Permit Forecasts for Single & Multi-Family Homebuilding


High-resolution single and multi-family housing permit forecasts for the top 50+ U.S. metropolitan markets.


With Housing Tides interactive and intuitive interface at your fingertips, you can quickly see where markets are headed.

Single & Multi-Family Building Permit Forecast Quick Facts:

  • For each of the top 50+ markets, we've determined the market conditions that are statistically significant for predicting housing permits.

  • Rather than simply using each variable as reported five months prior, our models draw from three-month moving averages.

  • Most housing market forecasts predict housing starts (when construction will begin). We forecast when building permits will be pulled, giving you the ability to see further into the future with greater accuracy.

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Discover the synergy of the Housing Tides Permit Forecasts and the Housing Tides Index™.  When you combine the insight from both, you gain a high-resolution, comprehensive view of the US housing market. 

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We gather and track housing permit data from the U.S. Census Bureau for all major markets, so you don’t have to.  Historical data and predictions of future construction are presented in an accessible format, enabling an analysis of market share and likely competitor activity in coming months.

To create our forecasts, we create custom forecasting models for each of the top 50+ metro markets (MSAs).  We test variables for statistical significance, to see which factors are most influential on single and multi-family permits for your market. Based upon that, we're able to predict single and multi-family permits with a high level of accuracy.  As our understanding of markets evolves, we update our model for optimal precision.

If you need to closely monitor your markets' economic climate to gauge current and future market change or consider pros and cons of expanding to new markets, Housing Tides is an essential tool.