There is a veritable geyser of data tracking housing today. From existing-home sales, to house prices, to new-home permits, to starts—housing metrics abound.
Number Crunch: March 2008
A builder in need can use numbers indeed.
House sale swaps among users across six Web sites geared toward this new trend. The Wall Street Journal reported homeowners are connecting with other sellers to swap purchases. I'll buy your house if you buy mine.
People who attended the 2008 International Builder's Show in Orlando, Fla., in February. More than 1,900 exhibitors packed 1 million-plus square feet of exhibit space, NAHB reports. That's one big crowd.
Year the House of Tomorrow at Disneyland closed. But fans of the home can breathe a sigh of relief; Disneyland and Taylor Morrison are building a successor called Innoventions Dream Home set to debut in May.
The selling price of movie producer Sidney Kimmel's oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Fla. The house is more than 30,000 square feet and has an atrium, a pool, a two-bedroom guest house, a five-car garage and two pool cabanas. Any takers?
Will green get wild? A recent AIA poll revealed that 90 percent of registered voters said they would be willing to pay $5,000 more for a house that would use less energy.
Technical Olympic USA filed for Chapter 11 on Jan. 29 and has plans to restructure the company.
The annualized GDP growth between third and fourth quarters 2007 dropped from 4.9 percent to 0.6 percent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, annualized GDP growth stood at 2.2 percent for 2007, down from 2.9 in 2006.