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Don’t Miss the Middle

In this podcast, Dan Parolek from Opticos Design shares his insight on a term he coined, “missing middle housing,” which he defines to be the range of housing types between or in the middle of detached single-family homes and mid-rise …

2019 Outlook in 6 Minutes (or a Few Quotes)

    John sat down for six minutes with The Real Estate Guys earlier this year and shared some of our outlook for 2019. Here is the audio excerpt, and below are a few quotes: No construction growth. “[I am] highly confident …

The Monumental Disruption of iBuyers

A new, highly disruptive home-selling option known as iBuyers (instant buyers) has clearly emerged: Home sellers are excited. Real estate agents are nervous. Venture capitalists have been investing heavily. Experienced real estate executives are becoming less skeptical as more and …

Time to Reboot Your Housing Rental Strategies

Categories: Podcast Rental Housing

Huge shifts are occuring in the rental market: Return to basics. Rental demand is shifting to a focus on affordability, with renters willing to sacrifice square footage, privacy, amenities, and commute time in return for lower rent. Suburban growth. Urban …

Spring 2019: ‘Is This the Last Breath?’

This podcast is so insightful, I almost didn’t release this to the non-paying world. For those of you who are not clients, enjoy this taste of what our clients receive all year long. Enjoy Jody Kahn, Devyn Bachman, and host …

Demographic Shifts: Two Years Later

A little over two years ago, Chris Porter and I shipped our manuscript for Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses to the publisher, uncertain of how many books we needed to print. Now in its third printing and with …

Strategies for Providing Attainably Priced Homes in Southern California Markets

Affordability is the biggest red flag for builders and capital providers wanting to do business in Southern California. How can home builders provide more attainably priced homes and make a profit? Poor affordability has curbed demand and price growth significantly despite …

Strategies for Success: Navigating DC’s Turbulent Housing Markets

Lately, the Washington housing market has had its share of ups and downs. Mortgage rates are fluctuating, and news headlines are shaking buyers’ and builders’ confidence. Despite the turbulence, we believe there are unique real estate opportunities to provide success …

CNBC Nightly Business Report: Home Builders Pump the Brakes on New Supply

Click here to view the video Our Director of Research, Rick Palacios, Jr., spoke with CNBC Nightly Business Report earlier this week. Rick explains that home builders pumped the brakes on new construction in February because: Builders are proceeding cautiously …

2019 Building Products Design Trends

At the 2019 International Builders’ Show, we identified five big building product design trends. For additional detail and photo examples, click here. 1. Expanded Internet of Things (IoT) Compatibility. Last year we highlighted IoT technologies as the key that opened …