Editor’s Note: June 2021

Dear Readers in Online and Print,

Welcome to the June issue of Builder & Developer Magazine. This issue is focused on mid-year economic and housing market updates. Now that the pandemic is seemingly in control and the nation is reopening, the question on many people’s minds is: how is the economy going to react? Well, to predict the future, it’s important to look at its current condition. In this issue, we have experts give us their take on what’s happened so far, and where the economy may go. 

To talk about the economy, it’s important to also focus on the housing market. During the pandemic, the shining beacon of hope for the economy was the increasingly hot housing market and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Despite increasing building material costs and rising mortgage rates, home buyers are still actively looking for their new home. Within these pages, you’ll find expert opinions on what homebuyers and builders can expect from the housing market for the rest of the year and beyond. 

For this issue, Builder & Developer Magazine sat down with the National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist Robert Dietz to discuss how the economy is doing and his predictions for the future of the housing market. 

Within these pages, you’ll also find some takes from home builders themselves on the challenges facing the industry as builders battle against rising building material costs, regulations and increased demand. 

As always, we also feature some great contributions from designers and architecture firms talking about home design trends that are gaining popularity in 2021, as well as, profiles highlighting leading home builders in the industry like Landsea Homes and Brookfield Residential. 

Whether the housing market maintains its heat or cools down to a more manageable level, the industry as a whole should feel proud of the resilience and dedication it showed during a time when people needed housing the most. 

As always, if you have any news or projects you would like the team here to know about, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at alexa@builder.media. I hope you enjoy the issue! 

Sincerely, 

Alexa Moreno Perdomo

Assistant Editor

 

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