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Class is in Session: September NAHB Live Online Courses

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Class is in Session: September NAHB Live Online Courses

As students return to schools all over the country, take the opportunity to advance your professional skills with live, online courses taught by industry experts.

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Prospective Buyers Continue to Turn into Active Buyers

Filed in Economics, Trends by on August 3, 2021 0 Comments
Prospective Buyers Continue to Turn into Active Buyers

Of the 17% of American adults considering a future home purchase, more than half (61%) have moved beyond planning and are now actively trying to buy. This share of active buyers has increased in each of the last six quarters.

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Buyers’ Outlook on Housing Availability and Affordability Declines

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trends by on July 30, 2021 26 Comments
Buyers’ Outlook on Housing Availability and Affordability Declines

The increased activity in the housing market in the wake of COVID-19, combined with rising housing prices, has hampered prospective buyers’ outlook on the housing market and their ability to buy a home.

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Have High Home Prices Reduced Buyer Interest in New Homes?

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trends by on July 27, 2021 0 Comments
Have High Home Prices Reduced Buyer Interest in New Homes?

Most likely due to rising home prices, the share of prospective home buyers seeking to purchase a new home has declined significantly from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the second quarter of 2021.

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New Home Prices Squeeze Buyers Out of the Low End

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trends by on June 28, 2021 28 Comments
New Home Prices Squeeze Buyers Out of the Low End

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, combined with recent NAHB survey data, show that home buyers in the bottom one-fourth of the market have been squeezed entirely out of the market for new construction due to a mismatch between actual prices of new homes and prices that buyers expect to pay.

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Low Mortgage Rates Converting More Passive Buyers into Active Buyers

Filed in Economics, Trends by on November 3, 2020 0 Comments
Low Mortgage Rates Converting More Passive Buyers into Active Buyers

NAHB’s most recent Housing Trends Report finds that, of the 13% of American adults considering a future home purchase in the third quarter of 2020, 50% have moved beyond planning and are actively trying to find one to buy — compared to 44% a year ago.

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Low Mortgage Rates Pushing Prospective Buyers Off the Fence

Filed in Economics by on July 29, 2020 2 Comments
Low Mortgage Rates Pushing Prospective Buyers Off the Fence

Of the 11% of American adults considering a future home purchase in the second quarter of 2020, about half (49%) are not simply planning it, they are actively engaged in the process to find a home, according to the latest quarterly Housing Trends Report.

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Home Purchase Plans Little Changed by COVID-19

Filed in Economics by on July 22, 2020 2 Comments
Home Purchase Plans Little Changed by COVID-19

The share of Americans who are considering the purchase of a home in the next 12 months was 11% in the second quarter of 2020, essentially flat when compared to the same quarter in 2019 (12%), according to NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report.

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