Ups and Downs for New Home Construction

Metrostudy and Builder Online share that housing starts rose by 6.3% in September, which places activity 17.8% above September of last year. What obstacles are new home construction facing, and what’s playing in its favor? The challenging The recession brought a great number of people who now...

Top Markets for New Construction

Metrostudy's latest research shows that several markets in the south are up, both based on prior quarter results, and year ago, including Charlotte, Atlanta, Texas, and South Florida. Metrostudy is calling for an 18% increase in single-family housing starts next year, based on an expectation of...

A New Trend in Aging in Place

NAHB recently conducted a survey on what current homebuyers consider important. In-home elevators ranked extremely low on the list; however builders are using their own intuition as aging in place becomes more and more popular. Baby boomers now represent the largest age group in the country,...

Do Consumers Prefer New Homes to Existing?

Builder Online says yes, naming larger closets, open floor plans, and roomy kitchen islands seen as big draws. Ironically, according to a new survey from Trulia, twice as many American consumers prefer a newly built home but are reluctant to pay extra for new. Forty-one percent of...

Why Should You Buy New?

According to a recent article on Zillow.com, the real estate market has picked up in many parts of the country. Though lots of buyers are out shopping, inventory is still low. Many national and local homebuilders are buying land, getting plans drawn, and starting construction...

Are New Homes Getting Smaller? Not In Atlanta!

We recently came across an article called Metrostudy Analysis: Are New Homes Getting Smaller? The article, posted in National Housing Market cites that there has been a lot of press over the last few years about a shift from the “traditional” single-family house to a more...