Eugene James Shares His Atlanta Market Expertise With WSB TV

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Senior Director for the Central Region, Eugene James, recently shared his Atlanta housing market expertise with local news station WSB-TV. In two different segments, Eugene discussed the rapid increase in home prices and housing demand in Forest Park in Clayton County. Eugene provided insight into why buying a home in this ...

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The Macroeconomics of the Labor Shortage

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Robert Dietz / Builder / August 19, 2019 Adobe Stock The No. 1 business issue for home builders, remodelers, and land developers continues to be access to skilled labor. According to NAHB analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, as of April of this year there were 404,000 open ...

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July Housing Starts Falter, Building Permits Rise

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Builder / August 19, 2019 Housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,191,000, 4.0% below the revised June estimate of 1,241,000 but 0.6% above the July 2018 rate of 1,184,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Single‐family housing starts in July were at a rate of ...

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BUILDER CONFIDENCE IN 55+ MARKETS TICKS UP

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But in the condo market, confidence falls off a bit. Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued in positive territory in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI), released Friday. The index increased one point to ...

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Aaron Stubblefield Shares His Regional Expertise at REAA Builder Panel

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Aaron Stubblefield, Advisory Manager at Meyers, joined other local market experts as a panelist at the Real Estate Appraisers Association Builder Panel.  Topics discussed included the current conditions of Sacramento housing, the Folsom Ranch Specific Plan, builder costs, and trending technology in home building. Visit our events page to see ...

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Changing Home Building From The Ground Up

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John McManus / Builder / August 5, 2019 Sekisui House, the world’s No. 1 company in home building with $20 billion in annual revenue, is working this year with its Woodside Homes U.S. operation on a transformational new-home project, Chōwa. To understand the innovative nature of the building technologies, practices, and ...

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Here Are Seven Must-Do’s To Solve Building’s Labor Shortage

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We’ve raised the question of vertical integration as one possible way of dealing with what has become a chronic, some believe permanent, shortage of skilled construction labor. As we said then, reflecting upon every Pipeline workshop™ we have ever done, one of the most important takeaways, one realized by virtually every ...

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Ali Wolf Joins Bloomberg Businessweek Podcast to Discuss Fed Rate Cuts

Business spending, inflation expectations, and trade have big impacts on the economy, which is why the Federal Reserve may not be finished with implementing rate cuts. Ali Wolf,  Director fo Economic Research for Meyers Research, joins the Bloomberg Businessweek Podcast to talk about what the reduced interest rates mean for ...

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Vaike O’Grady Shares Insights Into Fast-Growing Austin Neighborhoods

Regional Director for Austin, Vaike O’Grady, provided her regional expertise in a recent piece for CBS Austin. Vaike spoke about the increase in new home starts expected in the market this summer, and pointed out that communities in Williamson county were particularly seeing tremendous growth. Read more about Austin-area housing ...

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