Housing Trends

Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on January 15, 2019 0 Comments
Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

The housing industry continues to deal with an affordability crisis, and a new report reaffirms that an alarming portion of American households are over burdened with housing costs.

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Active Buyers Taking Their Time to Search for the Right Home

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on December 13, 2018 0 Comments
Active Buyers Taking Their Time to Search for the Right Home

Active home buyers are taking their time to search for their dream home, according to the latest analysis from the Housing Trends Report, a research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of home for-sale in their markets.

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Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on November 27, 2018 3 Comments
Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

The size of new single-family homes once again decreased during the third quarter of 2018. New home size has been falling over the last three years as builders add more entry-level home construction into inventory.

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What’s the Average Number of Bathrooms in New Homes?

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on November 20, 2018 0 Comments
What’s the Average Number of Bathrooms in New Homes?

When it comes to new-home construction, a two-bath house is by far the most prevalent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction report.

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Tap Into a Valuable, Free Resource for Home Design and Performance

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments
Tap Into a Valuable, Free Resource for Home Design and Performance

Residential architects and home designers looking for data to support their latest ideas have access to a free resource for peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of building, from pre-design, design, and construction through occupancy and reuse.

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Ivory Homes Launches Affordable Housing Prize

Filed in Business Management, Housing Trends, Multifamily, NAHB Cares by on September 21, 2018 0 Comments
Ivory Homes Launches Affordable Housing Prize

A Utah home builder and NAHB member is spearheading an effort to generate innovative solutions to the nationwide crisis in affordable housing – and offering prizes totaling $200,000 to the top entries.

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Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

During National Homeownership Month in June, we’re focusing on the critical role that the home plays in our lives and how NAHB members are finding innovative ways to build the American Dream.

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Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

All it takes is a quick look at Houzz to realize laundry rooms are becoming game changers. And depending on their market, home builders can promote their laundry rooms in ways that appeal to any number of different buyers.

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3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Multifamily, Remodelers by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

An excellent bellwether for advances coming to residential lighting solutions is the biennial Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany. The show — which boasts a staggering attendance of 220,000 global visitors — exhibits trends in lighting design, electrical systems and building automation. Here’s what we learned.

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Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

A recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily — though modestly — increased every year since 2011.

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