Rose Quint is Assistant Vice President for Survey Research. Ms. Quint holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics/International Business from Old Dominion University as well as a Master’s degree in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her responsibilities include planning and conducting industry surveys, specifically in the areas of builder sentiment, remodeling, housing affordability, and AD&C financing issues. Ms. Quint is also responsible for special research projects, such as studies on builders’ profitability, consumer preferences, construction costs, and membership census. She joined NAHB in 1999.
If you have ever wondered how much single-family builders are earning these days or how much profit is considered “average” in the industry, then a recently published NAHB study based on a national survey of single-family builders titled “The Cost of Doing Business Study: 2012 Edition” will help provide answers. On average, single-family builders in fiscal year 2010 made $7.1… Read More ›
Single-family homes started in 2011* were a bit different than the ones builders started in 2010. Unpublished Census Bureau data show that, on average, homes started in 2011 were bigger than those started in 2010. Homes were also more likely to have more features and amenities. These developments must be analyzed with caution, however, keeping in mind that total single-family… Read More ›
The current state of the national economy continues to affect the remodeling industry, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders Remodeling Market Index (RMI). The index dropped to 41.7 in the third quarter from 43.9 in the second quarter, after having reached a four-year high of 46.5 in the first quarter of the year. Many remodelers report that… Read More ›
NAHB’s multifamily production index (MPI) rose for a fourth consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2011 to 44.4. It is the highest quarterly reading since 2006, and continues the trend of generally improving conditions in the market for new multifamily housing that has emerged since the MPI dropped to a record low of 16.0 in the third quarter of… Read More ›