In The News

Respected business news and trade media outlets turn to our team for clarification on important and timely issues. John Burns regularly appears on national TV and major media discussing current housing industry topics, and many of our leaders are featured regularly in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, and USA Today. Below are some of the most recent and notable headlines.

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Notable Headlines

 

Losing Water, Califiornia Tries to Stay Atop Economic Wave

Losing Water, Califiornia Tries to Stay Atop Economic Wave

NY Times, August 2015

Despite the drought, communities are pushing ahead with plans for new housing, with advocates saying there will be enough water to meet the demand.

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John Paulson Is Starting to Cash In on His Big Land Grab

John Paulson Is Starting to Cash In on His Big Land Grab

Bloomberg, August 2015

Hedge-fund manager John Paulson, who made billions wagering against subprime mortgages, has started to profit from a U.S. housing bet that took longer to ripen: owning land.

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Renting detached homes is an untapped market

Renting detached homes is an untapped market

Business Insider, August 2015

Builders and developers will now start building more detached homes for rent.

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This is why millennials will never grow up

This is why millennials will never grow up

MW Market Watch, August 2015

Your grown-up children may never hit many of the milestones you’ve come to associate with adulthood — and you can blame their crushing student loan debt for that.

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How much will Bay Area homes cost a year from now?

How much will Bay Area homes cost a year from now?

SF Chronicle, August 2015

Homes like this one in San Francisco are continuing to sell well, and most experts say Bay Area housing prices will be rising over the next year. Many are more cautious about long-term forecasts.

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Home Sales in Orange County Hit 10-year High

Home Sales in Orange County Hit 10-year High

Builder Online, July 2015

The Orange County (Calif.) Register staffer Marilyn Kalfus delivers a mid-year report on the local housing market, where home sales topped $11 billion in the first half –the most in a decade.

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Arizona firm enters Chicago, snaps up Orleans Homebuilders

Arizona firm enters Chicago, snaps up Orleans Homebuilders

Chicago Tribune, July 2015

Taylor Morrison, an Arizona-based homebuilder in an expansion mode, has acquired the assets of Orleans Homebuilders in Chicago and two other markets for $166 million.

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Dead U.S. Exurbs Are Staging Comebacks

Dead U.S. Exurbs Are Staging Comebacks

Bloomberg, July 2015

Erica Luna’s commute eats almost four hours out of her workday, and means no messing around with the snooze button at 4 a.m.

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Will Chinese buyers flee or flood US housing?

Will Chinese buyers flee or flood US housing?

CNBC, July 2015

Turmoil in the Chinese stock market could have a quick and direct effect on U.S. housing.

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Surging rent will turn a lot of renters into buyers

Surging rent will turn a lot of renters into buyers

Business Insider, July 2015

Rents in the highest-quality apartments rose 4.4% last year, including an 8.0% jump in one West Coast portfolio.

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Big investors buy fewer homes but see bigger gains

Big investors buy fewer homes but see bigger gains

CNBC, July 2015

Some credit them with saving the housing market. Others blame them for taking advantage of a crisis and bullying real homebuyers out of the American Dream.

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DESIGN TRENDS: WHAT BUYERS LOVE IN KITCHENS AND BATHS

DESIGN TRENDS: WHAT BUYERS LOVE IN KITCHENS AND BATHS

Builder Magazine, June 2015

Consumers often rate the kitchen as the most important room in the home, and with good reason….

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Rising Mortgage Rates to Test Housing Market’s Strength

Rising Mortgage Rates to Test Housing Market’s Strength

Wall Street Journal, June 2015

The housing market could be in for a bumpy ride as mortgage rates climb.

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The US household formation boom will fuel construction for years

The US household formation boom will fuel construction for years

Business Insider, June 2015

If you want an industry with a great long-term outlook, consider construction.

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Why aren’t more homes being built?

Why aren’t more homes being built?

CNBC, June 2015

The supply of existing homes for sale is incredibly short, and while builders are starting to construct more homes than they did a year ago, they are still producing well below normal volumes.

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The timing is right for a merger, two Southland home builders say

The timing is right for a merger, two Southland home builders say

LA Times, June 2015

More than once, the chief executives of Southern California home builders Standard Pacific Corp. and Ryland Group Inc. talked about whether they should combine their operations.

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America’s most undervalued markets

America’s most undervalued markets

MPA Mag, June 2015

It’s no surprise that rustbelt cities have floundered in the wake of factory closures and businesses moving manufacturing overseas, and that continues to have an adverse effect on housing prices.

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Denver developers can’t get lots to market fast enough

Denver developers can’t get lots to market fast enough

Denver Post, June 2015

Homebuilder David Sinkey looked into his crystal ball about 30 months ago and a disturbing vision appeared.

