Tag Archive for ‘pent-up demand’

How Pandemic Changed Living Arrangements of Young Adults

NAHB’s analysis of headship rates from the latest 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) reveals that the Covid-19 pandemic unlocked some pent-up housing demand, especially among young adults ages 25 to 34. The pandemic-heightened desire for more spacious and independent living, as well as “excess” savings accumulated early in the lockdown stages of the pandemic, propelled headship rates of young adults… Read More ›

Amid Record Low Rates, Mortgage Application Activity Falters

For the week ending September 25, 2020, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey showed a decrease in application activity, both in purchasing and refinancing, as its Market Composite Index decreased by 4.8% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis. Its constituent indexes, the Purchasing and Refinancing indexes, decreased from the previous week by 1.9% and 6.5%,… Read More ›

Q2 2020 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey

The Federal Reserve’s latest release of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey shows banks’ lending practices and households and businesses’ demand for various classes of loans as of the second quarter of 2020. As evidenced in the survey, in the wake of the COVID-19-wrought pandemic, widespread economic hardship caused many banks to tighten their standards across all credit classes of… Read More ›

Correlation Between Low Housing Supply and Purchase Loan Size

Despite the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) tracked 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate moving further downward, by one basis point from the previous week to a new record low of 3.29%, mortgage activity slowed, per the latest Weekly Application Survey. The Market Composite Index, representing purchasing and refinancing activities, decreased by 1.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier, with… Read More ›

Mortgage Activity Decelerates

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Application shows a mild slowdown in purchase and refinancing activity from the previous week, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Market Composite Index decreased by 8.7% and its constituent Purchasing and Refinancing indices decreased by 3.0% and 11.7%, respectively. The MBA’s 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate remained unchanged from the previous week at the… Read More ›

Young Adults Headship Rates Hit New Lows

The most recent American Community Survey (ACS) data revealed that the worrying trend of rising shares of young adults living with parents, relatives or sharing house with roommates continued in 2017. Only 40% of young adults ages 25 to 34 lead their own household in 2017. In comparison, close to 46% of adults in this age group were household heads… Read More ›

Pent-Up Housing Demand: Number of “Shared Households” Grew from 2007 to 2010

Earlier this month, the Census Bureau published  a report examining “household sharing,” which is the situation in which people join or combine households. While the report does not examine the causes of household sharing, it is widely accepted that the housing crisis and the economic impacts of the Great Recession have led many individuals to share housing in order to… Read More ›

What Will Unlocked Pent-Up Housing Demand Look Like?

NAHB has estimated that as a result of current economic conditions, there are approximately 2.1 million households that were expected to form in the last few years but did not. These “potential” households typically represent people doubling and tripling up on roommates and young adults living with parents. Unlocking this pent-up demand, a process that will be facilitated by an… Read More ›