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Two-Story Foyer Continues Downward Trend in 2019

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 continued to decline nationally and regionally except the Northeast. 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… 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 2019, 95 percent of new single-family homes started had a central AC system, higher than 93.7 percent in 2018. The trend, going back to 2000, shows a steady rise in the share of new homes… Read More ›

Property Tax Receipts Stabilize in the Third Quarter of 2011

Property taxes are an important source of revenue for state and local governments to pay for government services, particularly education. When factoring in revisions, Census data of state and local government tax collections for the third quarter of 2011 indicate a small increase from the previous quarter to $467 billion on an annualized basis. Nonetheless, total property tax collections from the fourth quarter of 2010 through the third quarter of 2011 were… Read More ›