MetroNews

AUGUST 26 2014

Top 10 Markets: Percent Growth in New Residential Construction

We often talk about markets in terms of the total volume of starts, and that cuts some of the smaller markets out of the discussion.  Measured by percent-change, some second-tier markets gain notice. The graphs below show Metrostudy’s data for detached single-family starts.   And, below, we show the Top Ten markets, ranked by the […] » Read More

AUGUST 25 2014

New Home Sales Fall, But Outlook Still Positive

Last month’s miserable reading for New Home Sales (as measured by government trackers in June) was revised upward as we expected, but the July number fell 2.4%.  This decline is relatively modest, and the stated confidence interval for the 2.4% drop was plus or minus 11.9%, which means that the government isn’t sure whether new […] » Read More

AUGUST 25 2014

Metrostudy’s Top 10 “Outlook and Market Health” Ranking

Metrostudy’s Top Markets by Outlook Ranking   The Villages, FL – The most successful MPC in history is its own MSA, but it is starting to run short on land.  This is generating a lot of stir amongst developers who want to create “the next The Villages.” Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL – More than just “The Mouse,” […] » Read More

OtherNews

AUGUST 25 2014

Housing Starts Rebound in U.S. as Inflation Eases: Economy

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Metrostudy Chief Economist Brad Hunter and Bloomberg's Mike Mckee discuss what Home Depot's rising sales indicate about the housing market and housing starts. » Read More

AUGUST 20 2014

Metrostudy Appoints Lawrence Dean Senior Advisor of Texas Region

Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today the appointment of Lawrence Dean as senior advisor for its Texas markets. (PRWeb August 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12098528.htm » Read More

AUGUST 19 2014

Housing Starts Rise to Highest Level in 8 Months

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Metrostudy Chief Economist Brad Hunter and Bloomberg's Mike Mckee discuss what Home Depot's rising sales indicate about the housing market and housing starts. » Read More

AUGUST 19 2014

How to play housing recovery: Pros

New housing data show the consumer environment is still healthy, investment pros tell CNBC. » Read More

AUGUST 19 2014

Texas named ideal market for Epcon homebuilding franchise expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio and DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epcon Communities Franchising, Inc. (Epcon) announced today that it's expanding its Texas franchising market focus to specifically address an identified housing deficit for adults who are 55 and older. This expanded market focus has resulted in Epcon currently seeking individuals interested in becoming homebuilding franchise owners in ... » Read More

NAHBNews

AUGUST 28 2014
NAHB Building Systems Councils Opens its Doors to Timber Frame Home Manufacturers


AUGUST 28 2014
Apartment and Condominium Housing Index Posts Positive Gains in the Second Quarter


AUGUST 25 2014
New-Home Sales Down 2.4 Percent in July


AUGUST 19 2014
Combined Single- and Multifamily Gains Boost Housing Starts in July


AUGUST 18 2014
Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August