Tag Archive for ‘owner/contractor built’

Flat Trends for Custom Home Building

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of custom home building starts (homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor) posted a slight increase on a year-over year basis as of the final quarter of 2015. There were 41,000 total custom… Read More ›

Custom Home Building Grows During the Second Quarter

Custom home building recorded growth during the second quarter of 2014. NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of starts of homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor, rose from 39,000 for the second quarter of 2013 to 48,000… Read More ›

Slight Rise in Owner/Contractor Built Housing

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 unchanged on a quarter-over-quarter basis at the start of 2014. NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of starts of this type of custom home… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›