Items Tagged with 'Ralph McLaughlin'

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  • Zillow: Rent growth hits a 10-month high in February

    U.S. median rent reaches $1,472, adds extra $400 in expenses for average renter
    While the housing market continues to experience a slowdown in home sales and price appreciation, new data from Zillow suggests the rental market is heating up. But Zillow Economist Jeff Tucker warns this sudden spark could soon go dim.
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  • Who are today’s homebuyers?

    New report shows rise in surprising demographics
    New demographics have emerged as the leaders in the home buying market in 2018, according to a new report from Veritas Urbis Economics. In its new report, the company said homebuyers are increasingly “women, graying and without children.” Those are three separate categories, not one.
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  • Here’s how Texas is solving its inventory crisis

    Dallas homebuilding outpaces rest of country
    Texas’ inventory shortages won’t be around much longer if the state keeps up its crazy-fast home building pace. The state is currently blowing past the rest of the country in homebuilding, with only three Texas markets – Dallas, Houston, and Austin - on pace to make up more than 10% of all permits in the U.S. Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia's chief economist, explains what the growth means for the Lone Star State.
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  • Can new home sales end the housing inventory crisis?

    Sales of unbuilt homes hover near a 10-year high
    The latest new home sales report presents a more positive forecast on the future of today’s current inventory crisis. The key is in the share of new home sales not started, in other words homes purchased off a plan, which hovers near a 10-year high.
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