Tag: housing trends

How One California Community Maximizes Outdoor Living

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on May 18, 2021 0 Comments
How One California Community Maximizes Outdoor Living

Outdoor living and a connection to the outdoors have been highly desirable to home owners in recent years — an interest that has been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. A great example is Novel Park at Great Park Neighborhoods in Orange County, Calif., winner of the 2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards for Best Condominium Community.

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More Buyers are Looking for a New Home

Filed in Economics, Trends, Uncategorized by on May 3, 2021 1 Comment
More Buyers are Looking for a New Home

A growing number of buyers are looking specifically at new home construction from the onset of their home search.

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Pre-Wiring for Electric Vehicle Charging: Prepping Your Homes for Future Demand

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on April 29, 2021 7 Comments
Pre-Wiring for Electric Vehicle Charging: Prepping Your Homes for Future Demand

Building professionals may want to consider voluntarily including trending features in their homes today to set their clients up for the next 10 to 20 years. One of these up-and-coming features for single-family detached homes is pre-wiring for electric vehicle (EV) charging.

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COVID-19 Continues to Fuel Desire for Homeownership

Filed in Economics, Trends by on April 26, 2021 5 Comments
COVID-19 Continues to Fuel Desire for Homeownership

Interest in homeownership among prospective buyers continues to grow in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 16% of American adults looking to purchase a home in the next 12 months — up from 10% year over year — according to NAHB’s Housing Trends Report for the first quarter of 2021. This is the third — and largest — year over year increase in the series’ history.

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Buyers Split on Exterior Design Preferences

Filed in Design, Economics, Trends by on April 12, 2021 0 Comments
Buyers Split on Exterior Design Preferences

When presented with four choices for exterior design, respondents for NAHB’s latest What Home Buyers Really Want edition did not choose a clear winner.

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How Has COVID Impacted Home Buyer Preferences?

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, IBS, Trends by on March 19, 2021 0 Comments
How Has COVID Impacted Home Buyer Preferences?

NAHB’s latest edition of What Home Buyers Really Want examines home buyer preferences across the industry, including the impact that COVID-19 may have on the types of features, size and location of homes that buyers are seeking.

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NAHB Announces Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends and Features in Homes

Filed in Economics, Sustainability and Green Building, Trends by on February 11, 2021 6 Comments
NAHB Announces Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends and Features in Homes

Energy efficiency is a primary driver in home buyer preferences, according to research from NAHB revealed today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2021 IBSx.

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NAHB Identifies Top Features and Design Trends for 2021 in the Wake of COVID-19

Filed in Design, Economics, Trends by on February 10, 2021 14 Comments
NAHB Identifies Top Features and Design Trends for 2021 in the Wake of COVID-19

After declining for four years, a number of key trends — including the average size of the home and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms — reversed course in 2020 as a result of shifting buyer preferences in the wake of COVID-19.

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Top 3 Home Qualities Customers Want for Better Living at Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on January 4, 2021 3 Comments
Top 3 Home Qualities Customers Want for Better Living at Home

Customers will likely focus on comfort, wellness and efficiency — high-performance trends already on the rise prior to the pandemic, according to the 2020 Green SmartMarket Brief and the 2019 What Home Buyers Really Want survey.

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Multifamily Construction Shifts to Lower-Density Markets

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on December 14, 2020 0 Comments
Multifamily Construction Shifts to Lower-Density Markets

Housing demand for not only single-family homes, but multifamily developments as well, continued to shift to lower-density, more affordable markets in the third quarter of 2020, according to data from the latest NAHB Homebuilding Geography Index (HBGI).

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