Housing Trends

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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How to Attract Millennial Home Buyers

How to Attract Millennial Home Buyers

Millennials are the largest generation at approximately 79 million strong — surpassing baby boomers by about 4 million. Of those 79 million, 52% are contemplating homeownership, while 37% prefer the flexibility of renting.

So how can builders attract more millennials to purchasing a home?

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Top 10 Home Features Baby Boomers Want — and Don’t Want

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Trends by on April 4, 2019 9 Comments
Top 10 Home Features Baby Boomers Want — and Don’t Want

Much like the average home buyer, buyers in the baby boomer generation like laundry rooms and energy efficiency, and dislike elevators and wine cellars. Baby boomers, however, tend to have stronger opinions about what they do and do not want in their homes, as indicated in NAHB’s recent update on What Home Buyers Really Want.

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Consumers Rate Their Top Bathroom Features

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on April 2, 2019 0 Comments
Consumers Rate Their Top Bathroom Features

When it comes to what bathroom feature consumers desire the most, a fancy tub, shower or vanity — though high on the list — fails to make the top grade.

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Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

Filed in Housing Trends by on March 22, 2019 1 Comment
Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

When it comes to countertop material and appliance color, consumers have clear preferences.

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Why Do Home Buyers Move?

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on March 7, 2019 0 Comments
Why Do Home Buyers Move?

NAHB used data from the 2017 American Housing Survey to provide insight on why first-time home buyers move compared to trade-up buyers.

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Must-Have Design Ideas to Help Sell Your Homes

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on March 4, 2019 1 Comment
Must-Have Design Ideas to Help Sell Your Homes

A powerful selling tool is a home that functions smoothly and saves precious time and labor for the home owner. These options cater to today’s busy lifestyle.

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Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

More builders anticipate transitioning to building systems in the years, based on survey results from Home Innovation Research Labs. Results showed that although there was immediate interest in many building systems components, increased appeal over the next five years provides greater opportunity for growth in certain markets.

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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 9 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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