house prices

New Open-Source X Lab Market Looks To Cut 6% Commissions

Marketing & Sales 08.18.21

New Open-Source X Lab Market Looks To Cut 6% Commissions

An open-sourced power-of-information platform would give consumer sellers and buyers more sway, more savings, and less friction in one of life's anxiety-filled experiences: Property transactions.

Look Who's Selling: The 2020s Baby Boom Pivot Has Arrived

Marketing & Sales 08.20.21

Look Who's Selling: The 2020s Baby Boom Pivot Has Arrived

Just as millennials' latent family-formation awakening has galvanized single-family demand, a Baby Boom age 55-to-75 analog -- extended family formation -- will transform resales and ignite the 2020s housing economy.

Tri Pointe CEO Doug Bauer On The Inflation Spectre And His Plan For That

Policy 06.30.21

Tri Pointe CEO Doug Bauer On The Inflation Spectre And His Plan For That

A candid TBD one-on-one conversation with the top-20 ranked homebuilder's chief strategist, who believes 'politicized economics led to a bad recipe to stimulate the economy when they did.'

In Market Talktrack, Uncertainty, Even Concessions Crop Up

Policy 07.08.21

In Market Talktrack, Uncertainty, Even Concessions Crop Up

Two terms have surfaced in the spotty, choppy limbo market dynamic that has checked up both construction flow and demand mojo: Pause and Concessions.

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.

Recalculating Risk: The Californiafication Of US Housing

Policy 07.21.21

Recalculating Risk: The Californiafication Of US Housing

TBD Dream Teamer Scott Cox unpacks how to grapple with where housing's at, where it's heading, and what builders, developers, and investors need to do to factor for disrupted supply and demand forces.

The Great Lumber Lag Of 2021: Here's Why High Prices Stick

Building Tech & Products 07.07.21

The Great Lumber Lag Of 2021: Here's Why High Prices Stick

A master-class in price stickiness applies not just to dimensional lumber, but to a number of materials and product categories with complex distribution channels.

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?

The Price, Pace, Profit Plot Thickens In A Murky Outlook

Marketing & Sales 08.24.21

The Price, Pace, Profit Plot Thickens In A Murky Outlook

Here's why builders are hoping existing home inventory trends continue upward -- for at least the rest of 2021.