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55+ Housing Market Index Remains in Positive Territory

Builder confidence in the 55+ single-family housing market remains in positive territory with the 55+ single-family housing market index (55+ HMI) increasing one point to 67 in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) (Figure 1). There are separate 55+ HMIs for two segments of the 55+ housing market: single-family homes and multifamily condominiums. Each… Read More ›

55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on Record-High

The 55+ Single-Family Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) jumped 12 points to reach a record high of 71 in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (Figure 1). The fourth quarter also marks the 15th consecutive quarter in which the index has been above 50, the break-even point at which more respondents view conditions as… Read More ›

Boomers Prefer Suburbs and Cul de Sacs

NAHB’s recently published Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation shows that homebuyers in the Baby Boom Generation want a suburban neighborhood consisting of all single-family detached homes more often than any other community feature (of the 19 listed), and nearly 80 percent prefer a cul de sac over efficient traffic flow when given the choice. These results are based on a survey… Read More ›

In Every State, Over 1/3 of Households are 55+

In a recent study, NAHB used newly released American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show that, in the U.S. as a whole, there are a little over 48 million households headed by someone age 55 or older, accounting for roughly 42 percent of all U.S. households. Although the percentage is different in different states, the variation… Read More ›