The Tale of Two 55+ Markets

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John McManus / Builder / October 9, 2018 Can the 55+ market for new homes and communities pick up the recent slack in new home orders and deliveries? The confluence of direct cost increases, regulatory expense, and rising interest rates has played havoc, both with bringing on new neighborhoods with ...

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How Ridesharing Services Are Disrupting Urban Design

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Bob Begle and Jim Nicolow / Builder / October 9, 2018 Courtesy Lord Aeck SargentThe Modera Vinings apartment project in Atlanta has generous entry drives for ride-hailing pick up and drop off. Dining at a restaurant in Atlanta recently, not only did we arrive by Lyft, but everyone coming and ...

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Opinion: Tariffs Threaten to Derail U.S. Housing

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Pat Neal / Builder / October 9, 2018 However well intentioned, new tariffs and import taxes have created a terrible ripple effect in the economy, often hurting the working-class backbone of a community the most. As affordable homes are becoming more and more scarce throughout the nation, these new financial ...

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Vaike O’Grady Moderates Austin Southstar Bank Panel

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Austin Regional Director Vaike O’Grady moderated a panel discussion for Southstar Bank and their clients regarding the region’s opportunities and challenges.  After sharing some Metrostudy data and insights, panelists Ed Horne of Platform Ventures and Santa Rita Ranch and Patrick Rose of Corridor Title presented their views on what it ...

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Why 55+ Boomers Aren’t as Mobile as We’d Think

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John McManus / Builder / September 24, 2018 Many new-home builders and residential developers bank on a decade ahead or more worth of big time 55+ home and community demand, based on the sheer numbers of people who’re currently between the ages of 54 and 73, the Baby Boom’s ongoing ...

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Housing’s Pause: Blip or Trend?

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John McManus / Builder / September 24, 2018 The hazards of a top-down housing market–where several years running of success among mostly discretionary, higher-end buyers sling-shots a recovery without the benefit of underlying strength at the lowest price baseline–are coming clear. The evidence, increasingly, shows that a housing recovery’s “second ...

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It’s Planning Season: What’s the 2019 Market Outlook?

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It’s crazy how time flies, but 2019 is just around the corner! As we head into Q4, planning is top of mind for next year and the best place to start is with data. More specifically, what’s in store for 2019 and how can you plan for success? I’ve got ...

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Blockchain and Building – Does This Compute?

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Kim Phelan / Concrete Construction / September 24, 2018 Andrew Lindsey, market strategist at Alpha Corporation. To the average layman, blockchain technology is synonymous with cryptocurrency and bitcoin – not that even above-average laypeople could likely pass a pop quiz on any of those terms. But Alpha Corporation Market Strategist Andrew Lindsey, ...

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