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Comfort Zoned In: Remapping  Paths-Of-Growth To A WFH Future

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Comfort Zoned In: Remapping Paths-Of-Growth To A WFH Future

The lot plot thickens as data reveals homebuyers' bets that a work-from-home hybrid is the future they're buying into. That means trading off commute convenience for more space.

Tertiary No Longer: How The Pandemic Reset Small Town USA

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Tertiary No Longer: How The Pandemic Reset Small Town USA

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com emerging housing markets index for the Summer of '21 heatmaps pandemic-era boomtowns.

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06.15.21

To Detect Job Magnets, Follow Job Opportunity Scorecards

Which top 10 states rankings for job seekers will win out in predicting where young people match up with career opportunity?

06.02.21

Metro Magnetic: Pencilling How Much Commute Will Compute

Land acquisition strategy's challenge of the moment is to decipher signals vs. noise, reactiveness vs. initiation, impulse vs. intention as households shape geography's future.

03.19.21

Google Maps $7 Billion Growth Spurt With 10,000 New Hires

Google's office, data center, and new locations roadmap for 2021 sparks a rush to follow the tech money to tech's new geography magnets.

03.14.21

Here's Algorithms To Tell Which Markets Will Recover Fastest

New 10-year Bureau of Labor Statistics projection analysis reveals a choppy mosaic of geographical market risk and opportunity.

03.14.21

Has Density Lost Lustre In The Aftermath Of The Pandemic?

The "ins" and "outs" of net migration; what they mean to future land deals; and why they matter now.

03.13.21

Remote Possibility: Developers' High-Stakes Bets On Work-From-Anywhere

"The remote work revolution" and its staggering calculus for real estate is a futurist's dream-come-true. Thing is, will work-from-anywhere stick for more than a privileged few?

Managed Retreats, Maybe So, But, Not Where We Build

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Managed Retreats, Maybe So, But, Not Where We Build

The impacts of natural hazards -- as destructive as they'd been -- have not seemed to alter land values and property development. Is a change coming?

The Power Of Place: The Race For Pandemic Era Dynamism

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The Power Of Place: The Race For Pandemic Era Dynamism

CNBC's 'best states to do business' for 2021 spotlight all-important factors of education, talent, and workforce opportunity in why places rank high.

Here's 3 Need-To-Knows On LGI's $40M Deal To Acquire Austin-Market Operator

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Here's 3 Need-To-Knows On LGI's $40M Deal To Acquire Austin-Market Operator

An LGI deal in the U.S.'s torrid 5th-largest market signals an accelerating pace of acquisitions driving combos through the end of 2021 and into 2022.

Pandemic 'Rise Of The Rest' Gives Tertiary Markets A Mojo Boost

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Pandemic 'Rise Of The Rest' Gives Tertiary Markets A Mojo Boost

As secondary markets become the new primary markets, and tertiary markets become the new secondary markets, local, time-tested homebuilding operators become targets of opportunity.

As Certainties, Doubts Offset One Another, Land Looms Large

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As Certainties, Doubts Offset One Another, Land Looms Large

High-stakes wagers on the future value of lots take intestinal fortitude, confidence in structural demand, and increasingly, extra clout to land the deals.

Homebuilding's '20 Scorecard Shows Heat In These Hotspots

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Homebuilding's '20 Scorecard Shows Heat In These Hotspots

Broad sweep of Census divisions highlights macro migration magnets, spotlighting natural appeal, affordability, and tech augmented job center mobility.

Bungalows On A Budget: 10 Affordable 'Shore Bets' Per Realtor.com

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Bungalows On A Budget: 10 Affordable 'Shore Bets' Per Realtor.com

Here's Realtor.com's top-10 beach beacons among more than 1,300 U.S. coastline towns with median home list prices between $145,000 and $475,000, from May 2020 through April 2021.