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 …