NAHB Announcements

  • New Home Sales Rise But With Underlying Variation

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sales of new homes rose by 4.0 percent over the month of March to reach a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. Year-to-date, covering the first quarter of 2018, the total number of new homes sold is […]

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  • Existing Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in March

    Existing-home sales increased 1.1% in March, but remain down 1.2% from a year ago. The first-time buyer share of 30% is also down from 32% a year ago. The National Association of Realtors reported that 50% of homes sold last month were on the market less than a month. The March inventory increased […]

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  • Younger Households More Likely to Have Auto Loans than Mortgages

    Homeownership provides a distinct advantage for wealth accumulation. Although many households desire to purchase a home, the share of households living in owner-occupied housing remains low, following a steep decline associated with the Great Recession. Younger households, those under the age of […]

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  • Apartment Absorption Steady While Condominium Absorption Climbs

    The U.S. Census Bureau produces the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), which tracks what happens to apartments in buildings with five or more units after they are completed. In the third quarter of 2017, 77,900 unfurnished, unsubsidized rental apartments were completed.  This is a 6 percent […]

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  • Who are NAHB’s Builder Members?

    Every year the National Association of Home Builders conducts a member census in order to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization.  In 2017, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those directly involved in home […]

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