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Where Does Job Growth Outpace New Housing Construction?

In the last five years, San Francisco metropolitan area added 345,700 new jobs, but issued permits for only 20,241 single-family units. Meanwhile, home prices increased by 54 percent[1]. During the same period, Houston created 307,500 new jobs and permitted...

‘Open House:’ A Tradition Still Alive and Growing

Do you scan the paper to find open houses while you are drinking your Sunday coffee? Despite all the changes technology has made in the housing market, the Sunday open house has undoubtedly been a tradition in real estate...

State Job Growth Comparisons: May

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Building Permits: A Closer Look

Building permits increased in most markets, but we see fewer permits and more expensive construction in high-priced markets. In the era of limited housing inventory, adding new construction is one of the means to deal with housing affordability issues....

Building Permits and Inventory

Did building permit activity rebound at your county?   How many new housing units should be added to the market? While tight housing inventory pushes home prices upward, we look at building permits to see how many new housing units...