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PROPRIETARY SURVEYS

Proprietary Surveys

Gain irreplaceable insights to support your housing-related business decisions with JBREC’s family of proprietary surveys.

Overview

Delivering timely and unique insights

Our survey team collects feedback directly from industry participants every month, combining data and sentiment for deeper comprehension of housing trends.
Each of our surveys provides national graphs and conclusions, and most delve into regional differences with metro callouts when possible.
Our family of surveys provide a holistic view of the housing industry.

We survey homebuilders, real estate agents, residential land brokers, masterplan developers, single family rental operators, and fix and flippers to help clients perceive housing conditions from different perspectives.

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Our Surveys

Homebuilder Survey

Monthly

Our monthly survey delivers the most timely and accurate insights for new home market conditions, capturing feedback from 350+ production homebuilders across the country and representing 18%–21% of new home sales annually. Public builder divisions account for roughly a third of responses, and the balance are production-oriented private builders. Clients typically receive our analysis by the fourth business day of the month.

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Residential Land Survey

Quarterly

Our quarterly residential land survey presents data and sentiment from roughly 90 top residential land brokers in 60 metros across the country. Graphs and analysis cover price appreciation rates, the strength of demand for lots/land, and the shifting mix of buyers and sellers in the market. We include additional broker commentary in their own colorful words.

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Real Estate Agent Survey

Monthly

The Burns Real Estate Agent Survey gauges the pulse of the US resale housing market and drives the Burns Resale Housing Market Index (RHMI). The combination of data, sentiment, and commentary gives clients a clear view of resale market conditions each month.

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New Home Market Pulse

Monthly

This mid-month check on homebuilders’ traffic, sales, and pricing trends delivers qualitative feedback that reflects either a continuation or a change in trends from the beginning of the month. The Market Pulse survey typically runs during the spring selling season; however, our team may provide additional updates during periods of significant housing market flux.

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Apartment Developer and Investor Survey

Quarterly

Our quarterly survey that illuminates parts of the apartment market where clarity has traditionally been hard to find.

New Home Trends Institute Survey Insights

Annually

The New Home Trends Institute’s monthly surveys  will inform you about the latest research-driven findings on consumer behavior and housing pain points, straight from the consumer’s mouth. Surveys of builders, architects, and designers will provide understanding into the trends of the future from the professional’s perspective.

Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Survey

Annually

Every year, our team produces the most accurate ranking of  master plan home sales in the country. Feedback from numerous industry contacts and our boots-on-the-ground consultants supports the diligent research behind our prestigious annual ranking. Accompanying press releases showcase industry trends.

Collaboration Surveys

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Fix and Flip Survey

Quarterly

The quarterly Fix and Flip Survey provides a new pulse on the fix-and-flip sector, combining data and sentiment to generate the Fix and Flip Market Index. Through a partnership between Sundae and JBREC, the survey captures insight from 400+ flippers across the country.

In partnership with Sundae

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Single-Family Rental Survey

Quarterly

In partnership with the  National Rental Home Council (NRHC), this first-of-its-kind resource measures industry conditions for the professionally managed single-family rental industry. The survey captures data and sentiment for the fastest-growing segment of the housing industry, driving the Single-family Rental Market Index.

In partnership with the National Rental Home Council (NRHC)

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Kitchen and Bath Market Survey

Quarterly

In partnership with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), we survey hundreds of business executives to develop the industry’s index for kitchen and bath market health, supplemented by tremendous insight.

In partnership with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

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US Remodeler Survey

Quarterly

Created in collaboration with Qualified Remodeler magazine, the US Remodeler Index measures remodeler sentiment for current activities, future or near-term activities, as well as consumer demand or ‘hotness.’

In partnership with Qualified Remodeler

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Structural Building Components Survey

Quarterly

A quarterly survey created in partnership with the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) intended to take the pulse of components manufacturing and framing contractor industries.

In partnership with the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA)

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Window and Door Market Survey

Quarterly

A quarterly survey in partnership with Window + Door Magazine provides insights into the window and door (fenestration) industry.

