WASHINGTON POST: Fall housing market may be chilly for D.C. buyers

By Michele Lerner September 22/ WASHINGTON POST This two-bedroom, three-bathroom rowhouse at 209 14th St. NE on Capitol Hill is for sale at $769,555. (By David Pipkin/Compass) The crisis of low inventory that plagues the nation’s housing market, particularly in sought-after locations such as Washington, is expected to continue this fall. While homeowners in the city may be relieved to know their home equity is expected to remain intact or rise, prospective buyers face another season of limited c …

Metrostudy Releases Exclusive New Insight Mobile App Benefits

Industry leading data app now offers unmatched school intelligence and housing supply reporting accessible on any mobile device WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2016) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the availability of exclusive and critical new information and data visualization tools in its exclusive mobile app, Insight.  Available for any mobile device, easy-to-use and designed specifically to meet the needs of the C-Suite and field researcher, Insight, in its third market …

LPGas: Propane retailers tap into residential growth opportunities

 August 29, 2016 | LPGas | By Megan Smalley Growmark joined the Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) Market Outreach and Training Working Group to improve its presence in the residential market. After gleaning information from committee meetings, Growmark developed a residential research team and performed sales campaigns to achieve better marketing results. Still, the company’s efforts weren’t initially as effective as Growmark had hoped, says Becky Hornblower, the company’s propan …

Metrostudy Releases Q2 2016 Home Building Outlook

Total U.S. Housing Starts Projected to hit 1.18 Million in 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 26, 2016) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its second quarter 2016 Home Building Outlook detailing housing construction trends nationwide. The Home Building Outlook is the platform for Metrostudy’s national and local forecasts, spotlighting the Top 100 Housing Markets across the United States. The second quarter update indicates U.S. Housing Starts are expected to advance g …

Metrostudy Releases Q2 2016 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI)

Remodeling Activity Expands to New High, Pushed by Strong Housing Market WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 16, 2016) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its second quarter 2016 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry. The U.S. remodeling market continued to post strong gains in activity through the first half of 2016. The national RRI Activity Index came in at 104.2 in second quarter 2016, which is a new all-time hig …

WDMA Releases 2016 Window and Patio Door U.S. Market Study

Residential window and patio door shipments show small growth in 2015 [Chicago] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released the WDMA 2016 Window and Patio Door U.S. Market Study. This report provides data and insights needed to understand the industry’s performance, key trends, and future direction. The report is based on extensive industry input for product shipments in 2015 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company. This report deliver …

The Denver Post: What is “high plateau” and what does it mean for the Denver housing market?

By Aldo Svaldi: The Denver Post High plateau — it’s a phrase starting to pop up a lot more in descriptions of metro Denver’s housing market. “As long as we have economic growth, we will likely bump along a plateau both in terms of price and volume,” said Mark Boud, chief economist at Real Estate Economics, which recently merged with Hanley Woods Metrostudy. Boud predicts a three-year run of double-digit gains in metro-Denver home prices will come to an end in the second half of the year, usherin …

HANLEY WOOD’S HIVE 2016 CONFERENCE TRANSFORMS HOUSING ON SEPT. 28 and 29

The country’s brightest thinkers come together to solve housing’s biggest issues WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2016) – Hanley Wood today announced the speaker lineup and event itinerary for its premiere HIVE 2016 conference. Bringing together the brightest minds and talents to address the ever-challenging housing industry, HIVE 2016 will act as an incubator of forward-looking ideas, inspirations, and inventions that will change the future of the construction and design industries and enhance the way b …

Metrostudy Releases Q1 2016 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI)— Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Strongest Since Early 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2016) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its first quarter 2016 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry. U.S. remodeling activity improved at the beginning of 2016. The national RRI Activity Index stood at a reading of 102.7 in first quarter, which marked a healthy increase of 4.3 percent from a year earlier and a 1.1 percent increase from the previous quarter. First quarter’s year …

Metrostudy Hires Penny Arensdorf as Vice President of Consumer Segmentation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2016) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company and the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide, has appointed Penny Arensdorf as Vice President of Consumer Segmentation. Arensdorf will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of the newly launched OnTarget Consumer Intelligence platform. “OnTarget extends our current relationships with builders and developers allowing them to market direc …

Hanley Wood Releases Annual BUILDER 100 List

Rankings of the Home Building Industry’s Largest Companies by Volume Washington, DC – May 10, 2016 – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries released its exclusive annual rankings of the top home building companies in the U.S., the 2016 BUILDER 100. Click here for the list. The BUILDER 100 is based on a comprehensive survey of the home building companies themselves and is b …

