Housing Trends

BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

There were 127 single-family, multifamily, remodeling and community projects honored at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards(BALA) ceremony Wednesday night at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. That means there were 127 examples of the top design trends that home buyers will expect to see over the next several years in your building and remodeling projects.

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Buyers Prefer Amenities Over Size in New Homes, Survey Shows

Buyers Prefer Amenities Over Size in New Homes, Survey Shows

The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 – a sign that the home building industry is preparing for the coming wave of first-time buyers as Millennials begin to dip their toes into the market, according to research and survey results released today by NAHB.

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American Lawns are Shrinking

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
American Lawns are Shrinking

See what this new housing trend could mean for your business.

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Global Housing Event Echoes NAHB’s Housing Agenda

Filed in Global Housing, Housing Trends by on October 25, 2016 2 Comments
Global Housing Event Echoes NAHB’s Housing Agenda

NAHB representatives have just returned from Ecuador, where they share the association’s housing agenda and learned more about housing issues around the globe at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. The meeting, which drew thousands of people from around the world, took place Oct. 17-20 in Quito. Held every […]

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How Many Bathrooms are in the Typical New Home?

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on October 7, 2016 1 Comment
How Many Bathrooms are in the Typical New Home?

The share of new single-family homes with three or four full bathrooms has increased in the last several years, according to the latest Survey of Construction data from the U.S. Census Bureau. As NAHB economist Carmel Ford reports in a recent Eye on Housing blog post, this trend may reflect the move by builders to focus on higher-end, larger […]

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New Trends in Kitchen Features and Colors

Filed in Housing Trends by on October 6, 2016 1 Comment
New Trends in Kitchen Features and Colors

What are the features and colors included in kitchens of newly constructed homes? Data from Houzz, combined with information from the 2016 Builder Practices Survey, provides insight.

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Solar, Wind Power Installation Accelerates

Filed in Environmental, Housing Trends by on September 30, 2016 1 Comment

Wind power and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels accounted for more than two-thirds of the new electricity generating capacity installed in the U.S. last year. Cost is a big factor: the average residential PV installation costs have dropped 54% since 2008, while wind power costs have dropped 41%.

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Why Your Clients are Confused by Smart-Home Technology

Why Your Clients are Confused by Smart-Home Technology

Smart-home technology isn’t just changing how consumers live, it’s also changing how builders and remodelers conduct business. Simply giving every client the same, canned, one-size-fits-all pitch about the benefits of smart-home products can lead to alienated customers and lost business. NAHB’s BizTools features strategies that can lead to more satisfied customers.

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Solar Power Prices Continue Descent

Solar Power Prices Continue Descent

Two new “state of the market” reports released Wednesday by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found that solar energy system pricing, such as solar photovoltaic (PV), is at an all-time low.

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More Slab Foundations, Two-Story Homes Still Dominate

A look at the Census Bureau’s recent Survey of Construction sheds additional light on some of the details of today’s new homes, according to analysis by NAHB economists.

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