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

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