Economic

NAHB Chief Economist's Housing Outlook for 2014

While the year 2013 ended on a weak note for housing, the statistics for year-end totals reveal a strong performance for home building. 

Construction Labor Shortages Looming

At the end of the year, growth figures in employment for construction and manufacturing were mixed, but the outlook for 2014 was positive.

Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies Led by Oil & Gas Production

As nationwide growth accelerates, more and more local economies are expected to grow as well; these are America’s fastest growing economies.

Top 10 Home Construction Potential: Medium Metro Areas

NerdWallet analyzed the top 100 most populous metro areas to determine which have characteristics that are favorable to homebuyers.  Here are the top 10 medium-sized metro areas for homeownership.

Top 10 Multifamily Construction Metros for 2014

Though Washington, D.C. will see the most new units in 2014, with 19,279 scheduled for completion, some secondary metros are really raising the roof, according to MPF Research.

Top 10 Home Construction Potential: Small Metro Areas

NerdWallet analyzed the top 100 most populous metro areas to determine which have characteristics that are favorable to homebuyers.  Here are the top 10 small metro areas for homeownership.

2013 New Home Sales Increased 16.4%

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000 units in December; home sales in 2013 were up 16.4 percent over the previous year.

Top 10 Hottest Residential Construction Markets in 2014

​From Oakland, Calif., to Memphis, Tenn., these major metro areas are expected to see the biggest increase in home prices this year, according to CoreLogic Case-Shiller's latest home price forecast.

Under-30 Crowd Creating Systemic Shift Toward Multifamily

America’s under-30 crowd is struggling with student debt, remaining unmarried and unemployed or underemployed. They also have a very strange relationship with housing.

Fight Over Fannie & Freddie Could Be Costly

As Congress figures out what to do with Fannie and Freddie, which are now in government conservatorship, the worst mistake would be to get sucked back into refighting the old battles.