MarketNsight Announces Best June for New Home Sales since Downturn

MarketNsight Announces Best June for New Home Sales Since Downturn

MarketNsight Principal John Hunt recently projected June pending new home sales would follow suit with the record-breaking numbers of May pending sales – and they did. MarketNsight is pleased to announce June's pending new home sales were up 25% year-over-year! “Partial July data paints the same picture and will be yet another record for new pending sales,” Hunt said. “Is the[...]

MarketNsight Announces Best May for New Home Sales since Downturn

MarketNsight Announces Best May for New Home Sales since Downturn

MarketNsight Principal John Hunt recently projected that May new construction pending sales would be up 12% from 2018 closings. Opportunely, once all of the data was in, May pending new home sales were up a whopping 28% year-over-year! “In fact, this is the highest number of pending sales for May since the great recession,” Hunt said. “This is a big deal!” Hunt’s[...]

MarketNsight Presents MarketWatch Atlanta

MarketNsight Presents MarketWatch Atlanta

MarketNsight recently hosted its biannual MarketWatch Atlanta event releasing data on the state of the Atlanta new home industry to a crowd of more than 400 home builders, developers, bankers, Realtors and others in the industry. MarketNsight and ViaSearch President John Hunt gave an overview of the Atlanta housing market and shared predictions for the remainder of the year. At the[...]

Join MarketNsight at MarketWatch Atlanta at City Springs

Join MarketNsight at MarketWatch Atlanta at City Springs

MarketNsight is excited to announce its next MarketWatch Atlanta on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at City Springs! Housing economy expert John Hunt of MarketNsight and ViaSearch will be joined by Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center to unveil the new custom mapping tool from MarketNsight and discuss the state of Atlanta’s housing economy, the future of[...]

MarketNsight Adds Custom Mapping to Its Toolbox

MarketNsight, a housing research and consulting company based in Atlanta, is excited to announce custom mapping is now available to its customers! MarketNsight’s toolbox of services provides builders, developers, Realtors and financial institutions the ability to perform savvy searches and make informed decisions on land purchases, product positioning and pricing. “No other service can provide you with the custom mapping tools[...]

MarketWatch Atlanta Correctly Predicts No Rate Hikes in 2019

MarketWatch Atlanta Correctly Predicts No Rate Hikes in 2019

At the most recent MarketWatch Atlanta in December 2018, John Hunt of MarketNsight and Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of the Georgia State University Economic Forecasting Center both shared insightful information regarding the state of the Atlanta new home industry – including the prediction that the Federal Reserve would not hike rates in 2019! Dr. Dhawan went against all conventional thinking to say[...]

Less than stellar Q4 for housing

Higher Rates, Lack of Inventory and Government Shutdown Contribute to a Less than Stellar Q4

MarketNsight, a housing research and feasibility company, announces that pending sales in Atlanta for both new and existing homes fell 4th quarter 2018 over 4th quarter 2017. Pending sales are the leading indicator for housing demand, and this was the first year-to-year decline since 2014. Pending sales were down six percent for the quarter, with November being the worst month[...]

MarketWatch Atlanta

June MarketWatch Atlanta: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2019, for MarketNsight's next MarketWatch Atlanta event! Over the last several years, MarketNsight has predicted housing starts both regionally and nationally within 1% of the actual. Dr. Rajeev Dhawan from Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center will be joining us again. At our December 2018 MarketWatch Atlanta, Dr. Dhawan predicted the Fed would hike rates in[...]

vacant developed retail

John Hunt Coins Phrase Vacant Developed Retail – VDR

Those in the building industry are familiar with the term VDL, or vacant developed lots, which refers to the plethora of foreclosed developed lots that were available at the start of the downturn in 2008. A similar phenomenon is happening in the retail industry today and MarketNsight President John Hunt has coined the phrase Vacant Developed Retail (VDR) to refer[...]

MarketWatch Atlanta: Everything Old is New Again in New Home Building

MarketWatch Atlanta: Everything Old is New Again in New Home Building

MarketNsight recently hosted its semiannual MarketWatch Atlanta event releasing data on the state of the Atlanta new home industry to a crowd of more than 400 home builders, developers, bankers, Realtors and others in the industry. MarketNsight and ViaSearch President John Hunt explained the state of the housing market in Atlanta and shared predictions for the upcoming New Year. New home[...]