Interest Rates

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.

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?

Builders Fret As The I-Word Bandies Between Wall Street And Capitol Hill

Building Tech & Products 06.22.21

Builders Fret As The I-Word Bandies Between Wall Street And Capitol Hill

As market-rate builders sweat out Fed policy agenda on managing inflation and its impact on borrowing costs, site-level risk -- from potential construction defect backsliding -- also grows.

Silver Linings And Teachable Moments In The Prices Crisis

Policy 05.14.21

Silver Linings And Teachable Moments In The Prices Crisis

This week's inflation red flags, temporary or structural, serve as potential catalysts for housing's leaders to think, act, and solve challenges differently than ever before.

Capital 03.18.21

Each 25 Basis Point Jump On 30-Year Fixed Bumps 1.3MM People

Here's why builders--betting heavily now on lots of fundamental running room for demand--are tense about interest rates.

Fed Watch: As Economy Revs Up, All Eyes Are On Interest Rates

Capital 06.15.21

Fed Watch: As Economy Revs Up, All Eyes Are On Interest Rates

At stake in what the Fed signals is a lynchpin of new-home sales momentum that kicked into overdrive practically with the onset of COVID-19 in late winter 2020.