Policy

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?

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.

New Or Used: Housing's Public Enemy No. 1 Is The Public Itself

Policy 06.18.21

New Or Used: Housing's Public Enemy No. 1 Is The Public Itself

Much as they'd rather not face it if they don't have to, builders and their business partners face a critical challenge to get out of a victim-villain vicious circle, and start winning over voters.

A 20-Year Gap Of 5 Million Homes Not Built Defines '20s Challenge

Policy 06.17.21

A 20-Year Gap Of 5 Million Homes Not Built Defines '20s Challenge

In shock-therapy approach, the National Association of Realtors calls on lawmakers to call housing what it is ... infrastructure, and fund it accordingly.

Drought Shifts Wildfire's Fault Lines Into No Man's Land Buys

Land 06.14.21

Drought Shifts Wildfire's Fault Lines Into No Man's Land Buys

Arguments pro and con on the risks of development, where and where not to develop, who's got which rights to do what, etc., are the matters of power, money, and politics. Meanwhile, there's a housing affordability crisis.

A Tale Of Two Markets: Housing's Split Personality Challenges All

Policy 06.16.21

A Tale Of Two Markets: Housing's Split Personality Challenges All

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies annual analysis, "The State of The Nation's Housing 2021," releases today, diving deep in the data that tells housing's sharp divides.

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.

What Does Elon Musk Have To Do With The Price Of Land In Richmond?

Policy 05.13.21

What Does Elon Musk Have To Do With The Price Of Land In Richmond?

As America's bad-boy, genius, business mogul, innovator makes headlines, other matters -- like land -- are worth exploring too.

Policy 05.10.21

Builders' Dilemma: A Political Battle On UI, Or The Real Solution

Look at the big picture on the jobs and employment front and both the actual challenge and huge opportunity come clearer than in a one-month release.

Here's Housing Leaders' Big Challenge Amid Rising Tides

Policy 04.20.21

Here's Housing Leaders' Big Challenge Amid Rising Tides

Climate and flood risk tomorrow is one of housing business strategists' hardest, and ultimately, most high-reward opportunities today? Who'll strike first?