Clayton Home Values Rebounding As Inventory Dips Below Metro Average

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Metrostudy’s Senior Director for the Central Region, Eugene James, shared his expertise with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the housing market in Clayton County. As one of the hardest-hit regions in the Atlanta metro following the recession, Eugene shared his expectations that builders and developers will take advantage of the opportunity, ...

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Mortgage Applications Flat In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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Builder / September 18, 2019 Mortgage applications decreased 0.1% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 13, 2019. Last week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. The Market Composite Index, a measure of ...

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Airbnb to Invest $25 Million in Affordable Housing in California

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Donna Kimura / Builder / September 23, 2019 Airbnb is pledging $25 million toward affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County. If successful, the pilot program could be expanded to support additional communities across the state and the nation. Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky ...

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Ready-to-Mingle Singles Will Like These Cities Best

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Symone Garvett / Builder / September 23, 2019 Thanks to today’s massive dating app culture, meeting new people and partners has become easier than ever before, but meeting the right person to settle down with can still come as a challenge. According to a new Rentonomics report from Apartment List, ...

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Home Purchase Sentiment Index Reaches New High

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The Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMA) Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased 2.2 points in July to 93.7, a new survey high and 7.2 points ahead of the same month last year. Five of the six HPSI components increased month over month, with an 8-percentage point increase in the net “Confidence About Not Losing Job” ...

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John McManus / Builder / September 2, 2019 The NAHB’s new Home Building Geography Index, which heat-maps U.S. manufacturing-driven housing construction activity, shows declines since 2017. This is no country for old insomniacs. Like me. On the one hand, I obsess irrationally over an East Coast-based major league baseball team on ...

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Experts Not Panicking After Inverted Yield Curve

While a recession has been predicted, industry economists don’t see calamity ahead. By Scott Sowers The Treasury bond yield curve became inverted in mid-August, triggering a sell-off on Wall Street and the corresponding media firestorm of an impending recession, even though economists have been predicting the event for months. The yield ...

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Busy Summer for Metrostudy and Meyers Research Industry Experts

Our industry experts have been busy this summer! They have been sharing their local expertise on the housing market and economy with news outlets, at events, and on panels. We highlight a few below – Regional Director Eugene James Shares His Atlanta Market Expertise With WSB TV Senior Director for the ...

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