Housing Trends

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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First-Time Home Buyers Deflated, but not Deterred

Filed in Design, Economics, Housing Trends by on March 8, 2018 1 Comment
First-Time Home Buyers Deflated, but not Deterred

Competition is stiff in housing markets across the country. Limited inventory of existing and entry-level homes, combined with inevitable interest rate hikes are causing prices to rise and expectations to decline — particularly among first-time buyers.

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55+ Builders See New Housing Trends in Florida

55+ Builders See New Housing Trends in Florida

The latest models and plans for 55+ community designs were on display last month during the International Builders Show in Orlando.

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How Smart Can the ‘Smart Home’ Be?

How Smart Can the ‘Smart Home’ Be?

Tech-savvy home design experts who recently saw the latest in smart home innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show were buzzing excitedly around the 2018 International Builders’ Show. While there are still questions and apprehension from traditional home builders, these experts say it’s not a good idea to sit on the sidelines waiting for the dust to settle.

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What Millennial Home Buyers Want

What Millennial Home Buyers Want

It’s all about location, location, location – with a dash or two of compromise – as millennials, the nation’s largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market. Two market researchers – who happen to be millennials themselves – offered insight into their generation in Two Millennials Tell All, an education session offered Jan. 10 during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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Prospective Home Buyers Sidelined by Availability, Affordability

Prospective Home Buyers Sidelined by Availability, Affordability

The average home size, at 2,622 square feet in 2016, was essentially unchanged in 2017, averaging 2,627 square feet. Forty-six percent had four bedrooms or more compared to 45% in 2016; 37% had three full baths or more compared to 35 percent in 2016. Meanwhile, Americans continue to remodel, renovate and DIY at a fast clip.

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3 More Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Trends, Multifamily by on December 29, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB has added Seattle, Chicago and Denver to its exclusive series of maps detailing metro areas where the Low Income Housing Tax Credit is used to develop new affordable homes.

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