Housing Trends

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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Lots in 2015 Smallest on Record

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on August 3, 2016 0 Comments
Lots in 2015 Smallest on Record

The median lot size of a new single-family detached home sold in 2015 dropped under 8,600 square feet for the first time since the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction started tracking the series.

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Solar Appraisals Move Forward

Filed in Housing Trends, Technology by on July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Solar Appraisals Move Forward

A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that it’s possible to demonstrate how homes equipped with solar panels are worth more than comparable homes without them.

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How a Trendy Buzzword Can Help Your Business

How a Trendy Buzzword Can Help Your Business

The whole world is getting more and more connected every day, but if you’re asking yourself how all of this increasingly smart technology can actually help your fleet and your business, the answer might surprise you.

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