The 2018 Metrostudy Housing Outlook Breakfast

Metrostudy is excited to once again host our Housing Outlook Breakfast during the International Builders’ Show on Jan. 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Mark Boud, Metrostudy Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, will present his 2018 national housing and economic forecast. Boud’s presentation will highlight ...

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The Best of 2017: The Stories That Mattered

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As 2017 quickly comes to a close, we take a look back at what shaped the year. From a major home builder merger, and creative solutions for affordable housing to labor shortages, and natural disasters, we’ve covered it all in our round up of our top stories below. HOW THE ...

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Ben Sage Addresses Supply and Demand Dynamics at the Annual FABA Meeting

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Metrostudy was invited to speak at the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association (FABA) Annual Meeting on November 9 at the Fredericksburg Country Club.  Jarrell Properties, a Metrostudy client, was the presenting sponsor.  In addition to voting on next year’s board, the audience listened to Metrostudy’s Regional Director, Ben Sage, address supply ...

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A Bountiful Harvest Awaits for Austin, TX

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  Here in Austin, strong first-half sales means we can expect a bumper crop of new home owners this fall.  Yet we’ve reached new levels of unsold spec inventory.  Will demand hold strong enough to absorb the new homes we’ve “seeded?  Here’s what the 28 builders who participate in our ...

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Irma Impact – Tampa Bay and Sarasota/Bradenton

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About 2 million homes and businesses lost power in the Tampa Bay area at some point as a result of hurricane Irma.  Most were restored by mid to late week.  Damage was mostly wind with some low lying areas impacted by flooding.  Insurance estimates for loss initially were as high ...

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South Florida Housing Market Update Post Irma

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David Cobb, Metrostudy’s South Florida Regional Director, spoke with several builders in the south Florida market and they all say that their housing inventory came through the storm with little or no damage.  The new homes built to current codes have proven over the last dozen years that they are far ...

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HBAG Annual Conference Market Updates from Eugene James

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We had a great turnout at the Homebuilders Association of Georgia this past month. Although Hurricane Irma traveled through Georgia just days before the HBAG event, knocking out power for millions and closed schools for days, many were still able to make the annual conference. Regional Director Eugene James provided the ...

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