Where Are Homeownership Rates Going?

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Which statement is true? Homeownership rates are up. Homeownership rates are down. Homeownership rates are flat. Your answer matters. After all, depending on whether you pick 1, 2, or 3 as the true statement probably says a lot about where you think business opportunity in the housing market is heading. ...

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Downturn Ahead? If You’re a Big Builder, Here’s What to Do

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John McManus / Builder / April 8, 2019 It almost doesn’t matter exactly when the next downturn in housing occurs. It will occur. There’s always a next one. For America’s leading home building enterprises, where land investment exposes billions of dollars of capital to downturn risk, it’s never too early ...

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Survey: 70% of Home Shoppers See Recession In Next 3 Years

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Builder / April 1, 2019 Realtor.com was out Friday with a survey that says nearly 70% of home shoppers this spring think the U.S. will enter a recession in the next three years, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to close on a home. Despite the fact that they ...

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How Resilient is the Single-Family, For-Sale New-Home Business Model?

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John McManus / Builder / March 25, 2019 Big Builder Graphics Team Choice and necessity, constant as the blood pumping our veins, flow through the heart of economics. We may forget–because the business of developing, investing in, designing, building, and marketing homes and communities is so demanding of our focus–housing ...

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More Consumers Say Now Is a Good Time to Buy a Home

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Builder / March 25, 2019 New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that consumer opinions about home buying bounced back in the first quarter of 2019, with 37% stating that they strongly believe now is a good time to buy, up from 34% in the last quarter of ...

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Danielle Leach Presents to the SW Suburban Home Builders Association

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Danielle Leach, Midwest Regional Director and Senior Consultant for Metrostudy, presented to Chicago’s Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association (SSHBA) on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Topics of discussion included the national and local economy, Chicago’s suburban housing market, and consumer preferences for housing in the Midwest. The group acknowledged consumers’ preference ...

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