rising Prices

Firms and consumers are worried about inflation due to the unprecedented increase in the money supply over the last year. The Federal Reserve and most Biden administration officials are attempting to assuage fears of runaway inflation by referring to the …

Putting Aloe on the Burns of a Hot Market

Today’s market trends move as fast as Allyson Felix in the Tokyo Olympics (well, maybe almost as fast). Thankfully, Jody Kahn, our Senior Vice President, surveys local home builders overseeing 15%–20% of national new home sales every month to keep …

The Light: New Homes Improve Your Health

New homes improve resident health in many ways, from reducing mold and odor to circulating healthier air throughout the house. Let’s spread the great news! Here are three steps you can take to increase new home sales: 1. Sell the …

More Supply Is on the Way

Over the next 24 months, expect home construction to boom as the number of communities will start growing again after a significant decline that has lasted more than 21 months now. Both for-sale and for-rent home builders have been on …

No Pain, Not as Much Gain

Baseball and real estate—what do the two have in common? First, there are some “minor league” markets with low barriers to entry where it is easy to build, but there are also “major league” markets where the going is a …

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 …