Tag Archive for ‘home buyers’

Paws and Property: Unleashing the Impact of Pets on Home Buying Decisions

Pets can have a significant impact on home buying decisions for many people. According the U.S. Census Bureau, 2021 data shows that there are 63.8 million occupied housing units have at least one pet which represents almost 50% of the 128.5 million occupied housing units.  A recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Surveys examines the increase in household… Read More ›

Builders Say Lumber Prices Are Hurting Affordability

In a recent NAHB survey, over 40 percent of builders said construction costs in general are causing home buyers to hold back from purchasing a new home, and over 90 percent said that lumber prices specifically are hurting affordability. The results are consistent with yesterday’s post, which described a surge in the number of builders reporting a shortage of framing lumber. The new results… Read More ›

House Search Takes Many Months, But Buyers Do Not Intend to Give Up

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a new research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult.  This is the fourth (and last) of a series of posts highlighting results for the first quarter of… Read More ›

Only a Minority of Buyers Can Afford Majority of Homes For-Sale

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a new research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult.  This is the third in a series of posts highlighting results for the first quarter of 2018.  See… Read More ›

Most Buyers Don’t See Improvement in Housing Availability

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a new research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult.  This is the second in a series of posts highlighting results for the first quarter of 2018.  See… Read More ›

17% of Adults Plan to Buy Home in Next 12 Months; Many for the First-Time

This post releases the first edition of the Housing Trends Report (HTR), a new research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  The HTR will be released quarterly in order to track changes in buyers’ perceptions over time.  All data… Read More ›

Sources of Home Buyers and New Renters

According to NAHB’s latest special study, households who recently changed addresses fall into a natural order:  1) Buyers of Newer Homes, 2) Buyers of Older Homes, 3) Renters of Newer Homes, and 4) Renters of Older Homes, As you move up the scale from 4 to 1, the following interrelated tendencies become evident: The movers have, on average, higher incomes.  More of… Read More ›

Boomers Prefer Suburbs and Cul de Sacs

NAHB’s recently published Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation shows that homebuyers in the Baby Boom Generation want a suburban neighborhood consisting of all single-family detached homes more often than any other community feature (of the 19 listed), and nearly 80 percent prefer a cul de sac over efficient traffic flow when given the choice. These results are based on a survey… Read More ›

NAHB Study Identifies Top 10 Features for Upscale Homes

A recent NAHB article reports on the top features for an upscale new home.  The article is based on a statistical analysis of a long list of (approximately 120) features that home buyers rated on a consistent scale in the survey for What Home Buyers Really Want.   The features spanned many aspects of the home, including windows, doors, kitchens, baths,… Read More ›