Tag Archive for ‘custom homebuilding’

Owner/Contractor Built Housing Market Share Flat

The market share of homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor, was effectively flat on a quarter-over-quarter basis. Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicate that the number of starts of this type of custom home building rose slightly by count from the third quarter of… Read More ›

Owner and Contractor Built Housing Share Falls

The market share of homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor, fell at the start of 2013. Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicate that the number of starts of this particular type of custom home building was down 4% year-over year in the first… Read More ›

Fourth Quarter 2012 Custom Home Building

Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicate that while the growth in custom home building starts has been relatively flat by count, the market share for owner- and contractor-built homes has shrunk due to a rebound in other types of home building. The onset of the housing crisis and the Great Recession interrupted a 15-year long… Read More ›

Custom Home Construction Steady as Overall Market Expands

The onset of the housing crisis and the Great Recession interrupted a 15-year long increasing trend toward a growing share for spec home building. As housing production slowed in 2006 and 2007, the share of non-spec building, particularly custom home building, increased. This not-for sale single-family housing construction is classified in Census housing starts data as either owner- or contractor-built. The share increased because… Read More ›

Custom Home Building Market Share Remains Elevated

The onset of the housing crisis and the Great Recession interrupted a 15-year long increasing trend toward a growing share for spec home building. As housing production slowed in 2006 and 2007, the share of non-spec building, particularly custom home building, increased. This not-for sale single-family housing construction is classified in Census housing starts data as either owner- or contractor-built. The share increased because… Read More ›