National Outlook

2020 VISION: 12 PREDICTIONS FOR HOME BUILDING’S NEXT DECADE

Courtesy Predicting Our Future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Feed the babies Who don’t have enough to eat Shoe the children With no shoes on their feet House the people Livin’ in the street Oh, oh, there’s a solution Steve Miller Band–“Fly Like and Eagle” Ten years ago, I started writing my By George! musings …

Pool of First-Time Home Buyers Remains at Historic Low

With housing costs rising and no signs of a deceleration, first-time buyers are turning to family for help when embarking on homeownership. In spite of this, the percentage of first-time buyers remains at historic lows. This is according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, the 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers , a yearly report which covers demographics, preferences a …

Redfin: Homeowners Staying Put Longer

Builder / November 4, 2019 A new report from Redfin has determined that the typical American homeowner has spent 13 years in their home, up from eight years in 2010. Median home tenure increased in all of the 55 metros Redfin analyzed, leading to decreased inventory available for first-time home buyers in many places. Homeowners have been in their homes the longest in Salt Lake City, Houston, Fort …

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Local View

Clayton Home Values Rebounding As Inventory Dips Below Metro Average

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, saying, “I’m expecting to see developers come before …

Eugene James Shares His Atlanta Market Expertise With WSB TV

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 area is a good investment. Watch the segments below:     Interest …

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