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  • Pending Sales Retreat

    The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 2.5% in November 2016 to its lowest level since January 2016, and is 0.4% below November 2015. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), decreased to 107.3 in November 2016 from 110.0 the previous month. The PHSI increased 0.6% in… Read More ›

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  • Top Posts of 2016: Remodeling by Zip Code Estimates

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In March, Paul Emrath examined local estimates of remodeling activity. NAHB has released its latest projections of spending on improvements to owner-occupied housing by zip code. The projections show total spending on improvements, the number of owner-occupied homes, as well as average… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: Housing Preferences across Generations

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In March, Rose Quint examined how housing preferences differ across age groups. NAHB recently released its latest study tracking the evolution of home buyer preferences, titled Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers.   The study… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: Features and Colors of Kitchens in New Homes

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In October, Carmel Ford examined design features in kitchens of new homes. What are the features and colors included in kitchens of newly constructed homes? Data from Houzz, combined with information from the 2016 Builder Practices Survey, provides insight. The 2016… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: Single-Family Home Size Trending Lower

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In November, we examined the turnaround in new home size that marks a broadening of home building inventory. After increasing and leveling off in recent years, new single-family home size continued to trend lower during the third quarter of 2016. This ongoing change marks… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: Most Likely Features in a New Single-family Home

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In February, Rose Quint examined the most common features of new homes. Successful businesses stay on top of what their competitors are doing. For home builders, this involves knowing what features other builders are putting in their new homes.  In December 2015, a… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: What Building 1,000 Homes Means to the U.S. Economy

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Paul Emrath examined the economic impacts of home building. According to NAHB’s National Impact of Home Building model, building 1,000 average single-family homes generates 2,975 jobs and $111.0 million in taxes and fees for all levels of government.  Similarly,… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: Where are the Nation’s Second Homes?

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In March, Na Zhao examined the location and concentration of the nation’s second homes. According to NAHB estimates, the total count of the second home stock reached 7.5 million in 2014, an increase of 0.6 million over 2009 when NAHB Economics last produced… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: Regulation is 24.3 Percent of the Average New Home Price

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In May, Paul Emrath examined the impact rising regulatory burdens are having on home costs. An NAHB study shows that, on average, regulations imposed by government at all levels account for 24.3 percent of the final price of a new single-family home built… Read More ›

  • Top Posts of 2016: Lots in 2015 are Smallest on Record

    With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In July, Natalia Siniavskaia examined lot sizes in the face of the ongoing lot shortage. The median lot size of a new single-family detached home sold in 2015 dropped under 8,600 square feet for the first time since Census Bureau’s Survey… Read More ›