Realtor.com’s key insights for homebuilders in 2018

Economists say increased residential housing starts are the key to solving the inventory crisis and softening home price growth, but even though single-family construction recently hit a 10-year high, builders are going to need more guidance and resour…

Housing Starts Rise in Surprise November

Home-building activity rose in a surprise November, with housing starts up 3.3 percent to a rate of 1,297,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts increased 5.3 percent to 930,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more […]

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Single-family housing construction hits 10-year high

Plagued by historically low inventory, the construction industry rallied in November with the construction of 930,000 single-family homes …

November jobs report may offer silver lining for inventory crisis

Economists have forecasted a strong 2018 housing market with increased inventory and lower home price growth, and the November employment situation report from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics just may support their predictions …

Forecast: Commercial to Grow ‘Moderately’ Through 2019

A recent forecast out of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate predicts moderate growth for the commercial real estate industry through 2019. The ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, a semi-annual projection based on survey responses, anticipates commercial real estate will see $450 billion in transaction volume in 2017 and […]

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Housing Starts Tumble in September

Home-building activity tumbled in September, with housing starts down 4.7 percent to a rate of 1,127,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 4.6 percent to 829,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more came in […]

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August housing starts confirm the shortage will rage on

After a promising series of starts and completions at the beginning of the summer, residential construction has begun to decline. This is an unwelcome piece of news for economists, real estate professionals and buyers alike …

July housing starts take turn for the worse

June’s housing starts report was heralded as “welcome news” by National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, who said increasing residential construction was the key to lowering home prices. This month, however, housing starts ha…

Housing Starts Get Tripped Up in July

Home-building activity unexpectedly tripped up in July, with housing starts down 4.8 percent to a rate of 1,155,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 0.5 percent to 856,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more […]

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July jobs report signals inventory relief ahead

After a string of less-than-stellar jobs reports earlier this summer, it seems that things are turning around for buyers just in time for the beginning of the fall buying season …