Homes by the Millions ‘Missing’ Thanks to Underbuilding

With building halted in the recession and construction at insufficient levels since, there is a 6.3 million deficit in the housing stock, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. From 2008 on, there have been 1.9 approved building permits (single-family) per 1,000 people—but, historically, the number has been 3.9. According to the analysis, if […]

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How the Trump tariffs are affecting US homebuyers

The Trump administration’s trade policy is putting greater strains on an already inventory-starved real estate market and driving up home prices, according to a trio of real estate economists.

Don’t mess with Texas — its population is the fastest growing in the US

Texas and its strong business engine seems to be successfully wooing growing numbers of the population to its larger cities such as San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth.

Economic Forecast: Expectations High, but Less Long-Term Optimism

The latest Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Economic Forecast predicts modest fluctuations across the board for 27 economic/real estate indicators. The three-year forecast is completed semi-annually, surveying over 48 economists and analysts at 36 real estate organizations. A leading concern? Rising interest rates. ULI forecasts interest rates to be 0.4 percent higher in 2018 […]

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Zillow quietly charging big builders for listing exposure

Since 2016, Zillow Group has been tapping into a new revenue stream by charging high-volume builders to post new-home listings on all of the company’s websites, which include Zillow.com and Trulia, the two most popular home search portals, Inman recent…

Realtor.com’s ‘State of the Housing Union’ calls for new construction boost

“Builders will need to focus more on homes geared for moderate incomes,” said realtor.com senior economist Joe Kirchner …

These luxury agents are making bank using new site for pocket listings

Harris and Parnes are seeing their sales volume double with the help of ThePLS.com, a pocket listing service launched by L.A. luxury firm The Agency in August …

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 …

North America will lead world in new housing construction through 2021

Meanwhile, the study also notes that China and India will drive 43 percent of all new housing development, continuing a streak …

2018 Forecast: Affordable Homes in the Suburbs

In 2018, anticipate home-building will shift to the suburbs, according to a forecast recently released by Zillow. Cheaper construction costs, coupled with demand for entry-level homes, is expected to lead to increased inventory in the suburbs. “We’re on the other side of the housing recovery, and the real estate market looks quite different than it […]

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