Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.

Boomerang Buyers to Make a Roaring Comeback
August 20, 2015

Out of the 7.3 million homeowners who went through foreclosure or short sales during the bust, about 700,000 are projected to reenter the market this year

Seniors Drive Uptick in Household Formation

Photo: Garry Knight/Flickr

August 19, 2015

Two-thirds of all households created last year were by Americans between 65 and 74 years old

Today’s Young Americans Rent Longer Than Ever
August 17, 2015

The typical American today rents for six years before buying. In the 1970s, it was only 2.6 years

August 14, 2015

Step aside 90210, American home buyers are looking at other ZIP codes

Buyers Seek Curb Appeal, Low Maintenance for Exterior Material and Design

Photo: ntm1909/Creative Commons

August 14, 2015

Brick, stone and vinyl sidings help to create a first impression

Baby Boomers, retirement, multigenerational, houses, residential
July 28, 2015

The trend grows along with the increase in multigenerational homes

Americans Think Real Estate Is the Best Investment, Survey Finds
July 23, 2015

Experts say investors get more peace of mind from the tangible aspects of real estate compared to stocks and bonds

Photo: Home buyers use a variety of online tools through their smartphones and tablets when searching for a house. Blake Patterson, Wikimedia Commons.

July 21, 2015

This year's Home Buyer Conversion Report helps builders use technology effectively to draw customers, close deals, and sell homes

What Buyers Look Forward to in a New Home

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July 21, 2015

The feeling of being rooted and an opportunity to build equity are among what most respondents say made them buy a home

6 Things June’s Housing Starts Tell Us
July 20, 2015

Trulia’s Chief Economist Selma Hepp says 2015 may be the best year for housing


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