National Outlook

Zelman: The 2017 Market’s Hotter Than it Looks

And that’s not necessarily all good news if you’re trying to buy and develop land to expand the lot pipeline. By John McManus Census Bureau housing data is prone to error, revisions, and re-revisions. At best, it’s a directional indicator, but even in that role it can fail. Why this matters is that the accuracy, or lack thereof, of current housing activity impacts a very important dimension of how …

Housing Starts Slip, Remain Well Ahead of 2016

Builder / April 24, 2017 Housing starts slipped in March, falling 6.8% from a revised February estimate to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000, still 9.2% above the March 2016 rate of 1,113,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday. The estimate fell within the range expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Single-family housing starts …

Older … How About Wiser?

There are just shy of 50 million people, age 65 or older, living in the United States, according to the Census. That number, by 2060, is expected to double. Already, 54.8% of residents of Sumter County, Fla.–the most populous state for 65-plus year-olds at 19.4%–are over the age of 65. The Villages, a Sumter County, Fla., retirement community, has a population of 118,891 (as of July 1, 2015). Ri …

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Local View

Video: Florida Housing Market Update March 2017

Get a detailed housing market activity update for Florida with a focus on public homebuilder position and prospects. Watch as Metrostudy’s Tampa, Sarasota-Bradenton Regional Director Tony Polito, and South Florida, Naples – Ft Meyers Regional Director David Cobb share their insights and knowledge of the Florida homebuilding market. This session was recorded live at the 2017 Metrostudy + Bloomberg …

Video: Mid-Atlantic Housing Market Update March 2017

Get a detailed housing market activity update for the Mid-Atlantic with a focus on public homebuilder position and prospects. Watch as Metrostudy’s Surburban DC/MD/VA Regional Director Ben Sage, and PA/NJ/NY Regional Director Quita Syhapanya take a deep dive into the Mid Atlantic homebuilding market. This session was recorded live at the 2017 Metrostudy + Bloomberg Homebuilder Strategy Summit in N …

Video: California Housing Market Update March 2017

Get a detailed housing market activity update for California with a focus on public homebuilder position and prospects. Watch as Metrostudy’s Northern and Central CA Regional Director Greg Gross, and Chief Economist Mark Boud take a closer look at the California homebuilding market. This session was recorded live at the 2017 Metrostudy + Bloomberg Homebuilder Strategy Summit in New York City on Ma …

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