Homeownership

A Popular Bridge to Homeownership for Younger Buyers

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 23, 2018 1 Comment
A Popular Bridge to Homeownership for Younger Buyers

Many would-be buyers continue to feel stuck on the sidelines because of the limited number of entry-level homes. But after a dramatic decline during the recession of the late 2000’s, townhouses have experienced a steady resurgence in popularity.

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Home Shoppers, Start Your Engines – It Could Take a While

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 15, 2018 1 Comment
Home Shoppers, Start Your Engines – It Could Take a While

A national poll conducted by NAHB found 61% of prospective home buyers have been trying to find a home to buy for at least three months. Those who were polled cited several reasons for their prolonged search.

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55+ Households Account for 2/3 of Home Equity

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics, Homeownership by on February 9, 2018 0 Comments
55+ Households Account for 2/3 of Home Equity

Households headed by someone age 55 or older account for two-thirds of the nation’s total home equity, according to data from the most recent (2016) Survey of Consumer Finances. (SCF). The survey is conducted every three years by the Federal Reserve and serves as one of the few federal sources of information on household wealth.

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Millennials Lead the Homeownership Resurgence

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 6, 2018 0 Comments
Millennials Lead the Homeownership Resurgence

Momentum continues to build for the housing industry, as evidenced by recent news from the U.S. Census Bureau regarding homeownership.

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NAHB Leaders Press Case for Housing as Congress Tackles Tax Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Homeownership, Leadership by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Leaders Press Case for Housing as Congress Tackles Tax Reform

Fifty leaders from across the NAHB Federation met with more than 150 Senators and Congressional representatives this week as your association continued to press the case for affordable housing and middle-class homeownership incentives in tax reform legislation being considered by both houses.

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Builders Fly to Washington to Push for Homeownership Tax Credit

Filed in Capitol Hill, Homeownership by on November 14, 2017 3 Comments
Builders Fly to Washington to Push for Homeownership Tax Credit

More than 50 builders from across the nation are traveling to Washington this week to hold meetings with key House and Senate Republican leaders and urge them to include a homeownership tax credit in tax reform legislation pending in both chambers of Congress.

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Los Angeles is Least Affordable Housing Market

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments
Los Angeles is Least Affordable Housing Market

San Francisco, which has been the nation’s least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released today.

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Tax Reform Plan: No Incentive for Homeownership

Filed in Homeownership by on November 3, 2017 3 Comments

NAHB believes this proposed tax reform plan will ultimately harm home values, act as a tax on middle-class home owners and discourage younger, first-time home buyers from entering the market.

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Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Take NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) pre-show courses Jan. 6-8 at the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando and receive free entry into the IBS expo.

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NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics, Homeownership, Leadership by on October 30, 2017 15 Comments
NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

NAHB continues to decry the House of Representatives’ rejection of a homeownership tax credit that would include both mortgage interest and property taxes to benefit up to 37 million additional home owners, and has served notice that we plan to deploy all necessary resources to ensure that the middle-class tax benefits of homeownership are part of this week’s planned release of a tax reform package.

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