News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Remodeling Growth Likely to Slow Into Early 2015, JCHS Predicts
Remodeling/ July 24, 2014
The growth rate for pro-worthy remodeling projects will slow going into 2015′s first quarter, but overall spending for the 12 months ending next spring still will mark a 7% gain, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University forecast today. The center’s Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), predicts spending during the four quarters through 1Q15 will total $143.5 billion. That’s a few billion dollars below the two previous rolling four-quarter totals. Click here to read the full story on Remodeling.Read More
Study: 85% Fail To Connect Their Content To Business Value
Demand Gen Report / July 21, 2014
Forrester Research unveiled the results of its latest study, which revealed that while many B2B marketers are embracing content marketing, many are still early on in the journey from product-focused to relationship-building content. According to the survey, 85% of B2B marketers fail to connect content activity to business value, even though roughly half (51%) of those surveyed state their content marketing strategies are mature. This ultimately prevents marketers from retaining customers and creating long-term relationships, according to the research. Click here to read the fullRead More
Builder / July 7, 2014
What’s happening in Vegas? Greg Gross, Metrostudy regional director for Northern California and Nevada, explains the steady return to a new normal for a Sin City, a housing crash epicenter, and Nor Cal’s affordability struggle in his market overview at the 2014 Housing Leadership Summit.Read More
Builder / June 30, 2014
Are the days of being able to purchase a new home in Dallas-Fort Worth under $200,000 soon to be gone?
At Hanley Wood’s Housing leadership summit last month I spoke about how the housing recovery has been led by the move-up price points. I also spoke about the supply constraints facing the Dallas-Fort Worth market and how it is rapidly driving up the price of lots and new homes. Builders and developers have appropriately focused their new developments in the move up price ranges. Starts are now back to the peak level of 2006 for homes priced over $300,000 and lot deliveries are exceeding theRead More
Builder / June 26,2014
Raleigh is catching up to its pre-crash norms with just 25% of lot supply meeting housing demand this year. In this market overview from the 2014 Housing Leadership Summit, Metrostudy’s Jay Colvin explains that although this North Carolina market felt a similar downturn to the rest of the county with 65-70% decrease in volume, it has regained all jobs lost since the recession.Read More
Builder / June, 2014
Thinking of retiring to Florida? According to Metrostudy’s Tony Polito, fewer baby boomers are Florida-bound, which will impact coastal markets in the coming years. In his market overview, Polito explains that although Sarasota has stayed strong with significant migration from the New York Metro Area, Tampa remains one of the toughest markets with numbers down and prices up.Read More
Builder / June 4, 2014
Builders in Broward County are getting creative by converting old golf courses into lots to meet constrained supply, explains Metrostudy’s David Cobb in his market overview at the 2014 Housing Leadership Summit. The five diverse submarkets and eight counties that make up South Florida are seeing concentrated housing starts, affordable home building on the Treasure Coast, and steady growth in the region.