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Plan For The Future

Looking Ahead at 2013 Assuming our leaders in DC come to some sort of agreement that keeps the economy growing and interest rates low, which seems like the most reasonable assumption, here is what will happen: Investors: Investors and, yes, …

Rippling of Unemployment into Foreclosures and Credit Scores

By using the interactive map above to look at the top 20 U.S. metro markets (by number of households), you can see Minneapolis, Washington D.C. and Boston top the list with unemployment below 6.6% as well as lower concentrations of …

Tour The New Home For Two Generations

18% of American households have two generations of adults in the home, yet few homes were designed with this in mind. See this video we took of Lennar’s response to the tremendous demand: This home is in Lennar’s Lexington at …

Skyrocketing Student Loan Debt Will Delay Homeownership

Student loan debt now totals $865 billion, which is greater than all credit card debt outstanding, as well as all other types of household debt except for mortgages! College graduates have debt averaging $25,000. Even more troubling is the rise …

Apartment Experts Sound Off On The Future

Categories: Rental Housing

Speaking at a recent conference, John and a panel of apartment experts share their thoughts on the current and future state of the apartment market.   If you have any questions, please contact John Burns at (949) 870-1210 or by …

“Housing Slump Totally Over,” John Burns Tells Bloomberg’s Tom Keene And Ken Pruitt

Yesterday I talked with Bloomberg’s Ken Pruitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Surveillance” about prices, jobs, the distressed home market, and the future of housing. You can listen to the whole podcast here: Housing Slump is Totally Over …

John Burns Puts FHA’s Problems In Perspective On Fox Business

Today I made an appearance on Fox Business to talk about the status of FHA. From 2010 on, FHA has been making money and our bigger concern should be keeping our economy growing and interest rates low. You can watch …

Apartment Construction Booming!

Categories: Rental Housing

There are 44 metro areas which will double their multifamily construction this year. Among the major markets, the growth is staggering: The Boom Has Just Begun Despite the boom, many of these markets are far from their peak levels of …

Sacramento Surging

Sacramento’s housing market is surging. I live here and see the evidence everywhere I look. Here are a few statistics that might surprise you: There is virtually no supply. There is only a 1.0 month supply of resale homes on …

What Today’s Smartest Builders Are Using To Stay In The Minds Of Buyers

As the housing market heats up again around the country, builders are scrambling to offer the latest and greatest product ideas to help stay ahead of the pack. Sometimes the ideas are major changes to the way floorplans are designed. …