Eye On Housing
New Home Sales Flat in October After September Data Revision
Contracts for new, single-family home sales were flat at a 745,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in October according to estimates from the joint release of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the flat reading was due to a significant downward revision for the September pace (revised from an 800,00 rate to... Read More ›
Multifamily Condo Production Showing Gains£
According to NAHB analysis of quarterly Census data, the market share of rental units of multifamily construction starts declined to 93.4% during the third quarter of 2021. This is the lowest share since the first quarter of 2020. In contrast, the historical low share of 47% was set during the third quarter of 2005, during the condo building boom. An... Read More ›
Single-Family Home Size Continues to Trend Higher
An expected impact of the virus crisis is a need for more residential space, as people use homes for more purposes including work. Recent data confirms this impact on the market continues to occur. According to third quarter 2021 data from the Census Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design and NAHB analysis, median single-family square floor area increased... Read More ›
Construction Loans Slightly More Available, But at Higher Rates
In the third quarter of 2021, effective interest rates increased on all four categories of loans tracked in NAHB’s Survey on Acquisition, Development & Construction (AD&C).  This result reverses a general downward trend that had prevailed since the third quarter of last year.  In the third quarter of 2021, the average effective rate (based on  rate of return to the... Read More ›
Gains for Custom Home Building
NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates custom home building matched the best quarter for construction starts since the spring of 2008 during the third quarter of 2021. There were 56,000 total custom building starts during the third quarter of the year. This marks a 5.7% gain from the third quarter of... Read More ›
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