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Denver housing: Rocky Mountain high and HOT

Denver housing: Rocky Mountain high and HOT

CNBC, May 2015

When Christopher Simmons began shopping for a home in Denver six months ago, he had no idea the risk and the frustration it would take to get one.

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A house that thumbs its nose at the drought

A house that thumbs its nose at the drought

Yahoo Homes, May 2015

Imagine a home that could recycle two-thirds of the water it uses. No need to imagine.

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Not saving early for college tuition is everyone’s problem. Here’s why

Not saving early for college tuition is everyone’s problem. Here’s why

The Guardian, May 2015

BlackRock’s Rick Rieder takes a strictly pragmatic perspective on the broader consequences of parents not thinking long-term

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Why You Should Care About the Rising Cost of College

Why You Should Care About the Rising Cost of College

Nasdaq, April 2015

It’s nearly graduation season, and that means it’s as good a time as any to weigh in on why you should care about rising college costs, even if paying for tuition and paying back student loans won’t ever be on your to-do list.

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Renters Are Staying Put

Renters Are Staying Put

The New York Times, April 2015

High rents and more affordable mortgages are not persuading more renters to buy, according to a new study.

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New-Home Sales Trend Looks Solid

New-Home Sales Trend Looks Solid

WSJ, April 2015

Builder optimism, year-over-year gains suggest strong start to spring selling season

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New-home opportunities available for buyers willing to wait

New-home opportunities available for buyers willing to wait

Washington Post, March 2015

If you’re interested in buying a newly constructed house in the Washington region, you’ll find plenty of options in a variety of price ranges.

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More Home Builders Say This Spring Smells Rosy

More Home Builders Say This Spring Smells Rosy

Wall Street Journal, March 2015

More signs have emerged that the current spring home-selling season is off to a far better start for the home-building industry than at this time last year.

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How tiny mortgage rate moves can buy you a lot

How tiny mortgage rate moves can buy you a lot

CNBC, March 2015

It may seem like mortgage rates have been vacillating in a tight range, brushing up against 4 percent on the 30-year fixed and then falling back. Rates, however, are still considerably lower than they were a year ago.

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

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

Zillow, February 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.

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Consumer Confidence Lifting Home Sales

Consumer Confidence Lifting Home Sales

Wall Street Journal, February 2015

The housing market has been disappointing in the past year, with sales essentially flat. But there are signs that the market is starting to stir.

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Sales Slow At Top 20 Master Planned Communities

Sales Slow At Top 20 Master Planned Communities

Professional Builder, February 2015

But while those numbers indicate a drop from 2013, the group still outperformed home sales nationwide, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

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How a Two-Tier Economy Is Reshaping the U.S. Marketplace

How a Two-Tier Economy Is Reshaping the U.S. Marketplace

Wall Street Journal, January 2015

Five years ago, Quadrant Homes churned out starter houses in the Seattle area with an average sales price of $269,000 and the marketing slogan, “More House, Less Money.”

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St. Charles, MD Reports Sales of 250 New Homes in 2014

St. Charles, MD Reports Sales of 250 New Homes in 2014

Yahoo Finance, January 2015

The St. Charles Companies reported 250 new home sales for the year, the third year in a row of more than 200 new home sales contracts…

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Empty-nester boom offers boon for builders in Washington region

Empty-nester boom offers boon for builders in Washington region

Washington Post, January 2015

Baby boomers Julie Healy and her husband, Vladimir Leonov, have plenty of energy and mobility now. But…

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Housing Market’s Foundations Crack

Housing Market’s Foundations Crack

Wall Street Journal, December 2014

Sales of New and Existing Homes Look Less Than Inspiring

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How low gas prices fuel the housing market

How low gas prices fuel the housing market

NBR/CNBC, December 2014

The huge drop in gasoline prices is just the boost the housing market needs heading into 2015.

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One Big US Industry Will Be Happy To See Energy Companies Lay Off Workers

One Big US Industry Will Be Happy To See Energy Companies Lay Off Workers

Business Insider, December 2014

Laborers in the US energy industry are nervously watching crashing oil prices as they wonder what persistently low prices could mean for their jobs.

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Life stages influence housing plans

Life stages influence housing plans

Chicago Tribune, November 2014

The share of 25- to 29-year-olds who are married is down, way down…

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2014 ULI Fall Meeting Quick Takeaways

2014 ULI Fall Meeting Quick Takeaways

Urban Land Institute, November 2014

Generally speaking, the industry is experiencing a bright recovery and the outlook continues to be positive for real estate development and housing, though there is still a wide abundance of caution and avoidance of over-optimism regarding appreciation.

