Tag Archive for ‘home building’

Community Associations in New Homes Started

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), 62.0 percent of all homes started in 2019 were built within a community or homeowner’s association. A total of 545,000 homes with community associations were started in 2019, compared to 543,000 in 2018. The Census Bureau defines community or homeowner’s associations as “formal legal entities created to maintain common… Read More ›

Sale and Contract Prices per Square Foot in 2019

According to NAHB’s analysis of the 2019 Survey of Construction data, the highest median square foot sale and contract prices are registered in the West and Northeast. The most economical custom and for-sale homes are started in the South region, where the median contract and sale prices per square foot are consistently below the national medians. Looking at single-family for-sale… Read More ›

New Home Inventory at a Three and Half Year Low

After a surge in the pace of new home sales in July and August, the monthly growth rate of newly built single-family home slowed during the Fall. While the level of sales remains elevated and at post-Great Recession highs, sales have exceeded construction starts by a historic margin at the end of the summer. This necessitated an increase in starts… Read More ›

Multifamily Built-for-Rent Share: 96%

According to NAHB analysis of quarterly Census data, the market share of rental units of total multifamily construction starts remained at 96% during the third quarter of 2020. In contrast, the historical low share of 47% was set during the third quarter of 2005, during the condo building boom. An average share of 80% was registered during the 1980-2002 period…. Read More ›

Custom Home Building: 3Q20 Data

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates custom home building lagged the overall single-family construction market in the third quarter of 2020. There were 52,000 total custom building starts during the third quarter, a 7% decline compared to the third quarter of 2019. Over the last four quarters, custom housing starts totaled… Read More ›

Garages in New Homes: 2019 Data

A majority of new homes that completed construction in 2019 included two-car garages (65%), according to NAHB analysis of 2019 Census Bureau Survey of Construction data. There is clear uniformity for parking options in new homes completed across the Census divisions: the 2-car garage was the most popular parking option for completed homes in all divisions. The option for three or… Read More ›

Townhouse Construction Decline Continues

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction declined during the third quarter. As housing demand has shifted to more suburban and exurban areas and housing affordability headwinds persist, medium-density construction has lagged. During the third quarter of 2020, single-family attached starts totaled 31,000, which was 3% lower than the… Read More ›

Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction Expands

The number of single-family homes built-for-rent (SFBFR) posted a year-over-year increase for the third quarter of 2020. The SFBFR market is a way to add single-family inventory amid concerns over housing affordability and downpayment requirements in the for-sale market, particularly during a period of when people want more space and single-family structures. Single-family built-for-rent construction does differ with respect to… Read More ›