NAHB Sees Continued Growth in the Country’s Exurbs

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Robert Dietz / Builder / July 15, 2019 Due to lingering demand-side challenges, the first quarter of 2019 was tough for housing. Single-family permits were down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis, which compares the initial quarter of the year relative to the first quarter of 2018. Due to being near ...

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Regional Director David Cobb In the News

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Metrostudy’s Regional Director for Jacksonville, David Cobb, recently spoke at the Northeast Florida Builders Association. His insights into the local housing market were shared by several media outlets. David’s insights on millennial homebuyers and home size trends were reported in the Jacksonville Daily Record’s Sailer Report, Scott Sailer’s column on ...

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Lawrence Dean’s Quarterly Market Update Highlighted in the Houston Chronicle

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This past Spring, the Houston Chronicle‘s Nancy Sarnoff shared insights from the Houston Spring Frame Briefing, the quarterly market update presented by Metrostudy. The event, headlined by Regional Director Lawrence Dean, gave a deep dive into the market and examined key market indicators, like new home starts, lot inventory and mortgage ...

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Spokane Washington Now Number Three for Growth in Construction Jobs

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According to The Spokesman Review, the city of Spokane, Washington has been designated at the third-fastest growing region for construction jobs in the country by the Associated General Contractors of America. Several construction projects in the area including an Amazon fulfillment center is getting the credit for the uptick. Data from ...

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Fannie HPSI Dips Modestly

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Builder / July 8, 2019 The Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Home Purchase Sentiment Index® decreased 0.5 points in June to 91.5 after nearing its survey high last month, up 0.8 points from the same month last year. An 8-percentage point increase in the net “Mortgage Rates Will Go Down” component was more than ...

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The Offsite Tipping Point: What’s Holding Builders Back?

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John McManus / Builder / July 1, 2019 The question is rhetorical, and many of you have heard it. Paraphrased, it’s this. “How can American builders continue to [stick-] build homes largely the way they have done so for the past 100 years, when the rest of the world’s builders ...

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Join Us for the First-Ever FuturePlace Conference

For the first time ever, Hanley Wood presents FuturePlace, scheduled October 21st and 22nd at The Miami Beach EDITION, where industry leaders will gather to discuss the most brilliant deliveries of master planned communities, evaluate the challenges ahead, discuss solutions and make deals. Through a full day of networking, educational sessions ...

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Florida Single-Family Home Sales Surge in May

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Builder / June 24, 2019 Florida’s housing market reported increased sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and gains in inventory (active listings) in May compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 30,742 last month, up ...

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