Experts: New Homes Have ‘Plenty of Runway’ in 2015


A proliferation of data and new data analysis methods are changing the way builders buy, sell and develop...

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10- & 20-City Case-Shiller Composites Expected to Show Declines In Jan. From Dec.


The December S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data released this week showed healthy home price appreciation...

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Key Takeaways from the January New Home Sales Report


New home sales fell 0.2 percent in January, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, to 481,000 (SAAR). The...

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Case-Shiller: Housing Made 'Great Strides' in 2014, but Rental Market a Problem


Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) December...

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Experts: New Homes Have ‘Plenty of Runway’ in 2015
February 27, 2015

A proliferation of data and new data analysis methods are changing the way builders buy, sell and develop vacant land, according to experts, and builders are cautiously optimistic that easier credit and more flexibility will help the new homes market rebound in 2015. Several groups of real estate experts, executives of large residential builders and […]

10- & 20-City Case-Shiller Composites Expected to Show Declines In Jan. From Dec.
February 27, 2015

The December S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data released this week showed healthy home price appreciation largely at pace with prior months, with annual growth in the U.S. National Index at 4.6 percent in December. Annual appreciation in home values as measured by SPCS has been less than 5 percent for the past four months. We anticipate this […]

Key Takeaways from the January New Home Sales Report
February 25, 2015

New home sales fell 0.2 percent in January, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, to 481,000 (SAAR). The median price of new homes sold in January edged down 0.1 percent to $299,100, the second consecutive month of lower prices. New home sales fell 0.2 percent in January, to 481,000 at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate (SAAR), […]

Case-Shiller: Housing Made 'Great Strides' in 2014, but Rental Market a Problem
February 24, 2015

Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) December 10- and 20-City Composites rose 4.3 and 4.5 percent, respectively, on a year-over-year basis. The U.S. National Index rose 4.6 percent year-over-year. Today’s data were in line with Zillow’s forecasts, released last month. On a seasonally adjusted (SA) monthly basis, the 10- […]

Key Takeaways from the January Existing Home Sales Report
February 23, 2015

A 5.1 percent monthly decline in single-family home sales helped push overall existing home sales down in January from December, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median price of existing homes sold in January was $215,000, up from $213,000 in December and $202,000 a year ago. Given monthly and yearly declines in January […]

The Rent is Still Too Damn High – And Getting Higher
February 19, 2015

January’s fastest growing rental markets included Denver, Kansas City, Nashville, Portland and Charlotte. U.S. rents were up 3.3 percent year-over-year in January, near the historical norm. But rents are rising much more rapidly in some markets. Annual rental appreciation peaked after the housing bust in September 2012 at 6.3 percent. In January, national home values […]

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