Tag Archive for ‘BPS’

Share of New Homes with Decks Under 18% Again

As discussed in Eye on Housing last year, builders have been including decks on fewer and fewer new homes recently.  According to NAHB tabulation of data from the HUD/Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC), well over 20% of all single-family homes started had decks from 2005 through 2018—as many as 27% in 2007 and 2008.  After 2017, however, the share… Read More ›

Porches on New Homes as Popular as Ever

Porches have been a popular home feature, consistently ranking in the top 10 in the NAHB surveys of recent and prospective home buyers published in What Home Buyers Really Want.  And porches remain as popular as ever specifically on new homes, according to NAHB tabulation of the latest Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau with partial… Read More ›

Patios Are Increasingly Popular on New Homes

The share of homes with patios edged up to another record high last year.  Of the roughly one million single-family homes started in 2022, 63.3% percent came with patios—up from 63.0% in 2021, and the seventh consecutive year of setting a new record.  The source for these numbers is NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (conducted by… Read More ›

Nine Percent of New Homes Are Teardowns

In 2021, 9.1 percent of new single-family homes were built in an older neighborhood on a site where a previous  structure had to be torn down and rebuilt, according to the latest Builder Practices Survey (BPS) conducted by Home Innovation Research Labs.  Another 18.5 percent were built on an infill lot in an older neighborhood.  The BPS places new homes… Read More ›

Share of New Homes with Porches Dips Below 64 Percent

Of the roughly 1.1 million single-family homes started in 2021, 63.4 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). This marks the first time the share of single-family homes with porches has dipped below 64 percent since 2015. … Read More ›

Share of New Homes with Porches Back Over 65 Percent

Of the roughly 990,000 single-family homes started in 2020, 65.3 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). This marks the third time the share of single-family homes with porches has broken above the 65 percent barrier.  The… Read More ›