National Outlook

Check Out Who Climbed the List: The 2020 Builder 100

The top 200 firms on our annual Builder 100/Next 100 list had a good 2019, but will it be enough to carry them through 2020? Jennifer Lash / BUILDER / May 25, 2020 Our annual BUILDER 100/Next 100 survey serves as a pulse of the industry—it’s a look at the prior year that attempts to foretell what’s ahead for housing. Except earlier this year, when home building firms across the U.S. were completin …

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Why Single-Family Builders Are Dipping Into The Rental Market

Growing demand in the single-family built-for-rent sector has builders starting to look at how to serve that market. One of the defining characteristics of the Great Recession was a long period of declining homeownership. Since its peak at 69.2% during 2004, the homeownership rate declined through 2016, reaching a post-recession low of 62.9%. In recent years, the share of homeowning households gra …

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Local View

Ben Sage Explores Impacts of Pandemic With Maryland BIA

Senior Director for the East Region, Ben Sage, spoke with the Maryland Building Industry Association on April 15. Ben provided local and national Metrostudy and Zonda market information to help better understand the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and explored how the pandemic is impacting housing activity in Maryland. Watch the recording below: For more insight on the Maryland Market and how Metro …

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 …

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