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The Minds behind the Best-Selling Master Plans of 2020 (Part 2)

Last week we spoke to three industry leaders representing several of the top 50 best-selling master plans in 2020. The second part of this two-part podcast provides some great lessons learned from three more major players. In part two we …

The Minds behind the Best-Selling Master Plans of 2020 (Part 1)

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting list of top 50 best-selling master plans makes waves in the industry every year. This list shows what master plans have been successful and where they are, but what about the why? To dig …

The Light: The Bracketology of the Next Emerging Markets

Over the course of the last year, the Great American Move has benefited markets such as Salt Lake City and Charlotte as they become destinations for homebuyers looking for more space and better values. As demand heats up, home prices …

The Light: What Women Want (in a Home)

We honor Women’s History Month this week by highlighting some of the important demographic shifts that impact the housing industry. While the pandemic may have temporarily slowed some of these shifts, we believe many are long term and, if properly …

The Light: A Lumber Playbook

Lumber prices are at an all-time high, driven up by surging demand amid a supply chain coordination squeeze, production limitations, and a pesky beetle. How did we get here? Here are the top events and conditions affecting the lumber market: …

5 New Home Design Stops and Starts

Jenni Lantz and Mikaela Sharp joined Dean Wehrli for this insightful podcast. Our starts are in green and our stops are in red—both of which are supported by the New Home Trend Institute’s consumer research.   1. Healthy Living STOP …

The Light: 4 Goals for the Housing Market in 2021

February is goals month at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, a time where we reflect on our accomplishments in 2020 and establish our objectives for 2021. This week we highlight the goals housing industry executives should be setting for the …

The Light: Southern California Is Still Golden: If everyone is leaving, why is the housing market so strong?

In 2020, we predicted The Great American Move would create new opportunities throughout the nation. Housing demand continues shifting away from dense, high-cost areas to wherever people can find more space and lower costs—be that a new city, a new …

Housing Risks and How to Combat Them

Today’s headlines are filled with stories of record home price appreciation and surging housing demand. But housing, of course, is notorious for its cycles. Though we are riding a tremendous wave, there are always risks ahead we should consider. One …

The Light: Behind the Design of the New New Home

JBREC was pleased to be asked to be part of a team assembled by Pro Builder Magazine to collaborate on a concept home for their “Immersive Show Village”  that was highlighted last week at IBSx and is available to tour all year long.  …