National Outlook

BUILDER CONFIDENCE IN 55+ MARKETS TICKS UP

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 67. “Builders and developers continue to see demand from consumers for homes in t …

Build to Rent Still Booming

Jerry Ellenburg / Builder / August 12, 2019 Traditionally, single-family homes were just that: residences for homeowners. But times are changing. Tour a single-family development and you may discover that all the occupants are renters. What’s afoot? Changes in the tax code have made owning less advantageous, and consumers are no longer buying into the American dream of homeownership. Those two tre …

Changing Home Building From The Ground Up

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 processes that go into development, design, and construction of Chōwa–to be u …

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Local View

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.

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 demand and growth.  

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