A lack of workers means builders can’t keep up with new home demand



Builders have addressed their inability to keep up with demand for new homes, saying there simply aren’t enough workers to build them.

Report: U.S. homebuilders have failed to keep up with population growth



Population growth has been outpacing that of housing construction in the U.S. for more than a decade. That’s according to the findings of a new report from the Up for Growth National Coalition, a group of real estate developers, owners,

More home builders are targeting millennials



With millennials entering the housing market in growing numbers, they’re expected to take the lead when it comes to new home buyers too, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by the National Association of Home Builders. Currently, around 36 percent of millennials are homeowners, which means they’re making the fastest gains of all age groups, […]

New housing starts are “not enough”, NAR chief economist says



Housing starts for single-family and multifamily homes fell by almost 7 percent month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.24 million units.

Housing density concerns rise as developers look to relieve inventory shortage



Some of the U.S.’s biggest metro areas have a shortfall in the number of available, affordable homes. With cities struggling to keep up with demand, some developers are planning to get around it by razing larger, single-family homes in order to build smaller properties, closer together. However, some city residents are unhappy with the idea, […]

Home builders fear Republican tax plan could lead to housing recession



NAHB chief says that the Republican administration’s latest tax plan, unveiled yesterday in the House of Representatives, could lead to a housing recession.

Lennar to acquire CalAtlantic to become U.S.’s largest home builder



Two of America’s largest home building firms will merge to become the biggest housing developer in the country.

How developers can target both baby boomers & millennials



Developers are struggling to keep up with the different needs of baby boomers and millennials – two generations that are currently reshaping the multifamily home market in urban areas.

Construction labor shortage adds to builder’s woes



Inventories of available homes for sale recently hit a new, twenty-year low, and building companies have admitted that they’re hard-pressed to meet new demand from buyers thanks to the rising costs of construction materials such as lumber.

The toughest places for builders to construct new homes



Los Angeles’ beachfront neighborhood Venice has been singled out as the toughest place in the country to build new homes

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