Housing Trends

Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

Filed in Housing Trends by on March 22, 2019 0 Comments
Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

When it comes to countertop material and appliance color, consumers have clear preferences.

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Why Do Home Buyers Move?

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on March 7, 2019 0 Comments
Why Do Home Buyers Move?

NAHB used data from the 2017 American Housing Survey to provide insight on why first-time home buyers move compared to trade-up buyers.

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Must-Have Design Ideas to Help Sell Your Homes

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on March 4, 2019 1 Comment
Must-Have Design Ideas to Help Sell Your Homes

A powerful selling tool is a home that functions smoothly and saves precious time and labor for the home owner. These options cater to today’s busy lifestyle.

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Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

More builders anticipate transitioning to building systems in the years, based on survey results from Home Innovation Research Labs. Results showed that although there was immediate interest in many building systems components, increased appeal over the next five years provides greater opportunity for growth in certain markets.

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Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

When buyers think of a green home, they think of features that will first save energy and second improve the quality of the air in the home, according survey results released today by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show.

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What Home Buyers Want in 2019

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 20, 2019 3 Comments
What Home Buyers Want in 2019

Laundry rooms and energy-saving features such as Energy Star appliances, windows and whole house certification are among the most wanted home features, according to survey results from NAHB released today during a press conference at the International Builders’ Show.

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Home Prices are the Principal Barrier to Homeownership

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 18, 2019 1 Comment
Home Prices are the Principal Barrier to Homeownership

A recent Eye on Housing blog post revealed that 58% of buyers actively searching for a home to buy in the fourth quarter of 2018 have been looking unsuccessfully for at least three months. Find out why it is it taking these buyers so long to pull the trigger.

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Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 11, 2019 8 Comments
Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

NAHB’s latest quarterly Housing Trends Report shows that prospective home buyers in all age categories are wrestling with affordability issues.

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More Buyers Report It’s Harder to Find a Home

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 8, 2019 1 Comment
More Buyers Report It’s Harder to Find a Home

The percentage of prospective home buyers reporting that their house search was getting harder or not improving rose from 65% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017 to 72% in the final quarter of 2018, according to NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report.

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4 Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Trends, Multifamily by on February 5, 2019 0 Comments
4 Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

NAHB has added Detroit, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., and Minneapolis to its exclusive series of maps detailing metro areas where the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is used to develop new affordable homes and apartments.

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