Great Read Roundup: Trendwatch 2019

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career.

These are the Top 5 Housing Trends for 2019

(5 minute read)

Why it matters: What’s AI going to do to pricing? Will urban metro prices rise or fall? Are suburbs hot or not? Which consumer demands are going to shape home development? Check in on this short piece from Lab Coat Agents and see if you agree with their sense of where things are going in 2019 (and beyond).

REALTORS® Confidence Index

(Variable reading time)

Why it matters: You may have already taken a look at this report from the National Association of Realtors®, but if you haven’t, now is a time to bookmark it for later. According to NAR, “The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. In addition, the “Questions of the Month,” feature results of a timely aspect of the housing market.

Do Tiny Homes Live Up to the Hype?

(4 minute read)

Why it matters: For all the “tiny home” hype of 2017 and 2018, the data tells a different story. Rather than chase the latest reality TV special on the trend, take a look at these key findings from Property Shark about tiny homes. It’s a balanced look at where “tiny homes” have succeeded, defied expectations, and where they may be headed in the future.

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