Homebuilding

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.

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?

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.

RIP Katerra: A Bold Play That Failed To Get A Real-World Footing

Building Tech & Products 06.02.21

RIP Katerra: A Bold Play That Failed To Get A Real-World Footing

A TBD exclusive analysis: here are three why's of Katerra's fail, and three critical take-aways that builders need for their own survival in the future of housing.

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?

Land 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?

Land 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.

Brookfield Masterstroke Lands Newland Crown Jewel MPCs

Land 05.10.21

Brookfield Masterstroke Lands Newland Crown Jewel MPCs

Here's the sudden impact Brookfield Residential's acquisition of Newland Communities will have on lot access and availability in the foreseeable future.

Second Homes Surge In The Wake Of The Pandemic

Land 06.17.21

Second Homes Surge In The Wake Of The Pandemic

Here are the U.S. top 30 counties for vacation homes, as Americans blend their urge for recreation with a newfound capacity to work from anywhere.