Hanley Wood Announces 2016 BUILDER 100 Awards

Fastest-Growing Private Builder Award Next 100, Fastest-Growing Private Builder, Fastest-Growing Public Builder, and Builder of the Year Award Washington, DC – May 10, 2016 – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announces that Level Homes is the recipient of the Fastest-Growing Private Builder Award in the Next 100; Wade Jurney Homes has been awarded the Fastest-Growing …

EMBRACE THE DATA’S EMBRACE

Big data is not the thing; smarter, better organizations that avail of it are. By John McManus The birthday doodle. Familiar? A Google user of an age–and now one year and one day more so–may feel a twinge of discomfiture when they get theirs, as I did yesterday. How much that slight pang has to do with the fact that said birthday doodle reminds me that I once genuinely thrilled with shock and awe at technology that could put a clock face and an AM-FM radio dial into the same box, I don’t know. …

Full Millennial Eclipse

At 75.4 million strong, the nation’s largest population cohort is now age 35 and younger. Here it is, a demographic tipping point. Millennials–whose ages range from 19-35–now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers, the youngest of whom is 52 and oldest, 70. For those who’ve had enough of the term, and are looking for a light at the end of the tunnel, analysts at Pew Research offer such a flicker of encouragement here: With immigration adding more numbers to its group tha …

New Home Sales Slide in March But Make Big Gains Compared to March 2015

New home sales slightly dipped 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000, according to a joint release of New Residential Sales data by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday morning. This decline follows a upward revision of the February rate but is still 5.4% above the result in March 2015, when the estimate was 485,000. By region, home shoppers in the South were the most active in March, as more than 60%, or 314,000, of the total sales were mad …

Value of Existing Homes Continues Growth In February But at a Slower Rate

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index released Tuesday morning, price appreciation of existing single-family homes continued in February, but at a slower rate than seen in recent months. The national index, covering all nine census divisions, was relatively unchanged in February, posting a 5.3% annual gain, while the 20-City Composite and 10-City Composite posted slower home price growth than seen in January, increasing 5.4% and 4.6%, respectively, compared to Janu …

CURBED: Lack of New Construction Pushes Bay Area to the Brink of a Bubble

 BY ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO, CURBED, FEB 24, 2016 Has the Bay Area housing market finally peaked? A dearth of new development in San Francisco compounds the Bay Area’s housing problems.Shutterstock The San Francisco Bay Area’s booming tech industry is transforming lives and changing habits around the world. But it is also deepening one of the nation’s worst income gaps, and setting up the region’s housing market for a potentially nasty correction. Consider the latest numbers. Silicon Valley home sale …

CURBED: Hot Houston Housing Market Chills As Energy Prices Dip

 BY ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO, CURBED, MAR 3, 2016 Houston is expected to lose its crown as the king of new home construction this year When energy prices dipped to 12-year lows in December, Sullivan Brothers Builders decided to try to spur sales of its single-family homes in the Houston area by offering a $5,000 bonus—and payment of buyers’ electric bills for one year. “The price of oil has stalled some buyers,” said Karen Travelstead, director of sales and marketing for Sullivan Brothers. “There were …

Metrostudy’s Real Estate Consulting Practice Responds To Customer Demand For Real Time Intelligence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2016) – Hanley Wood, the premier company serving the information and marketing needs of the construction industry, announced today the expansion of Metrostudy’s Real Estate Consulting Practice amidst an increasingly healthy housing economy and continued customer and lender demand for Metrostudy’s Market Studies. Metrostudy Market Studies, renowned in the world of housing and finance for being the most reliable intelligence obtainable to mitigate risk and maximize p …

Metrostudy Releases Q4 2015 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI)—Remodeling Activity Continues to Reach New Highs, Set for Steady Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2016) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its fourth quarter 2015 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry. Remodeling activity in the U.S. closed-out 2015 with a firm rate of growth and most housing and economic indicators are forecasting a steady rate of expansion for the industry over the next few years. The national RRI Activity Index measured 103.1 in fourth quarter 2015, w …

Metrostudy Releases Q4 2015 Home Building Outlook — Total U.S. Housing Starts Projected to hit 1.23 Million in 2016

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 16, 2016) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its fourth quarter 2015 Home Building Outlook detailing housing construction trends nationwide.  The Home Building Outlook is the platform for Metrostudy’s national and local forecasts, spotlighting the Top 100 Housing Markets across the United States. The fourth quarter update indicates U.S. Housing Starts are expected to advance gradually to hit 1.23 million this year, with 819,000 o …

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: When Will Wrecked Homebuilder Stocks Get Some Relief?

