A Primer on the NAHB Index

Wells Fargo Securities  9/12/17

Single-family home construction has been slowly recovering over the past eight years and is currently 142 percent above its recession-era low.  New home construction, however, remains well below the norms maintained during the 25 years prior to the financial crisis.  This past year had seen some tentative improvement, with new home sales gaining strength early in the year. Sales…

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Housing and Land Development Industry Overview Industry Update

JMP Securities  7/07/17

JMP Securities recently held its annual Real Estate Conference in New York, highlighted by presentations and panels designed to update investors on all segments of the continuum of residential real estate – land development, multifamily, single-family rental, master planned communities, and new home sales.
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How Charlotte’s growth stands apart from other Southern cities

Charlotte Business Journal 5/23/17

Dozens of metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. are dealing with an issue that has evaded Charlotte: suburban sprawl. North Carolina’s most populous metro area is one of a handful in the nation that saw more urbanized growth from 2010 to 2016, according to an article published this week by The New York Times.

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Residential Building Permit Trends Report

The Market Edge, 6/30/16

Residential building permit trend report 6/30/16

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Worker influx boosts Charlotte housing

CNBC, March 19, 2015
 Temperatures may have been colder than normal, but house hunters were hot on the trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. Closed sales in the city in February rose nearly 27 percent from a year ago, according to the Carolina Regional Realtors Association.

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Residential Building Activity Hits Winter Lull

Zonda, February 18, 2015

Housing starts and building permits fell in January but the current level of residential construction activity continues to point towards improving housing market conditions. Single-family starts and permits are both coming off almost seven-year highs in December so the pullback can be seen as just some cautious optimism. Much of the country has been in a deep freeze from extreme winter weather so that is also playing a role in slowing down construction activity.

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Harrisburg subdivision approved; residents concerned about overcrowded schools

Meck Times, February 13, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Town Council approved a rezoning request Monday night for a 420-home, partially age-restricted subdivision, despite the concerns raised about school and road congestion by more than a dozen residents who spoke during a public hearing. But the Council gave Charlotte-based US Developments LLC the go-ahead to develop the 285-acre property, and said it …

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