The housing industry is buzzing with excitement over the prospect of massive investments in Opportunity Zones.  New Opportunity Funds are emerging almost daily.  Some investors are waiting until additional guidance is issued concerning the finer points of investing in Opportunity Zones, others are already mobilized.  They are sifting through market data to identify target areas where...more

While majority of the neighborhoods across the nation have largely recovered from foreclosure crisis, the rising cost of living and owning a home continues to be a growing challenge.  The Housing Affordability Index (HAI) measures whether a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home at the national and regional...more

Every month there are many articles and think pieces published regarding millennial spending habits and home buying. The articles encompass a wide range of ideas including commentary on perceived frivolous spending vis-à-vis avocado toast or the latest business negatively impacted by millennial spending habits. I am a millennial in the market to buy a home, and I see...more

Analysis of massive volumes of data is burdensome and expensive, yet incredibly important to strategic decision making. Enter the index – an easy to understand alternative to analyzing raw source data. SP Group introduces our Neighborhood Distress Index (NDI). An index is way to condense multiple variables into just one indicator without losing depth. An index...more

Featured in National Mortgage News (see the article here) There are 39 counties included in the Hurricane Harvey Presidential Declared Disaster (PDD) Areas. While all of these counties were affected by the hurricane, the impact to property damage varied across neighborhoods within the counties. Some neighborhoods experienced a more significant destruction to properties than others....more