Tag Archive for ‘multifamily’

Average New Multifamily Home Size at the Start of 2014

After rising during the boom years and falling during the Great Recession, the average size of newly built, multifamily units remains close to levels seen a decade ago. As multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily units is likely to rise. According to fourth quarter data from the Census Bureau and NAHB analysis, the… Read More ›

Jobs Created in the U.S. When a Home is Built

In an article published the first day of this month, NAHB released new estimates of the impact that building single-family and multifamily homes has on the U.S. economy. The new estimates show that building an average single-family home generates 2.97 jobs, measured in full-time equivalents (enough work to keep one worker employed for a year). A substantial share of this is… Read More ›

Tax Policy and Housing

Tax policy plays a key role in shaping housing demand, determining business conditions and deterring or fostering economic growth. Housing-related tax policy is of such significant importance that it has been selected as a primary issue for NAHB’s 2014 legislative conference, “Bringing Housing Home,” which takes place March 17-21 as home builders and other members of the residential construction industry meet federal lawmakers. As… Read More ›

Apartment Absorption Rates Remain High

Absorption rates for new rental and for-sale multifamily homes remained near post-recession highs in the fourth quarter of 2013. According to data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), completions of privately financed, unsubsidized, unfurnished rental apartments in buildings with five or more units were up strongly for the four quarter period ending with the third quarter of 2013. A total… Read More ›

Average Size of New Multifamily Units Rose at End of 2013

After rising during the boom years and falling during the Great Recession, the average size of newly built, multifamily units remains close to levels seen a decade ago. As multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily units is likely to rise. According to fourth quarter data from the Census Bureau, the average square footage… Read More ›

Residential Construction Spending Increased 18.3% in 2013

Total private residential construction spending increased in December for the second consecutive month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $352.6 billion according to Census estimates. The current reading is a 2.6% increase above the revised November figures and 18.3% higher than one year ago. Single-family spending registered a healthy increase of 3.4% for the month, while the multifamily category saw a more modest increase… Read More ›

Average Size of New Multifamily Units is Rising

After rising during the boom years and falling during the Great Recession, the average size of newly built, multifamily units remains close to levels seen a decade ago. As multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily units is likely to rise. According to third quarter data from the Census Bureau, the average square footage… Read More ›

What Multifamily Properties Are Most Expensive to Maintain?

Trying to fill the void that was created in 2001 when the Residential Finance Survey (RFS) was discontinued, the US Census Bureau started collecting data on financial, physical and other characteristics of multifamily rental housing properties through its newly designed Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS). The first survey took place in 2012. The estimates are still under review by the… Read More ›