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In One Fell Swoop, Dream Finders Joins Building's Big Leagues

Land 09.14.21

In One Fell Swoop, Dream Finders Joins Building's Big Leagues

Patrick Zalupski's latest coup -- landing a $475 million deal for Texas powerhouse MHI Partners -- underscores a meteoric rise to multiregional relevance as a homebuilding power player.

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.

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.

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?

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.

2020 Census: Fast-Changing Households Hold Keys To 2030

Land 08.17.21

2020 Census: Fast-Changing Households Hold Keys To 2030

An underlying, strategically critical question for market-rate housing leaders: How geared are their organizations, designs, land plans, and price offerings for 'explosive' diversity in household composition?

Tertiary No Longer: How The Pandemic Reset Small Town USA

Land 07.20.21

Tertiary No Longer: How The Pandemic Reset Small Town USA

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com emerging housing markets index for the Summer of '21 heatmaps pandemic-era boomtowns.

Homebuilding's '20 Scorecard Shows Heat In These Hotspots

Land 07.12.21

Homebuilding's '20 Scorecard Shows Heat In These Hotspots

Broad sweep of Census divisions highlights macro migration magnets, spotlighting natural appeal, affordability, and tech augmented job center mobility.

Sneak Peak: As Sales Top Out, Signs Of Softening Multiply

Marketing & Sales 07.01.21

Sneak Peak: As Sales Top Out, Signs Of Softening Multiply

Keeping an eye on new-home "search" behavior offers a smart way to take stock on signals versus noise in the next several months.

Managed Retreats, Maybe So, But, Not Where We Build

Land 07.19.21

Managed Retreats, Maybe So, But, Not Where We Build

The impacts of natural hazards -- as destructive as they'd been -- have not seemed to alter land values and property development. Is a change coming?