Home builders lack social media skills, experts say



Home builders could be losing massive amounts of business due to their poor reputations on social media, according to a new podcast from John Burns Real Estate Consulting. “I believe that social media has become a major reason that buyers are not purchasing a new home,” said Dean Wehrli, senior vice president at John Burns […]

Builders tout luxury townhomes for millennials



Wary of a slowdown in the residential real estate market, U.S. building firms are increasingly trying to tempt wealthy young adults into buying property through the concept of luxury townhomes. The luxury townhomes sport features such as open floor plans, high ceilings and luxury amenities that builders hope will convince high-flying millennials to buy their […]

LA builders offer incentives as home sales slump



Builders are increasingly offering buyers incentives in order to help sell their homes, with promotions including paying the closing costs, buying down mortgage rates and even straight discounts, which is a move they’re normally reluctant to make. “We are really working a little bit harder to get people in the door and to get people […]

Trump’s latest trade tariffs on China could drive up home prices, experts warn



President Donald Trump’s administration this week imposed another round of trade tariffs worth some $200 billion on Chinese goods, and now homebuilders say they’re worried

Single-family home lot prices are getting more expensive



Building lots might be getting smaller, but they’re also being sold at more expensive prices, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction.

Home construction decline means 6 million homes are “missing” from U.S. markets



The alarming shortage of housing inventory can be blamed on a downtrend in new home construction that began in the wake of the Great Recession last decade, according to a new Zillow analysis.

How developers and city planners can promote healthier lifestyles



Experts are investigating if there is a link between life expectancy and the standard of people’s housing, and if so, how this problem can be addressed.

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,

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.