housing data

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.

Suburban Renewal: America's Pandemic Embrace Of Backyards

Land 08.30.21

Suburban Renewal: America's Pandemic Embrace Of Backyards

Fresh Pew Research affirms a mindset shift toward bigger, less dense, houses, versus walkable access to neighborhood retail, food, health, and entertainment connections. Two big questions here.

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.

The Standoff -- Job Openings Vs. Job Seekers -- And Its Impacts

Capital 07.09.21

The Standoff -- Job Openings Vs. Job Seekers -- And Its Impacts

Nine million job openings, nine million active job seekers, and seven million fewer people employed than in April 2020. What gives?

The 5th Cycle: Frank Anton On Housing's Law Of Gravity

Capital 09.13.21

The 5th Cycle: Frank Anton On Housing's Law Of Gravity

What-if? The question few housing business stakeholders care to factor into their forecasts right now is what happens when -- not if -- interest rates spike?

In Digital ID Era, Property And Privacy Enter Brave New World

Policy 09.02.21

In Digital ID Era, Property And Privacy Enter Brave New World

The inevitability of an industry standard property identification record -- and its vast array of benefits and uses -- doesn't diminish the need for eyes-open recognition of the big risks.

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.

Marketing & Sales 07.06.21

The Builder's Dilemma: Defeatism Or Determination

Post-pandemic post-traumatic stress crops up as a risk to morale and focus in the ranks among builders as they encounter an unending barrage of real-time challenges. The moment will redefine housing's leaders.

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.