Homeownership

Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Despite a solid economy, rising wages and household growth that is now back from post-recession lows, new home construction remains depressed, due to supply-side challenges that are making it increasingly more difficult to build at affordable price points.

Continue Reading »

A Top Barrier to Homeownership May Be Easing

A Top Barrier to Homeownership May Be Easing

A recent Eye on Housing blog post revealed that 53% of buyers actively searching for a home to buy in the first quarter of 2019 have been looking unsuccessfully for at least three months. View the top reasons why is it taking these buyers so long to pull the trigger.

Continue Reading »

Resources to Promote National Homeownership Month in June

Filed in Homeownership by on June 3, 2019 0 Comments
Resources to Promote National Homeownership Month in June

HBAs and members have a great opportunity to promote the benefits of homeownership throughout the month of June. To support outreach efforts, NAHB provides an online toolkit of resources that can be tailored to your local market.

Continue Reading »

Innovative Housing Showcase Kicks Off on National Mall

Filed in Affordability, Home Building, Homeownership by on June 3, 2019 3 Comments
Innovative Housing Showcase Kicks Off on National Mall

The inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase opened June 1 to packed crowds on the National Mall exploring the latest housing technologies that are helping address the housing affordability crisis.

Continue Reading »

NAHB Chief Economist Testifies on Housing Affordability at Massachusetts Legislature

Filed in Affordability, Economics, Homeownership by on April 2, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Chief Economist Testifies on Housing Affordability at Massachusetts Legislature

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz told Massachusetts state policymakers today that growing affordability challenges for renters and home buyers stemming from years of underproduction and rising regulatory costs associated with land development and home building are having negative economic repercussions

Continue Reading »

Resources Available to Promote New Homes Month in April

Filed in Homeownership by on April 1, 2019 0 Comments
Resources Available to Promote New Homes Month in April

As NAHB and its members celebrate New Homes Month in April, there is a positive sign for this spring home buying season: The Federal Reserve signaled that it envisions no rate increases in 2019.

Continue Reading »

Finding Creative Solutions to the Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on February 27, 2019 2 Comments
Finding Creative Solutions to the Housing Affordability Crisis

To help empower builders and communities to take important steps together, NAHB has compiled extensive research on state and local policies and incentives that are being used to help make housing more affordable in communities across the country.

Continue Reading »

How Affordable are Homes in Your Area?

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 15, 2019 0 Comments
How Affordable are Homes in Your Area?

A new feature of the NAHB Housing Portal — a free, interactive, online resource filled with information about the impact of housing — helps illustrate the severity of declining affordability at the national, state and local levels.

Continue Reading »

Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

Filed in Construction Industry, Homeownership by on February 7, 2019 0 Comments
Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

At the urging of local citizens and the housing community, the Arkansas Senate yesterday passed SB 170, legislation that would prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing.

Continue Reading »

Is Student Debt a Barrier to Homeownership?

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends by on February 1, 2019 0 Comments
Is Student Debt a Barrier to Homeownership?

Homeownership among 24- to 32-year-olds dropped 9 percentage points between 2005 and 2014. A key factor for that drop may be increasing student loan amounts, according to the Federal Reserve.

Continue Reading »