Economic

Infographic: 2016 Single-Family Starts Predicted to Rise 14.6%

Every national housing economist is forecasting significant growth for 2016. In fact, Metrostudy’s Chief Economist, Brad Hunter, expects new housing starts YOY to rise 14.6%. 

Is Multifamily Declining to its Equilibrium Point?

 The decline in the MPI and the slight uptick in the MVI may be a reflection of the multifamily market slowly edging closer to its long-term equilibrium point post-recession.

1/3 of Companies in Construction Industry Functionally Bankrupt?

I think more than a third of the companies in the construction industry are functionally bankrupt and looking for a way out.

Is Multi-Family Housing Boom Nearing its End?

 Economists say the tide might be turning away from apartments and toward single-family homes.

Mentoring Included in 4 Tips to Solving Your Labor Issues

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of construction industry workers is 42.8, with young workers under 34 accounting for less than one third of the total workforce.

Metrostudy Predicts 1.2M Starts, Identifies Top 2016 Markets

Metrostudy announced today the release of its fourth quarter 2015 Home Building Outlook detailing housing construction trends nationwide.

Top 20 Cities Focused on New Construction

The folks at Dodge Data sorted through building data for the nation’s largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas to find the 20 places where the most money was spent on new construction in 2015.

DR Horton Remains Biggest Homebuilder in Biggest US Market

According to a study by Residential Studies Inc., the top 10 home builders in the Dallas-Fort Worth (D-FW) area accounted for almost half of the single family starts from 2015.

Does Creative Truss Design Now Qualify for the R&D Tax Credit?

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit now includes a key modification that will greatly expand the number of companies that can claim it.

Don't Panic: Why There Won't Be a Recession in 2016

Global equities have started 2016 by falling within points of a bear market, and a number of market participants are now asking whether this is just a blip on the way higher or the start of something worse