MetroNews

DECEMBER 16 2014

A Sluggish Finish for 2014: Housing Starts

  Housing starts fell 1.6% from October and 7.0% from November 2013 with a decrease in single-family starts of 5.4%, according to today’s release from the Census. There was no evidence of a strong pickup in home construction in the final months of 2014. According to the Census Bureau data released this morning, housing starts […] » Read More

DECEMBER 12 2014

The Rosy Affordability Picture Cannot Last Forever

  Annual new home starts are up 9.4% YoY; only lot supply constraints are stopping builders from ramping up more quickly Housing Starts are at their strongest since 3Q08 Builder bottlenecks are causing strong appreciation in home values; with rental rates rising buyers have little choice but to pay higher prices December 2014:  The Houston […] » Read More

DECEMBER 12 2014

Despite Strong Growth, Excess Lot Supply Keeps Prices Stable

The region is seeing the strongest growth in years – YTD Housing Starts are up 15.6% over 2013 levels Oversupply of lots in many locations is allowing builders to keep costs in line with market demand Townhomes are showing increased strength in the Triad market, with 3Q14 construction up 26.7% over 3Q13 December 2014: Metrostudy’s […] » Read More

OtherNews

DECEMBER 17 2014

Boomers Seen Boosting New-Home Sales as Millennials Wait

Michael Jay, a New England radiologist who retired this year at age 64, traded heating bills and Massachusetts state income taxes for a three-bedroom house on a Florida golf course. » Read More

DECEMBER 15 2014

Early Glimpses at New-Home Sales Show Buyers Still Hesitant

Early gauges of new-home sales in November point to a lackluster, if not disappointing, result as consumers remain hesitant despite the improving economy. » Read More

DECEMBER 15 2014

Foreclosure capital, but still building homes

Normal competition with distressed properties is not stopping new construction in Southwest Florida, Metrostudy data show » Read More

DECEMBER 14 2014

Housing costs outstrip incomes, putting Colorado economy at risk

The northern Front Range boasts one of the country's best performing economies. But that success carries a darker side — a shrinking supply of homes and apartments affordable to low and even middle-income families. » Read More

DECEMBER 10 2014

Loveland's median home price pushing toward $300,000

LOVELAND -- The median price of houses sold in Loveland hit $280,000 this year and could push $295,000 in 2015, a real estate expert predicted Wednesday. » Read More

NAHBNews

DECEMBER 18 2014
Geoff Cassidy Named NAHB Senior Vice President of Exhibitions and Meetings


DECEMBER 16 2014
Housing Production Falls 1.6 Percent in November


DECEMBER 15 2014
Builder Confidence Drops One Point in December


DECEMBER 12 2014
National Green Building Standard Approved for Military Housing in NDAA


DECEMBER 9 2014
Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on New Downpayment Loans