Posts from July, 2017

Amazon Tackles Appliances – Impact to Home Depot and Lowe’s?

July 28, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Last week, Amazon announced an agreement with Sears to begin selling the Kenmore brand of appliances through its website, starting with air conditioners and expanding to a full-line of home appliances at a later date. ...

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Filed Under | home improvement

Will This Halt the “Renter Nation” War Cries?

July 28, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Last week, Pew Research Center published a short analysis titled “More U.S. households are renting than at any point in 50 years”, which caught numerous media headlines and fed the rhetoric among those that believe the homeownership rate and ...

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Filed Under | homeownership

With Inflation the Topic Du Jour, Housing Will Play a Key Factor Moving Forward

July 14, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

In her testimony to the House Financial Services Committee earlier this week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted that “the [Federal Open Market Committee] will be monitoring inflation developments closely in the months ahead.” The cautionary ...

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Filed Under | macro housing

With Limited New Home Price Data, Where Do Prices Really Stand Versus Peak?

July 14, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

There are various price indices that track existing home trends with sophisticated algorithms that rely on repeat sales transactions to produce high-quality datasets, including CoreLogic, Case-Shiller, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and ...

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Filed Under | affordabilityhome pricingnew home sales

A Unique Look at How Single-Family Rental Tenants Differ from Owner Peers

July 14, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

As we have reported previously, there are approximately 16 million single-family rental homes across the country, accounting for almost 35% of all rental properties and clearly standing as a critical component of the housing supply chain. Looking ...

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Filed Under | demographicshomeownershipsingle-family rental

3% GDP Growth Elusive for Forever-Optimistic Economists

July 14, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Having the responsibility of consistently predicting the future in a public forum is not for the faint of heart. Thus, we do not envy economists that are forced to opine on such far-reaching themes as energy, international trade, the consumer ...

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Filed Under | macro housing