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Guest Column: External Forces

NAHB's chief economist on what lies ahead for the custom home market?




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Data & Research

Study: 84 percent of renters plan to buy

A poll by TD Bank revealed that owning a home is still very much a part of the American Dream.

Financial

Sabal Financial Group announces builder lender program, appoints director

Financial services firm Sabal Financial Group, L.P., announced the launch of a builder lender program in an effort to offer non-recourse construction and acquisition and development (A&D) loans to established home builders in California.

Energy efficiency

Green homes continue to grow across the U.S.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that more than 20,000 homes across the United States have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. 

Data & Research

CoreLogic: Negative equity keeping home sellers off market

Economists from California-based data provider CoreLogic provided new evidence in its June MarketPulse report that severe price declines are keeping home sellers out of the market, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

Leadership

14 ways to maximize profits

To be more profitable, custom builders must focus on efficiency and cost savings, while looking for opportunities to publicize their work and expertise.

Data & Research

ULI survey of 38 economists says housing starts will double by 2014

Real estate economists and analysts are expecting significant turnaround in the national economy and the real estate market within the next three years, according to a new survey by the Urban Land Institute.

Data & Research

'Super-commuting' in the nation’s 10 largest metro areas

A new report from NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management details the rise of the “super-commuter,” defined as one who commutes from one metropolitan area to another.

Data & Research

Existing-home sales rise again in January, inventory down

Existing-home sales rose in January, marking three gains in the past four months, while inventories continued to improve, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Economics

House votes down payroll tax extension; no additional Fannie & Freddie fees for now

U.S. House votes not to extend payroll tax cut for two months; want full year instead

Data & Research

Pending home sales jump 10.3 percent in October

Surprising surge puts sales ahead of 2010 pace

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