Brief

With Pandemic-Etched Clarity, 55-Plus Americans Crave Purpose

Marketing & Sales 06.15.21

With Pandemic-Etched Clarity, 55-Plus Americans Crave Purpose

A more sharply-defined priority around purpose now goes along with health, family, and finance as a must for well-being. And that post-pandemic definition makes a difference to builders.

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

Capital 06.11.21

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.

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?

TBD Partners With The Building Talent Foundation On Capability And Action

Building Tech & Products 06.11.21

TBD Partners With The Building Talent Foundation On Capability And Action

The partnership will work to create a field guide for builders, partners, community colleges, and local officials to turn the tide on building's ability to attract, retain, and grow people into tomorrow construction talent force.

Not All SFR Markets Are Created Equal: Many Thrive, Some Don't

Land 06.16.21

Not All SFR Markets Are Created Equal: Many Thrive, Some Don't

On average, single-family-rental is one of housing's biggest winners of 2020 into 2021. How many markets will behave according to the law of averages?

Jobs And Homes: Amid Mixed Signals, Learning Beats Knowing

Capital 06.04.21

Jobs And Homes: Amid Mixed Signals, Learning Beats Knowing

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

Capital 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?

Material Crisis Can Pivot Into Material Opportunity: Here's How

Building Tech & Products 06.03.21

Material Crisis Can Pivot Into Material Opportunity: Here's How

Choked off supply – like now, where at every turn, fatal-error bottlenecks, with temporary but indefinite timelines for restoration of normalized channel volume, clog visibility – can and will quell demand. Where's the opportunity?

Policy 06.02.21

Cities, States Clash Over New Hook Ups To Natural Gas

There is no place for homebuilders to duck and cover in the crossfire between blue dot cities and red state governments over the battle to phase out natural gas in homes.

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

Capital 05.26.21

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?