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Which Heating and Cooling Systems are Most Common for New Homes?

Filed in Economics, Trends by on September 10, 2021 0 Comments
Which Heating and Cooling Systems are Most Common for New Homes?

See which heating and cooling systems are most prevalent geographically, based on information from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC).

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Slab Foundations Continue to Overtake Basements in New Homes

Filed in Trends by on August 31, 2021 1 Comment
Slab Foundations Continue to Overtake Basements in New Homes

NAHB analysis of the latest Survey of Construction (SOC) shows the gap between slab and full/partial basement foundation adoption rates is growing: The share of new homes built on slabs steadily increased from 46% in 2000 to 65% in 2020, while the share of new homes with basements dropped from 36.8% to 22%.

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What Are the Most Common Exterior Materials for New Homes?

Filed in Economics, Trends by on August 6, 2021 0 Comments
What Are the Most Common Exterior Materials for New Homes?

Stucco was the most common principal exterior material on new single-family homes started in 2020 (28%), followed by vinyl siding (26%), according to the data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC).

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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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4 Ways to Incorporate Water Efficiency into a Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 28, 2021 0 Comments
4 Ways to Incorporate Water Efficiency into a Home

According to the latest edition of NAHB’s What Homes Buyers Really Want, water-conserving fixtures such as toilets, showerheads and faucets are among the 20 top green features desired by home owners. Incorporating these into homes along with other water-focused strategies can provide multiple benefits for builders and consumers alike.

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Gas vs. Electricity: Which Energy Source Do Consumers Prefer?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building, Trends by on July 9, 2021 9 Comments
Gas vs. Electricity: Which Energy Source Do Consumers Prefer?

Consumers have several factors to consider when building a high-performance home, including which type of energy source, or fuel type, they want to select.

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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 37 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 6 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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