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Fed Watch: As Economy Revs Up, All Eyes Are On Interest Rates

Capital

Fed Watch: As Economy Revs Up, All Eyes Are On Interest Rates

At stake in what the Fed signals is a lynchpin of new-home sales momentum that kicked into overdrive practically with the onset of COVID-19 in late winter 2020.

Can A Bubble Boil With All The Toil But Not The Trouble?

Capital

Can A Bubble Boil With All The Toil But Not The Trouble?

Soft-landing scenarios ... we've heard them before. Here's ways leaders can control where their firms wind up coming out of price-shock bottlenecks in the months ahead.

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06.03.21

Talking Housing Bubble? Start Talking Turkey ... And Talking Taper

Global house prices reached unprecedented peaks at historical 12-month rates of growth. Is there a taper-tantrum in oaur near future?

06.02.21

Price Tag For Regulation Costs On New Home Construction: $94K

A 24% slice of the new-home selling price pie goes now to "regulatory burden," the weight of land-use permitting, impact fees, cost-of-time charges, etc. in the pre-construction stages, and the added expense of start-to-completion construction cycle code and regulation.

05.28.21

Bubble Rap: It's Not What's Next That Matters Now; It's Who Can And Can't

Who's right about which prediction is exactly the focus area strategists would do well to dispel from their priority agendas right now. Instead of focusing on a bubble, redouble commitment instead to becoming listeners, learners, understanders of what customers feel, think, fear and do.

05.14.21

Two Bleak Realities And The Glow Of Their Opportunity In Housing

Housing -- especially in the 'starter' spectrum -- is a shrinking universe. Incomes -- at the low- to mid-level -- have lost pace. Now, what to do about it.

05.11.21

Hire Calling: How Builders Can Jolt Themselves Into Preferred- Career-Of-Choice

As the BLS releases JOLTS data quantifying a growing mismatch between employers and the workforce, builders stand to gain from the economic reboot.

05.05.21

What To Make Of Buyer Optimism As Producers Everywhere Battle Price Surges And Delays

Buyer prospect optimism continues to surge in the face of supply constraint. So, is it about you? Or, rather, about how to find ways to delight them?

Jobs And Homes: Amid Mixed Signals, Learning Beats Knowing

Capital

Jobs And Homes: Amid Mixed Signals, Learning Beats Knowing

How to read the May jobs report in five easy pieces.

Price-Pace Risk Is On: Where New Home Sales Is Heading

Capital

Price-Pace Risk Is On: Where New Home Sales Is Heading

A fissure that separates homeownership opportunity and new home sales has emerged in an increasingly bubbly, frenetic demand market. Can builders build a bridge back to first-time, entry level buyers?

This App Could Stop Housing's 2008 Meltdown From Recurring

Capital

This App Could Stop Housing's 2008 Meltdown From Recurring

Framework, the 2021 Ivory Prize for Innovation in Housing Affordability in the finance category, has designed a Fitbit- or GPS-navigation-style experience for people new to homeownership.

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

Building Tech & Products

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

The capability challenge, our Dream Team posits, can only be solved through the embrace of data, technology, process and a pivot to collaboration in a dog-eat-dog culture.

As The Prices Crisis Intensifies, Here's An Opportunity Not To Miss

Capital

As The Prices Crisis Intensifies, Here's An Opportunity Not To Miss

In its perfect form – where perimeter identically measures its area – a triangle sets a precise scope and magnitude of challenge people in the complex community of housing investment, development, design, construction, and delivery find toughest to solve.

Prices, And Risk To Historically Low Interest Rates, Spool Upward

Capital

Prices, And Risk To Historically Low Interest Rates, Spool Upward

As inflation pressure builds, real estate and construction stakes as a 'safe haven' investment mount.

The K Recovery Has Carved A Winner-Take-All Marketscape

Capital

The K Recovery Has Carved A Winner-Take-All Marketscape

CoreLogic economist Thomas Malone offers two counterintuitive takes on the latest home price and sales volume data trends, with a sense of what they mean for what's ahead.