Deep Dive – Trending Topics in January’s Housing News

Jonathan ScottContruction, Home Sales, Housing Affordability, Housing Inventory, Monthly Housing News

Housing Tides Deep Dive January 2018

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of housing news articles about the US housing market. Here are our observations on the top housing media trends in January 2018: Housing news continues to be dominated by conversations discussing potential outcomes and effects related to the recent federal tax legislation.  HousingWire cited a report by … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan – Trending Topics in December’s Housing News

Dan AllenContruction, Home Sales, Housing Affordability, Housing Inventory, Monthly Housing News

Housing Tides Deep Dive with Dan December News Summary

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of housing news articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in … Read More

Home Builder Labor Efficiency – Why Less is More

Jonathan ScottContruction, Home Sales, Housing Affordability, Housing Inventory

Home Builder Labor Efficiency - Why Less is More_Housing Tides

A recent survey published in Professional Builder magazine showed homebuilders expect higher labor and material costs to be the biggest challenge they’ll face in 2018.  With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest level since late 2000, any labor efficiency gains that homebuilders can squeeze out of their existing workforce would be welcomed with open arms. U.S. residential construction employment … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan – Trending Topics in November’s Housing News

Dan AllenHome Sales, Housing Inventory, Monthly Housing News

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of housing news articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan – Trending Topics in October’s Housing News

Dan AllenHome Sales, Housing Inventory, Monthly Housing News

October 2017 Housing News Analysis

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of housing news articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan – Trending Topics in September Housing News

Dan AllenHousing Inventory, Houston, Labor Shortage, Monthly Housing News

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of housing news articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan – Trending Topics in August Housing News

Dan AllenHousing Bubble, Housing Inventory, Houston, Monthly Housing News

August Housing News 2017 Deep Dive with Dan

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of housing news articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in … Read More

Measuring Labor Market Slack in Construction

Dan AllenContruction, Housing Inventory, Labor Shortage

Measuring labor market slack in construction Housing Tides August 2017

Homebuilders have long been citing a shortage of skilled workers as a bottleneck for ramping up production. This is a bit confusing because the construction unemployment rate is higher than the overall unemployment rate. While other industries are also clamoring about a shortage of skilled workers, they generally seem to be keeping up with the growing economy. Why does construction … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan

Dan AllenHousing Bubble, Housing Inventory, Monthly Housing News

Deep Dive with Dan Housing News Analysis

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in June 2017: … Read More