Why there's so much new multifamily construction right now

Apr 21, 2022
Rents are up, providing builders an incentive.
Higher rents in outlying suburbs have been an incentive for builders to construct more apartments.
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The pandemic has been driving demand for bigger new homes

Apr 19, 2022
Now that people are working, eating, exercising all in one place, some want more room. But what do bigger homes do to affordability?
The demand for larger houses is trending upward, which could lead to disruption in the market.
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What does the existing home market look like, especially with mortgage rates rising?

Mar 18, 2022
The housing market for homes that have been occupied before is already tight and may become even more competitive.
With interest rates going up, house hunters could be priced out of the market.
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Despite shortages of materials, new housing construction is up

Dec 16, 2021
Contractors are finding ways to work around supply chain delays, but projects are taking longer.
New homes are being built, but the costs of shortages and delays may be passed on to  buyers.
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Despite rising costs and labor shortages, home builders remain optimistic

Dec 16, 2021
Demand for homes continues to outpace supply.
Demand is one of the driving forces behind home builders' improving optimism.
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Millennials locked out of hot real estate markets

Nov 29, 2021
The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that pending home sales were up 7.5% in October.
Millennials are staying in their apartments for longer than they would have a decade ago, likely due to the high cost of first-time homes.
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Homebuilders are constructing fewer homes ... on purpose

Jul 29, 2021
Some companies have decided it's better to hold back right now.
Despite a hot housing market, new data from Zonda show that 85% of homebuilders are intentionally capping their sales.
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What happens when a home builder can't find a microwave?

Jul 26, 2021
Until all the appliances are installed in a home, construction is not complete.
Limited supplies of basic home appliances, like microwaves, are delaying the completion of some new-build properties.
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Labor shortage and building material costs still hammering the new home market

Jul 20, 2021
A look at the factors influencing home construction.
A worker carries lumber as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California. 
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New home sales in August hit highest level since before Great Recession

Some of what we're seeing might be making up for a spring in which people were stuck at home and not buying.
Sales of new single-family homes rose 4.8% in August and surpassed an annual rate of 1 million for the first time in 14 years.
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