Economic

Is Home Construction Half What it Should Be?

Nationwide statistics show that since the last economic boom ended, construction of new residential units across the nation ran at roughly half the pace of the previous quarter century

New Report Details Factors Driving Housing Growth

According to a recent report, the national housing market has now regained enough momentum to provide an engine of growth for the US economy.

33 of 50 Largest Housing Markets Dominated by 10 or Less Builders

ProSales Magazine recently looked at a report from Metrostudy that indicates the nation’s 100 largest homebuilders accounted for 54% of all home sales closed in 2015.

Analyst: Shortage of Shelter Means Double Digit Growth Ahead

The following article is an interview with Ivy Zelman. Her sentiments that may be of particular interest to the components industry have been highlighted in bold.

Chart: 59% of Top 100 ProDealers Manufacture Components

Few questions more clearly define the business model of a ProSales 100 dealer than whether it just sells stuff or also makes and installs it.

Graphic: 2 Forces Currently Driving the Housing Market

Two time and volume frameworks run simultaneously in the minds of the nation's bigger home builders and developers.

Are Government Regulations Holding Housing Back?

Seemingly everyone applauds the recent surge in home prices as a positive sign for the economy. But, in fact, it isn’t. If anything, it’s a sign the federal government still hasn’t learned its lesson about excessive regulation.

Chart: Analyzing the Top 100 Builders in America

There's a day every year that the Builder 100--a survey-driven rankings of home building's largest companies by volume during the prior calendar year--comes to light. Today is that day.

Charts: 5 Indicators Reveal Housing's Future

Despite the lack of surging growth in homebuilding, economists are optimistic about the industry's future — especially now that the market has been able to move past the boom and bust ramifications.

Dallas Builders Experience 22% Surge in New Home Sales

Home sales are up 22% year-over-year in Dallas-Forth Worth in the first quarter of 2016 according to Dallas Business Journal staff writer Candace Carlisle, with 7,035 single-family homes sold.