National Outlook

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 …

The Gap Trap: Who’s Your Customer? She May Not Be Where You’re Looking

Explore this heat-map of how housing’s fastest-growing buyer segment–single women–are transforming the balance of new homeownership in America’s housing markets. We’ve purloined this Ernest Hemingway quote before. It’s the one from The Sun Also Rises in answer to the question, “how did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” The economy of Hemingway’s words pulver …

Market Monitor: Six Top Metros For Single-Family Construction

Primarily using data and insight from Hanley Wood’s Metrostudy and Meyers Research, the BUILDER staff takes a deep dive into the state of housing in six of the nation’s top metropolitan areas for new-home construction: Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., which includes its surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Each of these active housing markets appear w …

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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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