National Outlook

Home Purchase Sentiment Index Reaches New High

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” component driving the index higher. On a year-over-year basis, the forward-looking 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 a grueling Pacific time-zone swing. On the other, I awaken in the wee …

Remodeling Outlook Remains Positive Despite Expectations of Tight Housing Market, RRI Finds

Vincent Salandro / Remodeling / September 2, 2019 Big-ticket remodeling activity nationwide increased 3.4% year over year (YOY) in the second quarter of 2019, Metrostudy announced in its release of the latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI). The index climbed to a new high of 118.3 in the second quarter, a 0.7% increase from the first quarter RRI. The RRI values means that economic conditions k …

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Local View

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 …

Ben Sage Shares Insights Into Housing Shortages In The Greater Washington, DC Region

Senior Director for the East Region, Ben Sage, recently shared his market expertise with the Washington Business Journal. In an article about the housing shortages in the Greater Washington, DC Region, Ben shared Metrostudy data about housing prices and demand, and spoke on how builders are adjusting to demands for denser neighborhoods and lower prices. Read more about home building and affordabil …

Aaron Stubblefield Shares His Regional Expertise at REAA Builder Panel

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 where our industry experts will be speaking next.

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