Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.



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

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

News
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

Features
August 14, 2015

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

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

The trend grows along with the increase in multigenerational homes

Americans Think Real Estate Is the Best Investment, Survey Finds
News
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.

News
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

Photo courtesy of Lennar via theopendoor.lennar.com

News
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
News
July 20, 2015

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

Home Builders Rush to Put up Rental Units
News
July 17, 2015

Construction of multifamily rental units are highest since 1987

News
July 14, 2015

One analyst says there’s good reason to believe we’re entering a bubble, while another says price growth is caused by lack of supply

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