MetroNews

OCTOBER 21 2014

Three important takeaways from ULI Fall Meeting

Metrostudy’s Brad Hunter will be attending the ULI Fall Meeting and here are 3 important takeaways he thinks every attendee should take note of! 1) Housing starts are only going to be up 2% or so for 2014. Is 2015 the year that housing “starts” will take off? 2) How will “denser suburbs” help to address […] » Read More

OCTOBER 17 2014

Top 4 Obstacles and Boosters for New Home Construction

Housing starts rose by 6.3% in September, which places activity 17.8% above September of last year, according to the government report just released at 8:30. Read full article on Builder » Read More

OCTOBER 6 2014

Top five things to learn at the Land and Homebuilding Conference.

 - With land and lot prices having shot up,  are there any bargains left, and where should you look for them? - What are the risks that the large builders will overdo it again this time around?   How can one protect oneself from the damage? - How can the market due diligence process be sped […] » Read More

OtherNews

OCTOBER 19 2014

Suburban Chicago homebuilders talking about land again

Dirt is starting to catch the attention of suburban homebuilders again. » Read More

OCTOBER 16 2014

Starter homes: How and where to find them

First-time homebuyers might well wonder: Where are all the starter houses? Indeed, such properties can seem scarce in many housing markets. » Read More

OCTOBER 15 2014

260,000 Baby Boomers Might Not Be Able to Find a New Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-Fort Worth ranks as the number one metropolitan area with the highest housing gap for baby boomers, according to a recent study by Epcon Franchising (Epcon). The study concluded that there is an expected volume growth for baby boomer housing in certain U.S. Epcon commissioned Metrostudy to conduct research on homebuyers and found that there is ... » Read More

OCTOBER 13 2014

In Southern California, new homes are rare and costly

On a busy stretch of Sherman Way in Van Nuys, a red and black sign advertises a rare commodity in Los Angeles. » Read More

OCTOBER 13 2014

Homebuilders Offer Goodies as Sales Slow

Price increases and new FHA loan rules discourage buyers » Read More

NAHBNews

OCTOBER 21 2014
Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on New Mortgage Market Standards


OCTOBER 17 2014
Nationwide Housing Starts Top 1 Million for Third Time this Year


OCTOBER 16 2014
Four-Month Upturn Ends as Builder Confidence Falls in October


OCTOBER 14 2014
New NAHB Study Shows Substantial Regional Differences in New Single-Family Home Characteristics


OCTOBER 9 2014
Excessive Lending Standards Still Affecting Home Sales