Tag Archive for ‘SOC’

Share of New Homes with Porches Back Over 65 Percent

Of the roughly 990,000 single-family homes started in 2020, 65.3 percent came with porches, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau with partial funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development). This marks the third time the share of single-family homes with porches has broken above the 65 percent barrier.  The… Read More ›

Declines for the 3-Car Garage: 2020 Data

A majority of new homes that completed construction in 2020 included two-car garages (67%), according to NAHB analysis of 2020 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 ›

Age-Restricted New Homes: Same Size, Slightly Pricier

Of the roughly 990,000 single-family and 389,000 multifamily homes started in 2020, 46,000 (28,000 single-family and 18,000 multifamily) were built in age-restricted communities, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and partially funded by HUD).  A residential community can be legally age-restricted, provided it conforms the one of the… Read More ›

Modular and Other Non-Site Built Housing In 2020

The total market share of non-site built single-family homes (modular and panelized) was at 3% of single-family completions in 2020, according to Census Bureau Survey of Construction data and NAHB analysis. This share is expected to rise moderately in 2021 and in the years ahead, due to the ongoing labor shortage in the residential construction sector and the need to lift labor… Read More ›

Share of Non-Conventional Financing Hold Steady in 2020

NAHB analysis of the 2020 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing for new home sales accounted for 34.4% of the market, while conventional financing dominated the market at 65.6%. In 2019, share of non-conventional financing was 35.0% of the market while conventional financing accounted for 65.0% of the market share. Non-conventional… Read More ›

New Home Prices Squeeze Buyers Out at the Low End

Recent Census data, combined with NAHB survey results, illustrate the way in which home buyers in the lower one-fourth of the market have been squeezed entirely out of the market for new construction, and forced to look exclusively in the stock of existing homes—where the inventory of homes available for sale remains in a historically low range (at a 2.5-month… Read More ›

Half of New Single-Family Homes: Single-Story in 2020

Information obtained from the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) and tabulated by NAHB, shows that the share of two-story homes continued to decrease and the share of two or more stories homes started was equal to one story homes in 2020. The Mountain division was the only region for which the number of stories changed in 2020, though… Read More ›

Two-Story Foyer Continues Downward Trend in 2019

Information obtained from the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) and tabulated by NAHB, shows that the share of new homes with a two-story foyer continued to decline nationally and regionally except the Northeast. According to the Census, a two-story foyer is defined as the entranceway inside the front door of the house and has a ceiling that is… Read More ›