affordability

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

Building Tech & Products 05.21.21

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.

Lose the Battle, Lose the War: Solutions to the Labor Crisis

Building Tech & Products 05.18.21

Lose the Battle, Lose the War: Solutions to the Labor Crisis

In Part 2 of Capability and Culture, our Dream Team measures the ramifications of construction's labor crisis, and how the consequences of this seemingly insurmountable challenge may be the catalyst needed to embrace innovation.

Frank Anton: By-The-Numbers, The Measures Of Racial Equity

Policy 08.03.21

Frank Anton: By-The-Numbers, The Measures Of Racial Equity

We introduce Dream Team member Frank Anton, an iconic voice in housing, with an analysis series, each of whose topics spring from a single, meaningful statistical measure.

Drive 'Til You Qualify Gets A Work-From-Anywhere Makeover

Land 06.01.21

Drive 'Til You Qualify Gets A Work-From-Anywhere Makeover

How powerfully will the blended allure of desirably-priced housing and liberation from a daily commute move people to move, predictably?

Sneak Peak: As Sales Top Out, Signs Of Softening Multiply

Marketing & Sales 07.01.21

Sneak Peak: As Sales Top Out, Signs Of Softening Multiply

Keeping an eye on new-home "search" behavior offers a smart way to take stock on signals versus noise in the next several months.

LA Story: Architecture's Role In Solving The Affordability Crisis

Architecture 06.23.21

LA Story: Architecture's Role In Solving The Affordability Crisis

As a context to explore inspired and inspiring concepts, LA's "Low Rise" competition winners hew to a central theme: architecture as a solution for social, policy, economic, and cultural challenge.

Building Tech & Products 07.22.21

Will Three Out Of Five Would-Be Homebuyers Spark Change?

As the gaps between would-be homebuyers and prevailing prices widen, how might innovative solutions figure into, one-day, closing them and expanding the buyer pool?

A 20-Year Gap Of 5 Million Homes Not Built Defines '20s Challenge

Policy 06.17.21

A 20-Year Gap Of 5 Million Homes Not Built Defines '20s Challenge

In shock-therapy approach, the National Association of Realtors calls on lawmakers to call housing what it is ... infrastructure, and fund it accordingly.

What's In A Name? Garman Homes Pushes The Envelope

Architecture 04.22.21

What's In A Name? Garman Homes Pushes The Envelope

Vertical construction got underway this month on a house in Chatham Park, N.C., whose name is Barnaby. Here's why.

As Prices Outpace Incomes Everywhere, Opportunity Dims

Policy 08.06.21

As Prices Outpace Incomes Everywhere, Opportunity Dims

Wages haven't kept up. Dirt cheap interest rates are under pressure. Not enough homes -- it's evident to everyone -- is not a strategy for economic dynamism.