Tag Archive for ‘SOC’

Age-Restricted Homes Slightly Smaller, Pricier than Others Started in 2018

Of the roughly 875,000 single-family and 375,0000 multifamily homes started in 2018, 29,000 and 31,000, respectively, were age-restricted according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and partially funded by HUD).  A housing development can legally restrict the ages of its residents, provided it conforms to one of the set… Read More ›

Two-Story Foyer Less Common in 2018

Information obtained from the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) and tabulated by NAHB, shows that the share of new homes with a two-story foyer declined nationally and regionally except the West. According to the Census, a two-story foyer is defined as the entranceway inside the front door of the house and has a ceiling that is at the… Read More ›

Share of New Homes with Patios Edges Up Again

Of the roughly 876,000 single-family homes started in 2018, 59.4 percent came with patios, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and partially funded by HUD).  This is the highest the number has been since NAHB began tracking the series in 2005.  The incidence of patios on new homes… Read More ›

Garages in New Homes: 2018 Data

A majority of new homes that completed construction in 2018 included two-car garages (64%), according to NAHB analysis of 2018 Census Bureau Survey of Construction data. There is clear uniformity for parking options in new homes completed across the Census divisions. Except for West North Central division, the 2-car garage was the largest share of completed homes in all other divisions…. Read More ›

Air Conditioning and Heating Systems in New Homes

The Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) provides valuable information on the characteristics of new homes started construction, such as air conditioning and heating system installations. In 2018, 93.7 percent of new single-family homes started had a central AC system, almost the same share as in 2017 (93.5 percent). The trend, going back to 2000, shows a steady rise in the share… Read More ›

Share of New Homes with Decks Declines in 2018

Of the roughly 876,000 single-family homes started in 2018, 22.6 percent included decks, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and partially funded by HUD). This is down over a full percentage point from he 23.8 percent recorded a year earlier. From 2005 to 2008, the share of new… Read More ›

Share of New Homes with Porches Up to 94% in East South Central

Of the single-family homes started in 2018, 64.9 percent came with porches, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau with partial funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development). Historically, the SOC shows the share of single-family homes with porches increasing regularly to a high of 65.7 percent in 2011… Read More ›

Time to Build a Single-Family Home in 2018

The 2018 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 7.7 months, which in general includes almost a month from authorization to start and another 6.7 months to finish the construction. The time from authorization to completion varies across the nation and depends on the geographic location, metropolitan… Read More ›

Single-Story Home Construction Increased in 2018

Information obtained from the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) and tabulated by NAHB, shows that the share of two or more stories homes started is greater than one story homes in 2018, but the two-story share decreased compared to 2017. The greatest concentration of two or more story homes was in divisions along the coasts of the country…. Read More ›