Housing Trends

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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New Single-Family Homes are Getting Smaller

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on November 25, 2019 0 Comments
New Single-Family Homes are Getting Smaller

New single-family home size trended lower in the third quarter of 2019, a pattern from recent years that is likely to continue as builders add more entry-level homes into inventory and the custom market levels off, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

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Watch Live: NAHB Discusses National Trends in Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Housing Trends by on November 15, 2019 1 Comment
Watch Live: NAHB Discusses National Trends in Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Election 2020 series will kick off Monday, Nov. 18, in Minneapolis at 8:30 a.m. CT with a robust discussion on how municipalities are tackling the housing affordability crisis. Tune in to the event’s livestream to watch as state and local government officials, industry leaders and community partners share their insights on the challenges of housing affordability and potential solutions to address housing inequity.

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Millennials Most Likely Generation to Consider Buying a Home Within the Next Year

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends by on November 14, 2019 3 Comments
Millennials Most Likely Generation to Consider Buying a Home Within the Next Year

Only 12% of adults are considering the purchase of a home within the next 12 months, according to NAHB’s Housing Trends Report for the third quarter of 2019. This share of prospective home buyers is essentially unchanged from where it stood a year earlier, at 13%.

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Lot Values Hit Record Highs

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends, Land Development by on November 12, 2019 7 Comments
Lot Values Hit Record Highs

Median single-family lot prices in 2018 outpaced inflation (4.4% vs 2.4%) and reached a new record high, with half of the lots selling at or above $49,500, according to NAHB’s analysis of the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) data.

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Top Bathroom Features Among Millennial Home Buyers

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on November 8, 2019 7 Comments
Top Bathroom Features Among Millennial Home Buyers

A recent report published by NAHB reveals the top bathroom features wanted by millennials. The study also reveals a wide disparity between millennials and seniors regarding certain bathroom amenities.

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Advanced Lighting Technology That Goes Next Level

Filed in Housing Trends, Technology by on October 30, 2019 0 Comments
Advanced Lighting Technology That Goes Next Level

Residential lighting is rapidly evolving, not only in its architectural applications, but also for its biological benefits of potentially enhancing one’s sleep, mood and productivity.

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