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Bay Area Land Deal Shows Dirt Prices Still High

Bay Area Land Deal Shows Dirt Prices Still High

Wall Street Journal, November 2014

A venture led by developer Trumark Homes is paying roughly $200 million for 184 acres of raw land in the hill country east of the Bay Area in a sign that demand remains strong for land in the top housing markets.

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Will this get millennials to buy homes?

Will this get millennials to buy homes?

CNN Money, October 2014

One Wall Street firm has an idea that’s raising eyebrows: forgive some student debt for first-time homebuyers.

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Homebuilders Offer Freebies as Booming U.S. Markets Cool

Homebuilders Offer Freebies as Booming U.S. Markets Cool

Bloomberg, October 2014

Joseph Beben wasn’t in the market for a house until he heard about a year-old community in suburban Phoenix where 10 homebuilders are offering buyers incentives such as swimming pools, built-in barbecues and subsidized mortgage rates.

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Democrats’ new villain: Student debt

Democrats’ new villain: Student debt

MSNBC, October 2014

Democrats in tight races have found a new villain this election cycle: student debt.

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Consumer Watch: Bending bummer, Blackberry’s latest & Student loans

Consumer Watch: Bending bummer, Blackberry’s latest & Student loans

Fox 4, September 2014

Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more problems Apple’s newest iPhone is creating the latest concerns.

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Millennials holding back housing recovery?

Millennials holding back housing recovery?

CNBC, September 2014

Discussing how student debt is holding back first time home buyers, with Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO, and CNBC’s Diana Olick.

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Weighing The Week Ahead: Should Stock Investors Fear Current ‘Divergences’?

Weighing The Week Ahead: Should Stock Investors Fear Current ‘Divergences’?

Nasdaq, September 2014

In the wake of the FOMC meeting and the IPO hype, we face a week with little new information – the lull before earnings season. This sort of vacuum makes it difficult to predict the week ahead, but I have an interesting idea:

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What’s behind the housing summer slump?

What’s behind the housing summer slump?

Fox Business, August 2014

John Burns Real Estate Consulting CEO John Burns weighs in on the latest housing data.

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After losing their homes in the foreclosure crisis, boomerang buyers are back

After losing their homes in the foreclosure crisis, boomerang buyers are back

Washington Post, August 2014

Chris Noblejas, a former real estate agent, got hit by a double whammy during the housing crisis.

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San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

Los Angeles Times, August 2014

Aa groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro.

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New-Home Slowdown Pressures Recovery

New-Home Slowdown Pressures Recovery

Wall Street Journal, July 2014

Demand for new homes slowed sharply during the first half, a development that threatens to reverberate beyond the housing market and throughout the broader economy.

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Volatile Phoenix housing: A cautionary tale

Volatile Phoenix housing: A cautionary tale

Yahoo Homes, July 2014

Phoenix is a lesson in housing abuse. From boom to bust, to recovery to relapse, Phoenix housing is forever rising and falling, and now it is falling again. The rest of the nation should take notice.

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Chinese Lead Way as Foreigners Step Up Purchases of U.S. Homes

Chinese Lead Way as Foreigners Step Up Purchases of U.S. Homes

Wall Street Journal, July 2014

Foreign Purchases of U.S. Residential Real Estate Jumped 35% Last Year

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Starter Homes in Demand With Builder LGI Shares Soaring

Starter Homes in Demand With Builder LGI Shares Soaring

Bloomberg, June 2014

Cheryl Pate-Yow rushed to LGI Homes Inc.’s sales office south of Houston the day after receiving a mailer that said she could own a new home for $689 a month, only $24 more than rent on her one-bedroom apartment.

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Retirement moves make a comeback

Retirement moves make a comeback

USA Today, June 2014

Retirement moves, which dropped sharply during the worst of the recession, are making a comeback.

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Condo Towers Rise From Boston to L.A. in U.S. Rebound

Condo Towers Rise From Boston to L.A. in U.S. Rebound

Bloomberg, June 2014

For the first time since the U.S. housing crash, new condominium towers are sprouting in downtown Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles as developers bet on the return of the riskiest type of residential real estate.

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Homeseller Reluctance Worsens US Home Inventory Shortage

Homeseller Reluctance Worsens US Home Inventory Shortage

Bloomberg, May 2014

Jaimie Adler said it’s getting cramped in the Lexington, Massachusetts, house she shares with her husband, two daughters and an au pair who occupies the former office. They’d sell, Adler said, if more homes were on the market in the Boston suburb.

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Regulatory issues hurting the housing market?

Regulatory issues hurting the housing market?

Fox Business, May 2014

John Burns Real Estate Consulting founder John Burns on the outlook for the housing market.

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The ripple effects of housing’s fading rebound

The ripple effects of housing’s fading rebound

CNBC, May 2014

The housing rebound is fading. And it may be awhile before it gets a second wind.

