Housing Chronicles

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A blog from Patrick Duffy, 20-year building industry consultant with MetroIntelligence Real Estate Advisors; commentary and news citations on regional, national and international economic and real estate trends.
Within 24 hours of my first post on ActiveRain, I had received 9 very nice welcome messages from other members.  To me, this certainly proves the power of targeted social networks!  In a future post, I'll talk a little bit more about what I do and how I've worked with brokers & agents in the past...
Homebuilders gathering in Orlando this week for the annual Int'l Builders Show have been faulting the stimulus plan recently signed by President Bush, and actually went so far as to publish a press release saying they were halting all political donations until they see some more love.  That sent ...
Tired of hearing about the housing bust in your area? Then you might consider moving to Austin, TX (great music scene!), Yakima, Washington (apples), Salem, Mass. (witch trials) or Grand Forks, ND (few people). In all of these areas -- and others across the country that didn't participate in the ...
When I was working with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, I was approached by the California Building Industry Association to create an alliance that would include regular press releases on the new home market in California.  Because new home inventory generally doesn't make it to the MLS, the onl...
BusinessWeek writer and economics editor Peter Coy is none too impressed with Project Lifeline, the program recently announced last week to stem foreclosures for borrowers behind in payments but may simply be another example of federal government propaganda that attempts to slap yet more drugstor...
After working for nearly 20 years in the building industry as a market research consultant as well as directly for homebuilders and developers, last year I founded my own consultancy, MetroIntelligence Real Estate Advisors.  But I noticed something interesting about my competitors -- they tended ...

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