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Help Wanted: Disruptor for Today’s Home Building Market

AUSTIN – (By Richard Webner for Realty News Report) – Home prices are up. Affordability is down. And the home building industry may need a disruptor to create the housing that matches the demands of the millennial generation, according to industry speakers at a Texas builders conference. Even after rebounding from a scary fourth quarter 2018, the national homebuilding industry faces ... Read More »

Northeast Houston: Is It Time for a Growth Surge?

HOUSTON – Northeast Houston, bypassed for decades as growth surged elsewhere, is gaining jobs and a growing share of single-family construction, although it still lacks a distinct identity in the minds of many Houstonians. The northeast sector is now capturing 10 to 12 percent of new home sales, up significantly in recent years, says Scott Davis, regional director of the ... Read More »

Metrostudy: A Strong Year Ahead for Home Remodeling

WASHINGTON – Metrostudy is forecasting widespread increases in home remodeling this year as the economy grows across the nation. According to the company’s fourth quarter report, all of the nation’s 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas are expected to see year-over-year growth in remodeling and replacement projects in 2015, with average growth of 4 percent. “This trend mirrored the overall movement in ... Read More »

Metrostudy: Houston New Home Sales Up 15 Percent; Construction Starts Up 9 Percent

HOUSTON – Houston new home construction continues to roll ahead briskly as starts increased 9 percent in the first quarter over the comparable period of last year, according to Metrostudy. A short supply of lots is holding builders back and labor shortages elongate delivery times. Many tradesmen left the industry during the recession and Houston builders have a hard time ... Read More »

Houston Led Nation in Housing Starts in 2013; And 2014 Looks Even Better

LAS VEGAS – Houston led the nation in single-family home starts last year with a significant lead over the No. 2 market, Dallas, according to Metrostudy, a housing consulting firm. With job growth in full force, Houston area home builders accounted for 28,339 housing starts in 2013. Houston was followed by Dallas-Fort Worth at 21,200 and No. 3 Atlanta with ... Read More »

New Home Sales Up in Houston as Labor Shortage Develops and Inventory of Specs Virtually Disappears

By Ralph Bivins Houston home builders  are reporting a 13 percent increase in in 2013, but a tight labor market is making many buyers wait six months or longer for their new home to be completed, according to the latest report from the Metrostudy housing information firm. “Everybody is quoting six months (of waiting) for a production home,” said David ... Read More »

Metrostudy Purchased by Hanley Wood

HOUSTON – Hanley Wood LLC, publisher of Builder magazine with media, information and marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, has acquired Metrostudy. Based in Houston, Metrostudy, founded in 1975, is a provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide. Metrostudy will be combined with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, and ... Read More »

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