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  • Homeowners’ Equity Continues to Improve

    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the Financial Accounts of the United States for the second quarter of 2017. The balance sheet of U.S. households with real estate continues to improve as the increases in home prices continue. Households’ owner-occupied real estate increased to $23.8 trillion in the second quarter of 2017, $1,597 billion more than… Read More ›

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  • New Single-Family Home Foundations in 2016

    NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) shows that 56.8% of all new single-family started in 2016 were built on slab foundations, 27.4% had a full/partial basement, and 14.5% selected a crawl space. The gap between slab and full/partial basement foundation adoption rates is growing: the share built on slabs steadily increased from 46.0% in 2000 to 56.8% in… Read More ›

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  • Apartment Absorption Flat While Condo Absorption Climbs

    The Census Bureau, in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), recently released the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), which tracks apartment and condominium completions, absorption rates (the share of apartments/condos rented or purchased within the first 3 months after completion), and asking prices. In the first quarter of 2017, completions of unfurnished, unsubsidized, privately financed apartments… Read More ›

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