In partnership with Window + Door Magazine

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Building Products Dealer Survey

Monthly

A monthly survey of lumber and building material professionals that provides timely data on business conditions in the industry.

In partnership with the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Executive Council on Construction Supply

 

US Custom Residential Architecture Index

US Custom Residential Architecture Index

Quarterly

The US Custom Residential Architecture Index (USCRAI) is a diffusion index reflecting weighted responses of custom architecture firms, which aims to track market conditions for custom residential design services nationwide. In partnership with Residential Design, each quarter we’ll report on project activity (project volume in the most recent quarter vs. the prior year) and near-term activity (project volume growth in the upcoming quarter). The USCRAI also gauges design demand by measuring the overall sentiment of client demand for custom residential design services.

In partnership with Residential Design

Each Research Package Includes Our Surveys

We combine survey data and the harder to obtain sentiment to deliver a cohesive view of market conditions across multiple housing sectors.

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RESEARCH PACKAGES
Metro and Regional Housing Package
Single-Family Rental Package
Rental Communities Package
Building Products Package
Geographic Overview of the Public Homebuilders Package
RESEARCH PACKAGES
Metro and Regional Housing Package
Single-Family Rental Package
Rental Communities Package
Building Products Package
Geographic Overview of the Public Homebuilders Package
Homebuilder Survey

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Residential Land Survey

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Real Estate Agent Survey

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Fix and Flip Survey

Quarterly

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New Home Market Pulse

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Single-Family Rental Survey

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Apartment Developer and Investor Survey

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Building Products Dealer Survey

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Kitchen and Bath Market Survey

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US Remodeler Survey

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Structural Building Components Survey

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Window and Door Market Survey

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Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Survey

Annually

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Subscribe to receive our surveys

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 Homebuilders 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 homebuilder based on the past, current, and forecasted performance of its geographic footprint.

Additional Research

Consumer and Design Surveys

New Home Trends Institute Membership

Backed by deep-dive research at JBREC and supported by our experts across the nation, the New Home Trends Institute pairs design inspiration with exclusive insights into the “why” behind consumers’ housing choices.

What clients say about us

Recent surveys and custom research provided by both the New Home Trends Institute and JBREC have provided valuable insight into consumer preferences in a post-pandemic environment. Guidance from their discussions, presentations, and monthly webinars have given us valuable context and help to keep us level-headed in a rapidly changing landscape. We’re grateful to have them as a resource every step of the way.

Vice President, Strategic Operations, Public Homebuilder

John Burns Research and Consulting continues to raise the bar as a trusted source of US housing analysis and has proven time and time again to be an invaluable partner when navigating new opportunities.

US President, Privately-Held Developer and Homebuilder

The John Burns Research Team truly looks at the market from each angle to provide us with timely and in-depth information. It’s invaluable!

Senior Executive, Public Homebuilder

We have leveraged JBREC substantially for a multitude of resources throughout the last 15 years. Their macro-level research has influenced our decisions at all levels of the business.

Vice President, Strategic Operations, Public Homebuilder

Recent surveys and custom research provided by both the New Home Trends Institute and JBREC have provided valuable insight into consumer preferences in a post-pandemic environment. Guidance from their discussions, presentations, and monthly webinars have given us valuable context and help to keep us level-headed in a rapidly changing landscape. We’re grateful to have them as a resource every step of the way.

Vice President, Strategic Operations, Public Homebuilder

John Burns Research and Consulting continues to raise the bar as a trusted source of US housing analysis and has proven time and time again to be an invaluable partner when navigating new opportunities.

US President, Privately-Held Developer and Homebuilder

The John Burns Research Team truly looks at the market from each angle to provide us with timely and in-depth information. It’s invaluable!

Senior Executive, Public Homebuilder

We have leveraged JBREC substantially for a multitude of resources throughout the last 15 years. Their macro-level research has influenced our decisions at all levels of the business.

Vice President, Strategic Operations, Public Homebuilder

Contact us to maximize your opportunities in the housing market.

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.