Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.



Meritage Homes, orders, July, August, increase, 33 percent, 2012

Meritage Homes, orders, July, August, increase, 33 percent, 2012

News
September 14, 2012

Meritage Homes announced Wednesday that it had received orders for a net total (minus cancellations) of 784 homes in July and August of 2012.

News
September 14, 2012

Zelman & Associates announced today that David Platt has joined the firm as Managing Director.  With over 15 years of investment banking experience in M&A and financing transactions for a wide range of private, public and sponsor backed companies, Mr. Platt joins Zelman with responsibility to expand its Advisory & Capital Markets practice.

United States metro area diversity

United States metro area diversity

News
September 11, 2012

A study by Pennsylvania State University researchers, titled “Racial and Ethnic Diversity Goes Local: Charting Change in American Communities Over Three Decades”, outlined the changing patterns of racial and ethnic diversity in America.

NAHB, Improving Markets Index, IMI, September 2012, 99 metro areas

NAHB, Improving Markets Index, IMI, September 2012, 99 metro areas

News
September 10, 2012

The number of improving housing markets across the country rose to 99 in September, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released today.

Trulia, Price Monitor, Rent Monitor, August, 2012, turnaround, Las Vegas, Tucson

Trulia, Price Monitor, Rent Monitor, August, 2012, turnaround, Las Vegas, Tucson

News
September 05, 2012

For the seventh straight month, asking prices on for-sale homes showed an increase in August, rising 2.3 percent year-over-year according to the Trulia Price Monitor.

Trulia, 10, school district, attractive, most, least, elementary, children

Trulia, 10, school district, attractive, most, least, elementary, children

News
August 29, 2012

A recently completed study by Trulia analyzed elementary school districts across the nation to determine which attracted the most—and least—families and why.

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices continue to climb in June

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices continue to climb in June

News
August 28, 2012

More positive news for housing this morning, with Standard & Poor’s Case Shiller report showing that home prices rose 2.2 percent and 2.3 percent in its 10-city and 20-city composite indices in June.

News
August 24, 2012

According to a report by real estate website Zillow, the percent of homeowners with negative equity is on the decline. As of the second quarter, 30.9 percent of homeowners with a mortgage are underwater, down from 31.4 percent last quarter. 

Features
August 24, 2012

Americans have shown continued interest in buying and owning homes. The demand for new homes is real. We need to keep focused on removing obstacles to homeownership. The new QM, when it emerges, should not impede the market further.

new home sales, July 2012, rise, housing supply, record low, 3.6 percent

new home sales, July 2012, rise, housing supply, record low, 3.6 percent

News
August 23, 2012

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 372,000 units in July from an upwardly revised pace in the previous month, according to figures released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today.

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