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American Households With Adult Children Are Still On The Rise

American Households With Adult Children Are Still On The Rise

Business Insider, April 2014

Why are household formations so low? Because 1.2 million more adults live with their parents than just 8 years ago!

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Buyers in survey crave dining rooms, tubs

Buyers in survey crave dining rooms, tubs

Chicago Tribune, April 2014

Homebuilders, don’t touch that bathtub! Keep your paws off the dining room too.

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Wanted: Employed 25- to 34-Year-Olds to Buy Houses

Wanted: Employed 25- to 34-Year-Olds to Buy Houses

Businessweek, March 2014

It’s hard to expect much of a lift for housing amid a dearth of fresh, real demand—not just demand from investors and speculators.

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Construction and sales of new houses in D.C. area are rising

Construction and sales of new houses in D.C. area are rising

Washington Post, March 2014

Construction and sales of new houses in the Washington region have rebounded since the Great Recession, when activity slowed considerably, and analysts are expecting both to continue rising this year.

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Surging Home Prices Are a Double-Edged Sword

Surging Home Prices Are a Double-Edged Sword

Wall Street Journal, March 2014

Affordability Troubles Grow, Especially for First-Time Buyers

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Blackstone-Fueled Single-Family Home Boom Lifts Chicago

Blackstone-Fueled Single-Family Home Boom Lifts Chicago

Bloomberg, February 2014

The world’s largest alternative-asset manager is among investors buying distressed properties in the Chicago area after private-equity and hedge-fund firms helped send property values surging in hard-hit markets such as Phoenix and Atlanta.

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First-time home buyers already burdened by debt often need help to qualify for mortgages

First-time home buyers already burdened by debt often need help to qualify for mortgages

Washington Post, February 2014

Heavy student-debt loads, persistent employment troubles stemming from the recession and newly toughened mortgage underwriting standards…

 

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Think Millennials are stalling the housing market?

Think Millennials are stalling the housing market?

HousingWire, January 2014

Think again. They have nothing on reluctant thirty-somethings.

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Santa’s Gift to Builders: Higher Home Prices

Santa’s Gift to Builders: Higher Home Prices

Wall Street Journal, January 2014

Did home builders regain their pricing mojo in December?

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Home building back to historic levels in some cities

Home building back to historic levels in some cities

USA Today, January 2014

Cities that are leading the nation in home building have land available for development, pent-up demand for housing, and strong economies and job growth.

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How long will Houston boom last? Top 5 real estate predictions for 2014

How long will Houston boom last? Top 5 real estate predictions for 2014

Culturemap Houston, December 2013

Houston’s real estate market is one of the hottest in the world. Nothing this good lasts forever and some say job growth won’t be as strong next year. But the boom is not over yet.

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On the House: Some analysts fear housing is losing steam

On the House: Some analysts fear housing is losing steam

Philly.com, December 2013

The last three months – he is referring to September, October, and November – “have been characterized by slowing sales and a rising percentage of greedy sellers dropping price to generate activity.”

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Southern California is Running Out of New Homes to Sell

Southern California is Running Out of New Homes to Sell

Business Insider, December 2013

Good luck finding a new home to buy in Southern California these days-the supply of new home projects open and selling in Southern California is currently at a 20-year low.

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Home prices continue steady rise, as sales slow

Home prices continue steady rise, as sales slow

The Baltimore Sun, December 2013

Home prices in the Baltimore metro region continued a slow and steady climb in November, while sales grew sluggish, a seasonal trend exacerbated by economic uncertainty.

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The Predictions Issue: 2014

The Predictions Issue: 2014

Miami Agent, December 2013

Will Miami’s market continue its current pace toward recovery? Yes. Overall, we expect Miami’s housing market to experience steady growth. However, lack of affordability and minimal developable land will constrain sales velocity and likely push home prices even higher. We are projecting steady price appreciation in Miami’s market…

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New home sales heat up

New home sales heat up

Fox Business, December 2013

John Burns Real Estate Consulting CEO John Burns on 440,000 new home sales in October.

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US Builders Concerned Over Impact of Weak Home Sales in October

US Builders Concerned Over Impact of Weak Home Sales in October

Realty Biz News, December 2013

A recent survey of builders carried out by John Burns Real Estate Consulting has revealed that sales of new homes in October fell by 8% compared to September, and by 6% compared to a year earlier. This is the second consecutive month in which this survey has shown…

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Weak October Sales Have Home Builders Fretting About Spring

Weak October Sales Have Home Builders Fretting About Spring

Wall Street Journal, November 2013

Weak sales tallies in October mean home builders face a winter full of worry.

A monthly survey of builders across the U.S. by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, a housing research and advisory firm, has found that respondents’ sales of new homes declined…

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