John Hunt is the Chief Analyst and Principal of MarketNsight, which provides market analysis for 37 markets across the Southeast. John has over 30 years of experience in the housing industry, and his analysis has been used time and again to predict market developments.
John was part of the team in September 2006 that predicted the Great Recession of 2008. His data was used by Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson on the Senate floor in 2009 to help pass the “First Time Homebuyer Credit Extension”. In June 2019, he was the first in the nation to call the bottom of the rate-driven housing collapse. More recently, on April 21, 2020, John was the first in the country once again – this time announcing that pending sales had found a bottom and turned a corner during the pandemic housing recession.
John is on the leading edge of Millennial and Active Adult buying trends and has advocated for options like the “Missing Middle” to increase density and reform zoning. He is a highly sought-after speaker on real estate and is regularly quoted in news outlets including CNN, FOX, Money INC, Bloomberg, Builder Magazine, The AJC, GlobeSt and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.