Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.



home appraisal, home buyers, home buying process, home purchase

home appraisal, home buyers, home buying process, home purchase

News
November 08, 2011

The nation’s home appraisal system needs a serious overhaul, according to a white paper prepared by appraiser Joan Trice and members of the Collateral Risk Network.

Gypsum demand is affected by housing demand, which is expected to rise.

Gypsum demand is affected by housing demand, which is expected to rise.

News
November 08, 2011

The steep decline in the residential and non-residential building sectors over the past five years has greatly affected gypsum demand.

housing market, home market, home buyers, demographics, economy

housing market, home market, home buyers, demographics, economy

News
November 08, 2011

The housing market has impacted jobs, the economy, and household wealth –– and now, demographics. 

NAHB/First American’s Improving Markets Index

NAHB/First American’s Improving Markets Index

News
November 07, 2011

Davenport, Iowa, and Fort Collins, Colo., are among the 30 housing markets to make NAHB/First American’s Improving Markets Index, which identifies metros that have shown improvement for at least six months. See which markets made the list.

housing market, home market, home buyers, home prices

housing market, home market, home buyers, home prices

News
November 04, 2011

The blog 24/7 Wall St. has identified the ten metropolitan areas where home prices are projected to increase the most by next year. 

home building, homebuilding, new construction, residential construction

home building, homebuilding, new construction, residential construction

News
November 04, 2011

Private residential construction rose 0.2 percent in September, up 0.1 percent from September 2010.

mortgages, refinancing, housing market

mortgages, refinancing, housing market

News
November 03, 2011

Last week, purchase demand for U.S. home mortgages improved, but applications for the mortgages remained unchanged and refinancing activity held steady.

builders, home builders, new home construction, new home company

builders, home builders, new home construction, new home company

News
November 02, 2011

The New Home Company has purchased 128 single-family detached lots within The Parkway masterplan in Folsom, Calif.

single-family attached homes, new home construction, housing market

single-family attached homes, new home construction, housing market

News
November 02, 2011

Data from the 2010 American Community Survey indicates that single-family detached housing attracted 79.2 percent of the new households in the 51 major metropolitan areas over the past decade.

refinance, mortgage, fannie mae, freddie mac, loan

refinance, mortgage, fannie mae, freddie mac, loan

News
November 01, 2011

The Federal Housing Finance Agency plan to overhaul the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) would mean that only 17 percent of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 30-year loans qualify for refinancing.

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