Tag Archive for ‘housing economics’

Rising Incomes Boost Housing Affordability in First Quarter of 2018

Strong wage growth more than offset an increase in mortgage interest rates to boost nationwide housing affordability in the first quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 61.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of January and end of March were affordable to families… Read More ›

House Search Takes Many Months, But Buyers Do Not Intend to Give Up

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a new research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult.  This is the fourth (and last) of a series of posts highlighting results for the first quarter of… Read More ›

Only a Minority of Buyers Can Afford Majority of Homes For-Sale

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a new research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult.  This is the third in a series of posts highlighting results for the first quarter of 2018.  See… Read More ›

Most Buyers Don’t See Improvement in Housing Availability

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a new research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult.  This is the second in a series of posts highlighting results for the first quarter of 2018.  See… Read More ›

17% of Adults Plan to Buy Home in Next 12 Months; Many for the First-Time

This post releases the first edition of the Housing Trends Report (HTR), a new research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  The HTR will be released quarterly in order to track changes in buyers’ perceptions over time.  All data… Read More ›

A Majority of Home Buyers Don’t Expect Availability to Improve in 2018

NAHB regularly conducts national polls of American adults and home buyers in order to understand new trends and preferences in the housing market. This is the sixth (and final) in a series of posts highlighting poll results, as presented during the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.  See previous posts on tiny homes, driverless cars, time searching for a home,… Read More ›

Reasons for Not Moving in 10+ Years

NAHB regularly conducts national polls of American adults and home buyers in order to understand new trends and preferences in the housing market. This is the fifth in a series of posts highlighting poll results, as presented during the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.  See previous posts on tiny homes, driverless cars, time searching for a home, and… Read More ›

Home Features Buyers Consider Essential

NAHB regularly conducts national polls of American adults and home buyers in order to understand new trends and preferences in the housing market. This is the fourth in a series of posts highlighting poll results, as presented during the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.  See previous posts on tiny homes, driverless cars, and time searching for a home…. Read More ›

Most Buyers Actively Trying to Get a Home Have Been Searching for 3 Months+

NAHB regularly conducts national polls of American adults and home buyers in order to understand new trends and preferences in the housing market. This is the third in a series of posts highlighting poll results, as presented during the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.  See previous posts on tiny homes and driverless cars. A recent poll revealed that… Read More ›

Driverless Cars Have Potential Market

NAHB regularly conducts national polls of American adults and home buyers in order to understand new trends and preferences in the housing market. This is the second in a series of posts highlighting poll results, as presented during the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.  See previous post on tiny homes. Driverless cars are currently being developed and tested… Read More ›