The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Industry Data & Research
Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.
Contrary to the national findings, New York City experienced a large increase in first-time buyer market share, to 56.9% versus the national average of 44.7%.
The Conference Board’s composite Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) fell slightly in February from its record-high set during the first month of the new year.
Nineteen-ninety-nine’s top two areas in terms of sheer volume of new residential construction -- Atlanta and Phoenix - got off to dramatically different starts during the first month of the new year.
The total number of residential permits issued nationwide during the first month of this year was a slight 0.5% lower than in January 1999.
January 2000 total housing starts were at a seasonally-adjusted annualized level of 1.775 million units, the best monthly level recorded since January 1999.
The Labor Department’s construction materials composite price index rose by 0.5% between December 1999 and January of this year.
The Labor Department’s construction materials composite price index rose by 0.2% between November and December of last year.
Preliminary numbers for the full year of 1999 show a pattern of the single-family sector doing much better than the multifamily residential construction market.
The Conference Board’s composite Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) climbed to a record-high during the first month of the new year.
panelized construction of homes is poised to become a more important part of the prefabricated housing segment over the next few years, a new forecast says.