Timely announcements of various matters potentially affecting our clients.
April 22, 2022
Strategizing in an Unpredictable Housing Market
As you’re no doubt aware, interest rates are on the rise, as the Fed reacts aggressively to curb surging inflation. More increases are in the offing, but how far and how fast the acceleration will move is anyone’s guess. ... Read More
October 6, 2021
Whys, Wherefores, and Ramifications of Today’s New Reality
You may have heard the ironic curse: “May you live in interesting times!” Most of us would agree the present moment qualifies. The fault lines in an overwhelmingly complex, interdependent global economy are laid bare by the pandemic, and construction is a bellwether sector experiencing... Read More
January 30, 2021
Planning, Patience, and Perseverance:
3 Keys to Pandemic House Projects
As Covid-19 continues to run its course, we see plenty of press about how people are adapting, often through lifestyle alterations and modifications to their living environments. Whether these changes prove to be real and lasting—or just temporary workarounds—is a matter of speculation... Read More
May 27, 2020
Change, Challenge, Opportunity
With construction deemed essential during the recent stay-at-home orders, we’ve been fortunate to continue accomplishing work for clients, while keeping our workforce somewhat employed. To maintain safe practices, we've restricted projects to unoccupied properties, while limiting the number of subcontractors on-site. Now as orders ease, we’re taking thoughtful steps towards working in occupied settings again. Read More
If you explore these links—some bullish, some bearish—two things become clear: There’s no consensus on what the future holds, and within every problem lies opportunity.
Home prices could fall by as much as 4% because of the coronavirus pandemic, Zillow says
A false restart of the economy could create a worst-case scenario for the country’s housing market, an analysis by Zillow says.
Why Home Prices Are Rising During the Pandemic
The economy is shrinking, businesses are closing and jobs are disappearing. But in the housing market, prices keep chugging higher.