John Hunt is the principal of MarketNsight and president of ViaSearch. Since 1995, John has been analyzing the real estate market across the nation. John worked with the team that predicted the housing downturn as early as September 2005; and, in 2009, he helped provide the housing data that led Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson to successfully extend the Home Buyer Tax Credit. He has been on the leading edge of Millennial Home Buying Trends, accurately predicting the dramatic loss of First Time Buyers in 2013, upon the depletion of distressed lots nationally.
He is a regular speaker on the economy and real estate at the nationally covered Georgia State University Economic Forecasting Center, where he made news in February of 2016. When the National Association of Home Builders projected 977,000 single-family starts nationally and 30,000 for Atlanta in 2016, John went against conventional thinking and accurately predicted 780,000 and 23,000 starts, respectively.
John has co-produced, and been the featured speaker for the largest semi-annual event for the Atlanta Housing industry (MarketWatch Atlanta) since 2006, with more than 500 leaders in Atlanta and national real estate in attendance. He is also a regular speaker at Georgia Bankers’ Association Conferences and the Raymond James Wealth Management Conference. John is frequently featured on NPR’s “A Closer Look,” and he has been recently featured by WSB-TV, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, NAHB Now and Builder Online.
His firm MarketNsight currently operates in 13 markets across the Southeast, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville, Nashville, Raleigh, and Savannah.
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