Housing Trends

Millennials Will Dominate the Mortgage Market in 2020

Millennials Will Dominate the Mortgage Market in 2020

Experts predict markets in the South and West will experience the highest housing activity in 2020, as more millennials move out of big cities in search of more affordable areas.

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NAHB Identifies Top Features and Design Trends for 2020

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on January 22, 2020 5 Comments
NAHB Identifies Top Features and Design Trends for 2020

Walk-in master bedroom closets, low-emissivity (low-e) windows and laundry rooms are the most likely features in typical new homes in 2020, based on a survey of single-family home builders. Energy-efficient features such as efficient lighting, programmable thermostats and ENERGY STAR appliances will also be likely, as will open design concepts such as great rooms and nine-plus-foot ceilings on the first floor.

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2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction

Filed in Home Building, Housing Trends by on January 16, 2020 0 Comments
2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction

When it comes to new home construction, a two-bath house is by far the most prevalent, according to the latest Census data.

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2020’s Trending Colors of the Year

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on January 10, 2020 1 Comment
2020’s Trending Colors of the Year

New year, new decade. Time to breathe new life into home design. Restoration, optimism and sophistication are woven throughout this year’s selection of colors of the year, announced annually by Pantone and various major paint manufacturers.

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Still Not a Lot of Lots

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on January 8, 2020 0 Comments
Still Not a Lot of Lots

The shortage of buildable lots that has been hindering the housing recovery eased somewhat in 2019, but remains elevated by historical standards, according to a recent survey conducted by NAHB.

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A Decade of Home Building: The Long Recovery of the 2010s

Filed in Affordability, Economics, Housing Trends by on January 6, 2020 8 Comments
A Decade of Home Building: The Long Recovery of the 2010s

The 2010s was by far the lowest decade of single-family production in the last 60 years. During this 10-year period, single-family home construction totaled just 6.8 million units. By comparison, single-family starts ranged from 9.3 million units in the 1960s to 12.3 million in the 2000s.

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The Year in Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on December 30, 2019 0 Comments
The Year in Trends

Millennials and baby boomers are the nation’s largest generations. These popular NAHBNow blog posts from the past year that spell out their unique buyer preferences as well as other interesting home design trends.

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Are Rising Construction Costs Killing the American Basement?

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on December 26, 2019 2 Comments
Are Rising Construction Costs Killing the American Basement?

The basement is losing favor among home builders and buyers. But why?

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Most Home Building in Millennial Areas, But Pace Lags Rest of Nation

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on December 3, 2019 0 Comments
Most Home Building in Millennial Areas, But Pace Lags Rest of Nation

The majority of single-family and multifamily housing production in the nation is occurring in counties with the greatest concentration of millennials. However, in a warning sign that the housing affordability crisis persists and more construction is needed, the pace of housing production in areas with the greatest concentration of millennials lags the rest of the nation, according to the latest quarterly NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

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Setting the Facts Straight on a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Boomer Homes to Hit the Market by 2037

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on November 26, 2019 2 Comments
Setting the Facts Straight on a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Boomer Homes to Hit the Market by 2037

A recent Wall Street Journal story that was picked up by Fox News ran with a sensational – and misleading – headline: “Baby boomers may put ‘tidal wave’ of 21 million homes on market – but who will buy them?”

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