Homeownership

How Affordable are Homes in Your Area?

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 15, 2019 0 Comments
How Affordable are Homes in Your Area?

A new feature of the NAHB Housing Portal — a free, interactive, online resource filled with information about the impact of housing — helps illustrate the severity of declining affordability at the national, state and local levels.

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Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

Filed in Construction Industry, Homeownership by on February 7, 2019 0 Comments
Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

At the urging of local citizens and the housing community, the Arkansas Senate yesterday passed SB 170, legislation that would prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing.

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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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Builders Deliver Homes and Hope to Devastated Communities

Filed in Disaster Response, Home Building, Homeownership by on June 25, 2018 0 Comments
Builders Deliver Homes and Hope to Devastated Communities

As we celebrate the final week of National Homeownership Month, we’re highlighting how NAHB members are delivering the American Dream to home owners and communities impacted by natural disasters. As previously reported, modular housing can help devastated communities rebuild more efficiently. Homes can be built quickly and offsite in a controlled environment, saving time and […]

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Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

During National Homeownership Month in June, we’re focusing on the critical role that the home plays in our lives and how NAHB members are finding innovative ways to build the American Dream.

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Reaching Out to First-Time Home Buyers

Filed in Homeownership by on June 11, 2018 2 Comments
Reaching Out to First-Time Home Buyers

National Homeownership Month in June is a perfect opportunity to help open the door of homeownership to a rising tide of first-time home buyers.

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Promote National Homeownership Month in June

Filed in Homeownership by on June 4, 2018 17 Comments
Promote National Homeownership Month in June

As NAHB and its members celebrate National Homeownership Month in June, new research shows a household’s primary residence is its largest asset and continues to provide an important building block for long-term financial security.

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A Popular Bridge to Homeownership for Younger Buyers

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 23, 2018 1 Comment
A Popular Bridge to Homeownership for Younger Buyers

Many would-be buyers continue to feel stuck on the sidelines because of the limited number of entry-level homes. But after a dramatic decline during the recession of the late 2000’s, townhouses have experienced a steady resurgence in popularity.

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Home Shoppers, Start Your Engines – It Could Take a While

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 15, 2018 1 Comment
Home Shoppers, Start Your Engines – It Could Take a While

A national poll conducted by NAHB found 61% of prospective home buyers have been trying to find a home to buy for at least three months. Those who were polled cited several reasons for their prolonged search.

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55+ Households Account for 2/3 of Home Equity

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics, Homeownership by on February 9, 2018 0 Comments
55+ Households Account for 2/3 of Home Equity

Households headed by someone age 55 or older account for two-thirds of the nation’s total home equity, according to data from the most recent (2016) Survey of Consumer Finances. (SCF). The survey is conducted every three years by the Federal Reserve and serves as one of the few federal sources of information on household wealth.

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