Home builders continue to log gains in new orders, and earnings continue to grow, with many companies in double digits. But stock prices aren’t reflecting those fundamentals. “You have to believe the economy is going to expand to own a homebuilder (stock),” said Citigroup analyst Will Randow. “Investors are fearful. Everyone, including me, is looking for the canary in the coal mine. I don’t think we’ve seen it yet.” Take a look at homebuilder share prices, which have fallen like dominoes since t …

FOLIO: Hanley Wood Breaks Into the Consumer Market With New Data Service

The company connects the full supply chain together for marketers—from manufacturers to consumers. Hanley Wood has expanded its data services to the consumer market. With the launch of its OnTarget consumer intelligence platform, the company can now connect its construction equipment and manufacturing customers with supply chain end-users—the folks who are looking for homes to build or remodeling their kitchens. In effect, says Hanley Wood CEO Peter Goldstone, the company is now able to not only …

Hanley Wood Announces Launch of Consumer Intelligence Platform

Hanley Wood’s Metrostudy OnTarget Delivers Exclusive and Actionable Consumer Housing Preference Information    January 6, 2016, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hanley Wood, the premier company serving the information and marketing needs of the construction industry, announced the launch of its Metrostudy OnTarget, Consumer Intelligence platform. OnTarget delivers exclusive, critical, and actionable consumer housing preference segmentation intelligence to builders, developers, building product manufactur …

Bloomberg Business: The Return of the Affordable Starter Home

Surging prices have almost closed off the new-home market to young buyers like Brandon and Quincey Lindemann. But the Denver-area couple has found a way in. The Lindemanns paid $350,000 in October for a three-bedroom house at Tri Pointe Group Inc.’s Terrain, a new Castle Rock, Colorado, community designed for first-time buyers. While the home has press-board kitchen counters and a yard too small for the children the Lindemanns plan to have, it’s almost 30 percent cheaper than the average for a n …

Metrostudy Releases Q3 2015 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI)

Remodeling Activity Continues To Expand, Boosted By Home Sales WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its third quarter 2015 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry. Growth in U.S. remodeling activity remained steadfast in third quarter 2015 with the national RRI Activity Index posting a 5.8 percent increase year-over-year to a reading of 102.1. The index has now seen fourte …

NerdWallet: Home Affordability Takes a Turn for the Better, NAR Reports

Home affordability, as measured by the National Association of Realtors Housing Affordability Index, has taken an incremental turn for the better. That means it may be just a little bit easier to buy a home. The latest report, reflecting August data, shows the median price of a single-family home edged lower, while median family income notched a fraction higher. Combined with continued low mortgage rates, the index rose to its highest level since May — and in this case, the higher the number, th …

Metrostudy Announces Launch of Robust New Website

Metrostudy.com Delivers Enhanced User Experience and Expanded Functionality WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 8, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company and the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide, announced today the redesign of Metrostudy.com. The new site, now integrated with Hanley Wood’s flagship BUILDER network, provides streamlined, mobile-optimized access to Metrostudy’s key data and insights on both the local and natio …

Metrostudy Hires Mike Overley to Lead Business Development in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi

Seasoned Real Estate Executive Appointed to Help Drive New Revenue Growth for Nation’s Leading Housing Data Provider WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 24, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company and the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide, has appointed Mike Overley as Director of Business Development covering Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. Based in Atlanta, Mr. Overley will help homebuilders, developers, lender …

Metrostudy Hires Justin Caron as Vice President of Membership Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company and the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide, has appointed Justin Caron as Vice President of Membership Services. Based in Washington D.C., Caron will be responsible for member engagement and analytics programs, customer support and training initiatives. “Our current  Metrostudy membership offerings provide access to local market housing expertise, s …

Metrostudy Releases Q2 2015 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) — RRI Beats Previous Expectations, Reaches Full Recovery in Second Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 18, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its second quarter 2015 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry. The national RRI Activity Index beat previous expectations by reaching full recovery (a reading of 100.0 or more) in second quarter 2015. The index grew by a strong 5.5 percent year-over-year to reach 100.8 in second quarter. This bested previous calls for recovery of the re …

Metrostudy Releases Q2 2015 Home Building Outlook — Total U.S. Housing Starts Projected to hit 1.07 Million in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its second quarter 2015 Home Building Outlook detailing housing construction trends nationwide.  The Home Building Outlook is the platform for Metrostudy’s national and local forecasts, spotlighting the Top 100 Housing Markets across the United States. The second quarter update indicates U.S. Housing Starts are expected to advance gradually to hit 1.07 million this year, with 691,000 of those be …

An About-Face for McMansions

Is the McMansion back? Or is the first-quarter record high in the median size of newly built, single-family homes a statistical blip? Many economists are opting for the latter, given trends in the broader housing market, including construction of a greater number of smaller, affordable homes. The median size of a home built in the U.S. in the first quarter registered 2,521 square feet, up 76 square feet, or 3%, from the fourth quarter, according to Commerce Department data released Tuesday. It w …

