Tag Archive for ‘housing economics’

Time Spent Searching for a Home is Rising

Of the 11% of American adults considering a home purchase in the final quarter of 2019, only 43% reported being actively engaged in the process to find and buy a home.  A year earlier, the comparable share of active buyers was a much stronger 54%.  This finding suggests that mortgage interest rates steadily below 4.0% in recent months have not… Read More ›

Gains for Top Builder Share

The top 20 builders produced 29.0% of all the homes constructed in the country in 2018, according to data from BUILDER magazine. That share is a notable gain from 2017, when the largest 20 builders were responsible for 26.8% of all completions. Historical data shows a rising trend in the market share of the top 20 builders[1].  In 2000, these… Read More ›