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Trulia housing economist Ralph McLaughlin posts up a dose of insights on what 2,000 Trulia survey respondents say they want in house sizes, solving for generational cohort, household characteristics, and size of current home. Findings are what you might think, with a zinger or two.Read more
Wall Street Journal staffer Kris Hudson reports that lawmakers in several states, led by Nevada, are moving to rein in construction-defect laws, a change that would curtail allegedly frivolous litigation but also make it more difficult for homeowners with legitimate claims to sue home builders over flaws.Read more
HousingWire staffer Brena Swanson reports that although consumers easily welcomed the recent plummet in oil prices, the true impact of the drastic decline typically takes two years to see. This includes the impact on home prices in top oil producing states, but this list should help give a preview.Read more
Young workers are just what the industry needs to avoid a full-blown labor crisis,... Read more
An exploration of why acquirers use fair market value to price a home building... Read more
The largest builder in the U.S. is also the top public builder in the states... Read more