Millennials’ Homebuying Activity Signals Life Stage Transition Underway

Meet the Millennials

New research from Metrostudy reveals that Millennials are actively buying homes nationwide, and most importantly buying new homes in increasing volume. The Millennial generation, the largest generation in history, is now buying more new homes than the generation it eclipsed in size, Baby Boomers, in most local markets, and this generation ...

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Millennials Warm Up to Suburbia

While young people may choose to live in an urban area as renters, a new survey reveals that most aren’t staying once they’re ready to buy. The 2016 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study (released in March) reveals that the Millennial* generation is buying homes ...

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Millennials’ New Home Must Haves (and Mustn’ts)


What features do most buyers consider essential or desirable in a new home? Does the “most wanted list” differ across generations? The National Association of Home Builders recently published the results of a survey that asks key questions on how various designs influence the home purchase decision to respondents across ...

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PulteGroup Power Struggle: A “Very Public, Very Acrimonious Divorce”


April has been an incredibly difficult month for PulteGroup’s embattled leadership, Bill Pulte, and Pulte’s grandson as they’ve taken their vehement disagreement over company direction public. Coming up on May 4th is the shareholder meeting. While there won’t be a full on proxy contest due to Pulte’s missing the deadline ...

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Meet the Millennials: Your Next Generation of Home Buyers

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Volumes have been written about the Millennial generation. Depending on who you ask, this generation is like no previous generation OR it’s just like every generation before it. Both are true, depending on what measure you are looking at. To help you cut through the clutter, we’ve prepared a by the ...

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2016 Housing Industry Forecast Predictions Infographic


Every national housing economist is forecasting significant growth for 2016. In fact, Metrostudy’s Chief Economist, Brad Hunter, expects new housing starts YOY to rise 14.6%.  As we look forward to a year of welcomed growth, be sure to review and share our informative infographic that takes a closer look at what factors ...

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16 Bold Predictions for 2016


At the International Builder Show in January, Metrostudy hosted a session, Top 16 for 16. Our expert panelists provided glimpses into what to expect this year in the market. We’ve summarized the trends highlights for you to get the scoop.  You can get the full presentation here. Brad Hunter, Chief Economist, Metrostudy  “Entry level” ...

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2013 was an Up Year for New Homes in Tampa Bay

(Tampa, FL – February 17, 2014) The Tampa Bay market experience another positive quarter with job gains and increased housing activity. This is according to a recent report by Metrostudy, a national housing data and consulting firm that maintains the most extensive primary database on residential construction in the US housing ...

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Chief Economists Highlight Q1 Housing Start Trends

The Commerce Department released first-quarter data this morning for housing starts, permits, and completions including April readings. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at Hanley Wood, and Brad Hunter, chief economist at Metrostudy offer market insight on the growth in single-family starts and concentration in multifamily construction in 2014 based on government ...

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