MetroNews

JUNE 16 2015

Don’t Be Misled by the “Drop” in Housing Starts: Some Markets are Showing Large Increases in Homebuilding

June 16, 2015 – The government’s June report on housing starts showed an 11.1% decline, but that was on the heels of an incredibly strong report the previous month.    We at Metrostudy have just completed another complete count of builder activity and new-home supply in markets all around the nation, and it provides strong […] » Read More

JUNE 3 2015

Denver Housing 1Q15: Market is Squeezed as Prices Rise and Resale Supply Contracts

New Home Starts are flat in the first quarter but traffic and sales contracts are up 29% and 39%, respectively, over last year Major impediments to growth in this market include higher home prices – currently only 14% of the new home market is priced below $300k, and tight construction trade labor Denver’s resale market […] » Read More

JUNE 1 2015

California Central Valley 1Q15: Demand Stabilizing in the More Expensive Markets; Picking Up in Affordable Areas

Through 1Q15, the annual starts rate is up 4% YoY, with starts higher in seven of eight counties Price increases have been moderate as builders are reaching affordability limits and may be more concerned with maintaining absorption pace The San Joaquin/Stanislaus region will benefit most from the rapidly improving Bay Area market as buyers move […] » Read More

OtherNews

APRIL 13 2015

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 (PRWeb April 13, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12646300.htm » Read More

APRIL 10 2015

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. » Read More

APRIL 10 2015

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

Building Industry Executive Will Also Oversee Consulting (PRWeb April 10, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12646110.htm » Read More

APRIL 9 2015

Harry Potter magic helps Orlando foreclosure glut vanish

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 ... » Read More

MARCH 27 2015

New-home opportunities available for buyers willing to wait

Caution on the builders? part means there may be few move-in-ready options this spring. » Read More

NAHBNews

MAY 6 2015
NAHB Selects Professional Builder as Official Media Partner for The New American Home


MAY 6 2015
Housing Recovery Continues at Gradual Pace


MAY 1 2015
Senate Bill Would Halt EPA?s Proposed Water Rule


MAY 1 2015
NAHB Testifies Before House and Senate in Support of Cost-Effective Energy Legislation


APRIL 30 2015
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Remains Positive in the First Quarter