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New Coverage to Benefit Housing Industry Leaders in Pacific Northwest
February 19, 2014 (Houston) – Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, announced today that it is expanding its housing research operations to include the greater Seattle market. The move is part of Metrostudy’s continuing plans to expand its national coverage and enhance its existing analysis of the Seattle region. Seattle area builders, developers, lenders, and building product manufacturers will now have access to Metrostudy’s lot-by-lot, project-by-project research methodology.
“With four decades ofRead More
Brad Hunter / Metrostudy / February 13, 2014
Metrostudy has just completed its comprehensive year-end 2013 nationwide research. This research note summarizes the high-level findings that have come back from the field. The research is at the subdivision level, where Metrostudy’s field researchers count activity on the ground, lot by lot and house by house. Metrostudy counts actual starts, inventory, lot supplies, move-ins and other key statistics every quarter in 30,000 subdivisions nationwide. The company deploys a team of 350 trained researchers to count every start, lot, and inventory home in every subdivisionRead More
Jonathan Smoke / HW.com / January 27, 2014
The Commerce Department reported preliminary data on December new home sales this morning. Economists had been expecting a decline of 2% from the 464,000 rate initially reported for November. Instead, the December number came in at 414,000, a decline of 7% from a revised November rate of 445,000.
The initial reaction from analysts and journalists was that this was affirming the view that the housing market weakened in the fourth quarter, presumably from higher mortgage rates and a colder than normal December. While published mortgage rates were indeed higher in December (averageRead More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 18, 2013) – Hanley Wood LLC, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential and commercial design and construction industries, announced today the expansion of Metrostudy’s strategic consulting services division. The company has appointed Bradley Hunter Metrostudy’s Director of Consulting to lead its nationwide expansion.
With over 25 years experience in real estate analysis and local market economic forecasting, Hunter is a full member of the Urban Land Institute where he serves on theRead More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 8, 2013) — Remodeling and replacement projects continue to come in stronger than originally expected based on the latest release of the Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company. The seasonally adjusted third quarter national composite of the RRI registered a score of 93.3, which was a 2 percent improvement over the upwardly revised second quarter result of 91.3.
The increase quarter-to-quarter was the seventh consecutive improvement after the industry experienced declines in 2011 and bottomed out after peaking in 2007.Read More