Metrostudy Releases Q1 2015 Home Building Outlook — Total U.S. Housing Starts Projected to hit 1.1 Million in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its first quarter 2015 Home Building Outlook detailing housing construction trends nationwide.  The Home Building Outlook is the platform for Metrostudy’s national and local forecasts, spotlighting the Top 100 Housing Markets across the United States. The first quarter update indicates U.S. Housing Starts are expected to advance gradually to hit 1.1 million this year, with 715,000 of those being s …

Metrostudy Hires Danny Ware to Lead Business Development in Houston and Louisiana

Sales Executive Will Drive New Revenue Growth for Nation’s Leading Housing Data Firm Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company and the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide, has appointed Danny Ware as Director of Business Development for Metrostudy for Houston and all of Louisiana. Based in Houston, Ware will help home builders, developers, and lenders identify their housing data needs. Ware is a native Texan who has built a career …

Metrostudy Appoints Robb Coltrin to Lead Eastern U.S. Sales

Building Industry Executive Will Also Oversee Consulting Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company and the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide, has appointed Robb Coltrin to the dual role of Regional Vice President of Sales for the East Region and General Manager of Consulting. “I am delighted to have Robb join the Metrostudy family and add his knowledge of the building industry to an excellent sales organization,” noted David Mac …

Like magic, housing glut vanishes around Harry Potter theme park

Foreclosed homes in Orlando, Fla., made up about 29 percent of sales in February and 34 percent in January, the two highest levels since 2011. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort seems a world away from the nearby Florida neighborhood nicknamed “Crime Hills.” But magic is spreading. Where foreclosed homes once lingered, empty and dilapidated, the Orlando area of Pine Hills is seeing newfound demand for real estate. A family of seven moved into the vacant property …

Metrostudy acquires Real Estate Economics

Analytics and forecasting business to complement Metrostudy membership services and consulting. In a move that will broaden the company’s reach and deepen its line-up of market-intelligence products and services, Metrostudy has acquired Real Estate Economics (REE), a research firm specializing in economic and housing information and statistics. As part of the acquisition, Mark Boud—founder of REE and noted industry expert—has joined Metrostudy as senior vice president. “Hanley Wood is committed …

New-home opportunities available for buyers willing to wait

If you’re interested in buying a newly constructed house in the Washington region, you’ll find plenty of options in a variety of price ranges. Just be prepared for a long wait — there may be few move-in-ready options this spring. “There’s definitely a lot of building going on, but builders are being a little more cautious and avoiding getting ahead of buyers,” says Ben Sage, director of the Mid-Atlantic region of Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company in Chantilly, Va. “Builders were optimistic in 20 …

In Tepid Housing Market, Builders Cater to Desires of Well-Off

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Lisa Gray spent a few months searching for a home that would span the generations, one where her two sons would want to bring friends throughout their teenage years and that her aging parents could navigate with ease. She settled on a two-story house here tailored to include a game room for the boys and a first-floor guest bedroom to avoid the need for climbing stairs. The cost of most homes in this new development? Roughly $1 million — and up. “I thought I would just build …

Metrostudy Releases Q4 2014 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI)

Momentum Brews at the Close of 2014, 2015 Expectations Strengthen WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2015) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its fourth quarter 2014 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry. The fourth quarter national composite of the RRI registered a score of 97.2, representing a 3.1% year-over-year increase on a seasonally adjusted basis, which beat a revised third quarter year-over-year gain …

When Will New-Home Construction Return To ‘Normal?’

The homebuilding comeback anticipated this year didn’t happen. High expectations were built around views that demand would finally spike after years of post-recessionary lethargy among traditional buyers. “2014 was a big disappointment,” said Brad Hunter, chief economist at Metrostudy, a unit of Hanley Wood that studies the homebuilding sector. Read Full Story Here

Metrostudy Names Dennis Handler Regional Director for Southern California

Irvine, CA – November 18, 2014   Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the appointment of Dennis Handler as Regional Director for Metrostudy’s Southern California markets. Handler joins Metrostudy with over 15 years of residential real estate marketing and development and corporate finance for Fortune 500 and international companies.  This extensive experience has provided Dennis with a diversified understanding and knowledge base that has proven to be an invaluable resource for his …

Metrostudy Releases Q3 2014 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI)

Index Posts 3.3% Year-Over-Year Gain, Forecast For a 2015 Firming Remains Unchanged WASHINGTON, DC (November 13, 2014) — Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the release of its Third Quarter 2014 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) detailing activity in the remodeling and replacement industry. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the index posted a gain of 3.3% year-over-year in the third quarter. While the rate of growth was slower than the prior quarter, the RRI has now posted ten cons …