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[...]

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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[...]

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Announces May Radio Lineup

Patti Dunn Joins Ashton Woods as Vice President

Congratulations to Patricia (Patti) Dunn! Patti recently joined Ashton Woods Homes Atlanta Division as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She has a depth of experience leading home builder sales including directly overall sales strategy and daily execution for multiple consumer segments and product types including single family detached and attached homes. Patti’s move to Ashton Woods Homes follows Todd Jones[...]

Carol Morgan Speaking at International Builders' Show

Can’t-Miss Session by Atlanta Speakers at International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas

Multiple Atlanta-based professionals have the honor of speaking at the 2019 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. The week-long event is the homebuilding industry's largest conference and convention with 600,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring 1,500 vendors, more than 130 education sessions, and 60,000 attendees from 100 countries. One of the many can't-miss educational sessions during the show presented by[...]

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[...]

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KNOWAtlanta Breaks Down How Atlanta Compares to Other Cities

With more than 5 million people calling metro Atlanta home, it’s surprising to know that this Deep South region is also highly reasonable for budget-conscious residents. When we hear the phrase budget-conscious, we often think cheap and moderate, which is not at all how we would describe our city! Aside from ranking high on the sports charts and good ol’[...]

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Millennials Value Homeownership Over Marriage and Children

The 2018 Fall Homebuyer Insights Report from Bank of America shows that 72 percent of millennials continue to approach life differently than generations before them as they prioritize life differently. Millennails value homeownership over almost everything else including marriage (50 percent) and having children (44 percent). These 23- to 40-year-old millennial buyers also associate the purchase of a home with being[...]

MarketWatch Atlanta Rescheduled

ALERT: MarketWatch Event Rescheduled to Weds., Dec. 12

Due to the threat of inclement weather across much of north Georgia over the weekend and into Monday morning, MarketWatch has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The event will still take place at SunTrust Park, with registration open at 9:15 a.m and the program beginning at 10 a.m. Registered attendees for MarketWatch received notice by email from[...]

Join MarketNsight at MarketWatch Atlanta at SunTrust Park

Join MarketNsight at MarketWatch Atlanta at SunTrust Park

MarketNsight is excited to announce its next MarketWatch Atlanta on Monday, December 10, 2018, at SunTrust Park! Housing economy expert John Hunt of MarketNsight and ViaSearch will be joined by Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center for Everything Old is New Again, a discussion regarding continuing moderation in housing. “MarketNsight is beginning to see innovation centered on[...]

The Emergence of Accidental Active-Adult Communities

The Emergence of Accidental Active Adult Communities

MarketNsight President John Hunt coined the phrase Accidental Active Adult Community, or Triple A, to refer to homebuyers who drive past all the highly amenitized, age-targeted communities to reach destination communities originally marketed to first-time homebuyers. Why are active adult homebuyers choosing to move farther out? Because of price! “This may surprise many people, in fact, it surprised me when I[...]