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How a Home Purchase Boosts Consumer Spending

Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), NAHB Economics research shows that a home purchase triggers additional spending on appliances, furnishings, and remodeling. NAHB’s most recent estimates are based on the 2012-2014 data and show that during the first two years after closing on the house, a typical buyer of a newly-built single-family… Read More ›

Furniture and Appliance Purchases off Lows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported results from the 2013 consumer expenditure survey. In 2013, the average annual expenditure on housing increased 1.5% to $17,148. As a share of total expenditures housing was 33.6%; an increase from the 2012 share of 32.8%. The increase in housing expenditures is the result of rising home prices and rents as well as… Read More ›

What Do Home Buyers Buy after Moving

In a post last week we discussed NAHB research showing how during the first two years after closing on a home sale, home buyers tend to spend money on furnishings, appliances and remodeling considerably more compared to non-moving owners. Buyers of new homes spend most, outspending non-movers by a factor of 2.8. Buyers of existing homes spend twice as much… Read More ›