Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Industry Data & Research
Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.
If you’re building out a subdivision and have a preferred mortgage lender to ease the purchase process for your buyers, are you taking advantage of all the programs the lender offers?
Mortgage rates are expected to rise later this year. Builders catering to first-time buyers are expected to be the most affected. We asked three who build starter homes about the likely impact.
With homeownership at a record level of about 68%, a burning question among economists and housing industry watchers is how high it ultimately will go.
Census Bureau figures demonstrate just how massive the influx of immigrants has been in the United States.
While today’s low interest rates have added to consumers’ ability to keep buying homes, it might be time to read the tea leaves.
Construction loan debt is typically variable and tied to the prime rate, so the big drop in interest rates during the past year has benefited many builders and developers.
The projected 10% decline in starts won’t deal the industry a fatal blow
Money magazine is a pretty good gauge of the overall climate on Wall Street. So what, according to its December issue, is today’s best stock value? In an article titled “The Rock,” it is none other than the housing industry’s financial partner, Fannie ...
Fannie Mae economist David Berson concedes that the U.S. economy is in a recession but says it likely will be short and that the recovery, by the second half of 2002, should be strong.
Fannie Mae’s chief economist explains why the current downturn might not be so hard on home builders.