National Outlook

What’s Scarier to Housing Players, Surprising Data, Negative Data, or No Data at All?

John McManus / Builder / January 21, 2019 Meanwhile, a new cohort, reported to make up a quarter of the U.S. population, turns 22 this year. They were 10 when iPhones came out. Millennials may have been the first digital natives, but this new generation of adults takes what that means and why it matters to a new level altogether. Coming of age when they have–their birth years range from 1997 to 2 …

Something Had to Give for Housing’s Market Players: Last Week, Two Things Did

John McManus / Builder / January 21, 2019 We’ll look back, one day, at two events from last week’s work week–the 14th through the 18th of January 2019, and sooner or later recognize what they really mean to people whose livelihoods draw from making new homes and communities for other people. One event was what didn’t happen–a sustained flow of key data points from federal economic research and i …

Builders’ Two Choices: Be Nervous or Take Action

John McManus / Builder / January 14, 2019 On Monday morning, February 9th, a week and a day after this year’s Super Bowl, 2019’s new home buying season will probably have clarified two big unknowables. One is buyer momentum. The other, builder strategic planning and tactical action. That Monday morning moment–a mere week ahead of the next International Builders Show–will go far to telling many o …

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Local View

Southern CA Regional Director John Mulville Shares Insights at Lambda Alpha Intl. January Breakfast

Lambda Alpha Society – Land Economics Society for invited Metrostudy Southern California Regional Director John Mulville to speak at their January breakfast event last week. John Mulville discussed the current state of the market and factors affecting Orange County. For more insight on Southern California and Metrostudy resources, please contact: Regional Director John Mulville – jmulville@metrost …

Regional Director Michael Leidel Speaks to Nashville’s Wilson Bank & Trust Community Council

Regional Director for Nashville, Michael Leidel, shared his expertise with the Wilson Bank & Trust’s Community Council. Speaking to a full room of community business leaders, as well as, senior management from Wilson Bank & Trust, Michael focused on the Nashville MSA’s economic state and the pressure it is placing on the housing market. Nashville has historically low unemployment yet is st …

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