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Watch Live: NAHB Discusses National Trends in Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Housing Trends by on November 15, 2019 0 Comments
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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Builders are Stuck on Stucco in the West, In Tune with Vinyl in the Northeast

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on October 25, 2019 0 Comments
Builders are Stuck on Stucco in the West, In Tune with Vinyl in the Northeast

The most common exterior wall materials on homes started in 2018 were vinyl siding and stucco, according to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC). Vinyl siding and stucco were each used on 26% of new homes started in 2018, followed closely by brick or brick veneer at 21% and fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard) at 20%.

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How Millennial Layout Preferences Differ From Other Generations

Filed in Housing Trends by on October 1, 2019 0 Comments
How Millennial Layout Preferences Differ From Other Generations

Millennials are more inclined to want features such as two-story homes, open layouts, and a greater number of bedrooms and bathrooms than other generations, according to data from NAHB’s “What Home Buyers Really Want” report.

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Millennial Home Preferences vs. Other Generations

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on August 9, 2019 4 Comments
Millennial Home Preferences vs. Other Generations

A recent study by the NAHB Economics department highlights the differences between millennial home buyer preferences and other generations over recent years.

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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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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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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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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 14 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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