Category Archives: Home & Garden

NAHB Releases Remodeling by Zip Code Estimates for 2018

With this post NAHB announces the release of its latest estimates of spending on improvements to owner-occupied homes at the zip code level.  The new estimates are for calendar

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Existing Sales Retreat 2.5% in April

Existing-home sales decreased 2.5% in April to a level 1.4% below a year ago, and sales have now decreased year-over-year for two consecutive months. The

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New Home Sales Decline

Sales of new homes fell by 1.5 percent over the month of April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000. According to the report

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Standards on AD&C Loans Ease, Interest Rates Expected to Rise

Builders and developers responding to NAHB’s AD&C Financing Survey continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and single-family construction loans, over the first

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Single-Family Home Size Increases at the Start of 2018

Counter to the recent prevailing trend, new single-family home size increased at start of 2018. New home size had been falling over the last two

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Small Gain for Custom Home Building at Start of 2018

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates a small gain for custom home building construction starts. There

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Townhouse Construction Up 7% Over Last Year

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction starts continue to post gains. Over

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Single-Family Starts Flat in April

Total housing starts declined in April due a drop in the volatile multifamily category. Starts decreased 3.7% month-over-month to a 1.29 million seasonally adjusted annual

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Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading

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Aging in Place on the Rise as a Reason to Remodel

According to a recent NAHB survey, “desire for better/newer amenities” and “need to repair/replace old components” once again ranked as the top reasons owners remodel their homes.  However, several

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