MetroNews

OCTOBER 29 2014

Austin Housing Market Still Going Strong but Rapidly Rising Prices is Starting to Slow Momentum

Austin, TX – October 2014: Metrostudy, a housing information and consulting firm, reported today that their quarterly survey of the Austin market revealed a 17% increase in new home starts compared to 3Q-13.  Metrostudy’s survey recorded 3,123 new detached home starts in the third quarter of 2014, a 17% increase from 3Q-13’s total. Austin builders […] » Read More

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

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 19 2014

Interest in Lakewood defects measure intensifies across Denver metro

Metro communities from Lone Tree to Brighton say they are ready to take a hard look at modifying Colorado's law on builder defects, which they blame for hampering new condominium construction amid the buildout of the region's 122-mile commuter-rail system. » 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 14 2014

Lakewood passes measure, takes on Colorado's construction-defects law

A crowd of more than 100 gathered Monday evening in front of Lakewood City Hall to denounce a proposed measure designed to soften the effects of the state's controversial construction-defects law. » Read More

NAHBNews

OCTOBER 31 2014
Single-Family Production Poised to Take Off in 2015


OCTOBER 30 2014
NAHB Offers New Electronic Contracts and Subscription Service


OCTOBER 28 2014
NAHB Honors Building Systems Industry Leaders


OCTOBER 27 2014
NAHB Remodelers Bestows Homes for Life Awards for Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling


OCTOBER 24 2014
New-Home Sales Edge Up 0.2 Percent from Revised Down August Rate