Content about Ivy Zelman

December 13, 2012

A chorus of voices is giving hope to the housing industry, which is starting to show signs of recovery. Demand for housing, as measured by pending home sales, was at a two-year peak in October, according to the National Association of Realtors. Builders broke ground on 894,000 housing units that same month, their fastest pace in four years, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which surveys its members every month, declared that its Builder Confidence Index hit its highest level in November since May 2006.

October 3, 2012

As the 2012 ProDealer Industry Summit (PDIS) prepares to convene in Savannah, Ga., the nation’s housing market sits on the precipice of a long-overdue recovery. The LBM industry has watched and waited, knowing that the bottom would eventually arrive. Recognizing -- and responding to -- that turning point will be the subject of several seminars and presentations on Oct. 25 to 26.

September 27, 2012

As the 2012 Pro Dealer Industry Summit (PDIS) prepares to convene in Savannah, Ga., the nation’s housing market sits on the precipice of a long-overdue recovery. The LBM industry has watched and waited, knowing that the bottom would eventually arrive. Recognizing — and responding to — that turning point will be the subject of several seminars and presentations on Oct. 25 to 26.

September 11, 2012

A presentation from housing sector analyst Ivy Zelman will be among the educational highlights during the 2012 ProDealer Industry Summit Oct. 24 to 26. 

As CEO of Zelman & Associates, Ivy Zelman holds more than 20 years of experience covering housing and housing-related industries, and has earned a reputation as one of the industry's most accurate, tell-it-like-it-is forecasters.

July 2, 2012

This year is turning out to be just a little better for the housing industry than the past few years. As this column is being written, Home Channel News is reporting new-home sales coming in at the highest level in more than two years. Inventory of existing homes is down 20% from last year also. Granted, these past few years have been historically low years, forcing our readers, advertisers and all of their customers (builders and us, the general public) to baseline, streamline and work for real sunshine in our markets.

October 19, 2008

When Ivy Zelman, the polished and bearish housing industry analyst from Zelman & Associates, finished...

October 19, 2008

When Newt Gingrich strode up to the podium to kick off the ProDealer Industry Summit...

September 30, 2008

The ProDealer Industry Summit kicks off today in Chantilly, Va., bringing together lumber and building...

August 24, 2008

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will deliver the keynote address at the 2008...