Tag Archives: Builder/Developer

New Home Prices by State and Metro — Thanks NAHB

Up until now, while there was a source for median home prices of existing home sales across the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) — the National Association of Realtors®, we were flying blind when it came to new home prices. That has all now changed thanks to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) as they have …Read more

Builders are Coming Back

Builder business has rebounded from what it was in the bottom of the market. It’s not what it was in the heyday of the mid-2000s, but the industry is rejuvenating and states that were hit hard by the housing crash – like Florida, Texas and California – are coming back. Job growth and the thriving …Read more

Residential Building Permits — Single Family is Flat But Multifamily is Growing, Systematically Under Building

As housing continues to recover, the laggard in the sector is new housing sales. New home sales were essentially flat in the first quarter of this year when to the same period of 2013 – 107,000 in 2014 versus 109,000 in 2013 http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2014/04/25/new-home-sales-misleading-metrics-downturn-not-as-severe-as-thought-year-over-year-q1-sales-almost-identical/ The same is true for single family residential building permits. Single family …Read more

Customer Service from Stewart’s Perspective

Because customer service relies so heavily on responding to a customer’s unique needs, Stewart focuses a great deal of time on truly getting to know our customers. In addition to regular interaction, we’ve found that surveys are a great tool for generating customer insight. But frequency of surveying is important. Customers may get annoyed if …Read more