Rooflines PodcastEconomic insights without all the charts!

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The Rooflines podcast from the Virginia REALTORS® Research Team features Virginia real estate market topics that impact your business. 

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Episode: 12 – Missing Middle Housing: What is it? And how could it help the inventory shortage?

Today on Rooflines, Ryan interviews local housing and planning expert, David Cristeal, about “missing middle housing.” What exactly is missing middle housing? And why is it missing from the housing stock?

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Episode: 11 – Energy Efficient Appliances or Exercise Rooms: What Features do Homebuyers Want?

Home buyers are seeking out different design features as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And buyers of different generations are in the market for homes with different types of amenities. What design features and house amenities are buyers really looking for?

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Episode: 10 – Low Inventory: What will it take to increase the availability of homes for sale?

Inventory in Virginia and across the country has been at historically low levels. Buyers are competing for fewer and fewer homes, which is the primary reason we have seen home prices rise so quickly over the past two years. Will we start to see inventory increase? Or is this low-inventory market here to stay for a while?

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Episode: 9 – 3D-printed homes: How could this emerging technology impact the housing industry, and importantly, the housing supply?

What if homes could be built faster, cheaper, and more efficiently? How would that impact the housing industry, and importantly the housing supply? We’re not too far off from a potential paradigm shift in housing. On this week’s edition of Rooflines, we’re diving into the emerging trend of 3D-printed homes. Join us to learn more about this intriguing trend!

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Episode: 8 – Investors in the Market: Market Disruptor or Business As Usual?

Over the past year, investors have been snapping up homes, prompting concerns about how Wall Street firms are pushing out regular home buyers. But the story is much more nuanced. Join us for a discussion about the story behind the story when it comes to investors in the housing market.

https://www.redfin.com/news/investor-home-purchases-q4-2021/

https://www.pacaso.com/blog/share-of-second-homes-increases

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Episode: 7 – New Construction Market: Buyer demand is strong, so why are there so few homes being built?

New home construction is a critical piece to the supply puzzle. With so much demand out there in the housing market, and the inventory of existing homes for sale at an all-time low, why is there not a flood of new homes hitting the market? We’ll take a look at some of the biggest challenges facing the new home sector in this edition of Rooflines!

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Episode: 6 – Seniors in the Housing Market: What do Senior Buyers Want?

Seniors are a large—and growing—part of Virginia’s housing market. Where is the senior population growing the fastest? And what are senior homebuyers looking for?

Read more about senior housing preferences in NAR’s Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends report.

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Episode: 5 – Profile of Home Buyers: What do Home Buyers Want?

NAR’s Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers has lots of information about the characteristics, preferences, and behaviors of buyers. What are the most important things we should know about home buyers in this current market?

Check out the 2021 NAR Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers.

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Episode: 4 – Foreclosures: Are They Going to Flood the Market?

Are foreclosures coming to Virginia’s housing market? We’ll take a deep dive into what we know about foreclosures and to dispel some myths about foreclosure trends.

Check out foreclosure and delinquency statistics for Virginia and other states at Black Knight’s site.

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Episode: 3 – Condos: Are Buyers Ready to Move Back into Urban Areas?

During the pandemic, there was a lot of talk about people fleeing urban areas and flocking to small towns and rural communities. In some urban areas in Virginia, the condo market took a hit; on the other hand, there are some places where condo inventories increased significantly. What are the recent trends in the condo market and where is the condo market headed in 2022?

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Episode: 2 – Housing Affordability: Affordable for Whom?

Have you wondered how we measure housing affordability or what people means when they talk about “affordable housing”? We’ll walk through the who, what, and how of housing affordability, and also discuss potential solutions to growing affordability challenges in Virginia.

For more information on housing affordability, take a look at Housing Forward Virginia’s Housing Affordability Index.

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Episode: 1 – Pandemic Housing Market Trends: Here to Stay or Going Away?

So much has changed during the pandemic, including the housing market. But what elements of the housing market will be with us as we emerge from the pandemic? And which are likely to go away?

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Introduction Episode – Welcome to Rooflines!

Curious about what this NEW podcast is all about? Listen to the intro now.

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