Industry Data + Research

The Smith family of Carlsbad, Calif., exists only on paper as a researcher's construct of the average home buyer. They are the typical dual-income, two-child household. But the impact of regulation on the cost of their…
When Fed chairman Alan Greenspan decides to slow the economy, the housing industry is always high on his list of targets. That's logical, since housing production is arguably the biggest driver of economic activity.…
Nineteen-ninety-nine’s top two areas in terms of sheer volume of new residential construction - Atlanta and Phoenix - have moved in opposite directions during the early months of the new year. Permit volume in Atlanta…

The nation’s unprecedented nine-year period of economic expansion has been good to a lot of industries, the housing industry included. As America’s workers and families have prospered, more and more people have been…

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