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  1. Additional Growth for Residential Construction Loans

    The volume of residential construction loans increased by 1.7% during the second quarter of 2018, marking 21 consecutive quarters of growth. Furthermore, recent stabilization of year-over-year growth rates is an indicator of continued, modest growth fo…

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  2. Age of Housing Stock by State

    According to the latest data from the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS), the median age of owner-occupied homes remained at 37 years. The age of the housing stock is an important remodeling market indicator. Older houses are less energy-efficient th…

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  3. Multifamily Built-for-Rent Share Remains Elevated

    The elevated rental share of multifamily construction is holding typical apartment size below levels seen during the pre-recession period. As multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily h…


  4. Homeownership Rates by Minority Groups

    The homeownership rate for “all minorities” increased to 47.4 percent in the second quarter of 2018, up 0.6 percent from the same time last year (46.8 percent). This increase helped boost the overall homeownership rate to 64.3 percent, also up 0.6 perc…


  5. Private Residential Spending Down in June

    NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending dipped 0.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $568.3 billion in June. Nevertheless, on a quarterly basis, private residential con…


  6. Home Price Appreciation Continues in May

    National home price appreciation grew faster in May as eleven metro areas experienced an acceleration in price growth. Two metro areas, New York and Detroit, typically considered higher house price areas, recorded outright declines in house prices. The…


  7. Most Buyers Don’t Expect Housing Availability to Get Better Soon

    The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls condu…

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  8. 14% of Adults Plan to Buy Home in Next 12 Months; Most for the First-Time

    This post releases the second edition of the Housing Trends Report (HTR), a research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale i…

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  9. Residential Construction Down in June

    Following two consecutive monthly increases, single-family starts fell by 9.1 percent over the month of June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 858,000, according to a joint release by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Deve…

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  10. Builder Confidence Stays at Healthy Level in July

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builders are optimistic about housing market cond…

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