Residential Land Survey

Residential Land Survey


Receive both quantitative and qualitative insights for the most important input to new home construction with our quarterly national survey of the top residential land brokers.

Included in All Research Packages

Survey feedback from ~90 top residential land brokers

Monitor year-over-year price trends for finished lots and undeveloped land, across quality of location.

Review the hotness of demand for residential land nationally and by region.

Track shifts in active buyer and seller types across three categories of land transactions.

Identify where build for rent operators are purchasing finished lots, and entitled or raw land.

Observe trends in public homebuilders’ acquisitions and sales of lots and land.

What’s Included in This Report

Data and sentiment from the
top residential land brokers

All of our surveys are delivered via email with a short summary, and are posted in our client portal for easy access. Every quarter, here’s what you can expect in the Residential Land Survey:

Direction of Finished Lot Prices

This pricing metric is highly sensitive to changes in new home demand, as lot price rise briskly when demand and competition rise and fall when new home prices decline.

Year-Over-Year Lot/ Land Price Appreciation

This survey provides national and regional averages, varying by quality of location, and summarizes by major metropolitan area in the data tables in the back half of the report.

Demand Hotness

Top land brokers rate the intensity of demand for residential lots and land, ranging from On Fire to Cold. This report presents the trends nationally and by region.

Buyers and Sellers

Top brokers identify the activity level of various buyer and seller types, including home builders, investors, developers, long-term owners, and build for rent operators, summarized nationally and regionally.

Quarterly Questions

These questions provide helpful, and often unique insights, covering diverse topics such as development delays, changes in buyer and seller behavior, and emerging growth corridors.

Market Commentary

Top land brokers comment on trends in their markets, providing metro color that often expands clients’ understanding of recent market changes.

Receive accurate answers for these critical questions

Are finished lots prices still rising in Florida?

Where are build for rent operators most active and what type of land are they purchasing?

How much have undeveloped land prices increased year-over-year in secondary locations in Phoenix?

Are investors selling a lot of residential land in Charlotte?

How quickly does demand for lots and land change in response to rising or falling mortgage rates?

Which metros do top land brokers rate as Hot or On Fire?

Included with all research memberships

Must be subscribed to one of our main research membership packages. Not available to New Home Trends Institute members.

Metro and Regional Housing Package

This package provides a complete picture of housing supply, demand, and affordability through local insight, proprietary surveys, and extensive data analysis. We currently provide an overview of major housing and economic trends across 100 MSAs nationwide.

Single-Family Rental Package


This package provides a comprehensive overview of the single-family rental (SFR) industry’s major markets, including forecasts, SFR market rankings, macro drivers, housing supply, and demographic trends.

Rental Communities Package


This package provides complete look into the multifamily sector, including apartments and dedicated build-to-rent communities. A deep dive into the sector’s major markets, including forecasts, rental market ratings, key fundamentals, economic drivers, demographics, and the impact of alternative housing sectors.

Building Products Package

This package provides current, in-depth insight into building products industry conditions in the country, including a forecast for residential new construction and repair and remodeling spend over the next four years.

Geographic Overview of the Public Home Builders Package

This package is designed for those who compare publicly-traded builders (including securities investors) to each other. Every month we rank each publicly-traded home builder based on the past, current, and forecasted performance of its geographic footprint.

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If you have any questions about our services or would like to speak to one of our experts about how we can help your business, please contact Client Relations at clientservices@jbrec.com.