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Increased Share of All-Cash New Home Sales Marks a Busier-Than-Usual Fourth Quarter

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans financed the most new home sales in a fourth quarter since 2006 (see red bars in the chart below). However, the share of sales backed by conventional loans in the fourth quarter was down 2.2 percentage points (quarter-over-quarter)… Read More ›

Share of Non-Conventional Financing Increased in 2019

NAHB analysis of the 2019 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing for new home sales accounted for 35.0% of the market, while conventional financing dominated the market at 65.0%. In 2018, share of non-conventional financing was 28.6% of the market while conventional financing accounted for 71.4% of the market share. Non-conventional… Read More ›

More than a Quarter of New Homes Had Non-Conventional Financing in 2018

NAHB analysis of the 2018 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing accounted for 28.6% of the market, while conventional financing dominated the market at 71.4% of the market share. Non-conventional forms of financing, as opposed to conventional mortgage loans, include loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), VA-backed loans, cash… Read More ›

FHA-Backed New Home Sales Increase 60% Year-over-Year

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that mortgages backed by the FHA made up 17.9% (32,000) of total sales (179,000), 7.3 percentage points higher than Q2 2018 (20,000). The FHA share is the highest it has been since the first quarter of 2013. Conventional loans accounted for… Read More ›

FHA-Backed Mortgages Finance Increasing Share of New Home Sales

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans accounted for 71.3% of new home sales in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.3-percentage point decrease from Q4 2018 (revised). The decline comes despite lower mortgage rates, continuing a post-2012 pattern in which higher average rates have… Read More ›