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Immigration Policy Likely to be a Net Positive for Housing Under Biden

December 07, 2020 by Ivy Zelman, Dennis McGill & Alan Ratner

With President-elect Joe Biden set to occupy the White House on January 20th, there has been a lot of discussion about the potential impact of tax reform, student debt forgiveness and a proposed homebuyer tax credit on the housing market. Ultimately, a lot will depend upon the outcome of...
What a Democratic Sweep Could Mean For Housing?

October 29, 2020 by Ivy Zelman

As we enter the final days prior to the election, I can’t help ponder what the outcome of a Democratic sweep could mean for housing and our country, which appears to be a real potential outcome. To stay away from my political views, I’ll focus on what a sweep would mean specifically for the housing market... 
 
A Look at the Pitfalls of the Most-Cited Household Formation Time Series

September 07, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

Once a quarter, the Census Bureau publishes the results of its Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), which includes estimates for occupied housing units, also referred to as households, vacancies and the homeownership rate. Given its frequency, the ...

The Most Important Residential Construction Metric Never Discussed

April 20, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

There are many data points that are referenced by executives, investors and reporters to interpret the direction and position of the housing market, including existing home sales, new home sales, housing starts, the homeownership rate, home ...

The Paradox of Household Formation and New Construction Supply

May 19, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

We utilize a proprietary tracking of residential electric customers to supplement our views on household formation, which has proven critical to our overall housing thesis during periods of volatile government data. ...

Are We in the Midst of a Wedding and Baby Boom and Don’t Realize It?

April 21, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Earlier this week, the Census Bureau published a report titled “The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016”, which analyzed changes in how young adults have been educated, started families and lived over the last ...

Amidst a Lost Decade for Housing, What Does Future Hold?

April 07, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Every quarter, we publish in-depth macro housing forecasts and explanations covering single-family construction, multi-family construction, the existing housing market, home improvements and mortgage finance. With the release ...

Housing Executives and Analysts Being Swung Around by Volatile Government Data

March 10, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Household formation is a phrase used to describe the net change in the number of households over a given period of time, essentially measuring incremental housing demand. Despite the importance of this measure to the housing market, in particular ...

Reversing Roles – Multi-Generational Households Where Parents Live With Children

January 27, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Household formation is at the root of incremental housing demand. A thorough forecast of household formation should encompass population growth trends segmented by age cohorts and a detailed understanding of age-specific shifts in how people ...