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.
Brad Hunter / Metrostudy / June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015 – The government’s June report on housing starts showed an 11.1% decline, but that was on the heels of an incredibly strong report the previous month.
We at Metrostudy have just completed another complete count of builder activity and new-home supply in markets all around the nation, and it provides strong quantitative evidence that the demand for new homes is still recovering, albeit slowly. Furthermore, builders in most markets are confident that this slow-motion rebound will continue. That is why builder confidence has improved and lot development is up 21.5% comparedRead More
Dionne Searcey / The New York Times / February 24, 2015
The spacious new homes that Toll Brothers, one of the nation’s top builders, is constructing on 463 acres 30 miles west of downtown Philadelphia may represent just one small slice of new-home construction, but they also tell a larger story of an economy that is increasingly driven by the needs and desires of the nation’s most affluent consumers.
“There are big barriers to homeownership for lower-income households,” said Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, an online real estate company. “More homes have been selling in the million-dollar-plus range as the economy has recovered,Read More