Housing Trends

Top Retirement Destinations for Boomer Buyers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Trends by on June 28, 2019 1 Comment
Top Retirement Destinations for Boomer Buyers

Arizona and Florida have long been popular retirement destinations — not only for their warmer climates, but factors such as cost of living and local taxes as well. These same factors are making other areas increasingly attractive.

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Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Despite a solid economy, rising wages and household growth that is now back from post-recession lows, new home construction remains depressed, due to supply-side challenges that are making it increasingly more difficult to build at affordable price points.

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7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on June 19, 2019 1 Comment
7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Thoughtful planning and attentive design of the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the home. Gather inspiration for new styles with these seven kitchen design trends.

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A Top Barrier to Homeownership May Be Easing

A Top Barrier to Homeownership May Be Easing

A recent Eye on Housing blog post revealed that 53% of buyers actively searching for a home to buy in the first quarter of 2019 have been looking unsuccessfully for at least three months. View the top reasons why is it taking these buyers so long to pull the trigger.

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Drone Use is Riding High Among Builders

Filed in Housing Trends, Sales & Marketing by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
Drone Use is Riding High Among Builders

Nearly half of builders continue to use aerial drones, according to a March survey conducted by NAHB. Overall, 44% of builders reported using drones in 2019, little changed from the 46% in 2018, but considerably higher than the 22% who reported using drones the first time NAHB asked the question in 2016.

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Boomers Cite Durable Materials Among Most-Wanted Home Features

Boomers Cite Durable Materials Among Most-Wanted Home Features

As of 2019, the entire baby boomer generation is now officially 55 years old and up. What do these 75 million consumers in a strong 55+ housing market want in their homes for their ‘golden years’?

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No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Remodelers by on May 29, 2019 3 Comments
No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

When it comes to the most sought-after aging-in-place projects, bathrooms dominate the top spot. In a recent NAHB survey of remodelers, more than eight out of 10 reported that installing grab bars (89%), higher toilets (85%) and curbless showers (82%) were the most common aging-in-place projects.

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Top 10 Home Technology Features

Filed in Housing Trends, Technology by on May 3, 2019 3 Comments
Top 10 Home Technology Features

When it comes to the top technology features that consumers want in their homes, the “eyes” have it. Three of the four most wanted features are security-related.

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How to Communicate the Benefits of Green Homes

How to Communicate the Benefits of Green Homes

Although Earth Day only comes once a year, home buyers think green year-round. Knowing how to frame the conversation can help ensure home buyers understand the value of investing in green building practices, as shown by a recent NAHB study.

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Small vs. Large Homes: How Do Major Living Spaces Stack Up?

Filed in Design, Economics, Housing Trends by on April 16, 2019 0 Comments
Small vs. Large Homes: How Do Major Living Spaces Stack Up?

A new study from NAHB measures the amount of space of each room in the average new home, and compares percentages of square footage based on the size of the home.

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