Housing Trends

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 7 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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Is Student Debt a Barrier to Homeownership?

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends by on February 1, 2019 0 Comments
Is Student Debt a Barrier to Homeownership?

Homeownership among 24- to 32-year-olds dropped 9 percentage points between 2005 and 2014. A key factor for that drop may be increasing student loan amounts, according to the Federal Reserve.

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Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on January 15, 2019 0 Comments
Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

The housing industry continues to deal with an affordability crisis, and a new report reaffirms that an alarming portion of American households are over burdened with housing costs.

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Active Buyers Taking Their Time to Search for the Right Home

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on December 13, 2018 0 Comments
Active Buyers Taking Their Time to Search for the Right Home

Active home buyers are taking their time to search for their dream home, according to the latest analysis from the Housing Trends Report, a research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of home for-sale in their markets.

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Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on November 27, 2018 3 Comments
Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

The size of new single-family homes once again decreased during the third quarter of 2018. New home size has been falling over the last three years as builders add more entry-level home construction into inventory.

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