Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.



Features
June 25, 2013

The federal Office of Management and Budget recently announced new delineations for the nation’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas, which are used to track building permit activity and housing data.

News
June 25, 2013

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose for a third consecutive month in May, posting a 2.1 percent gain to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000 units.

News
June 20, 2013

Nationwide housing starts rose 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 914,000 units in May due primarily to increased production on the multifamily side, according to data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

News
June 17, 2013

The eight-point jump was the first time the index has been above 50 since April 2006 and represented the biggest one-month gain since August and September of 2002, when the HMI recorded a similar increase of eight points.

News
June 17, 2013

Cool-roof material choices have expanded from reflective paint to vinyl sheeting, light-colored gravel, and other roofing products designed to reflect 90 percent of sunlight.

News
June 13, 2013

The increased cost to build underground safe rooms is the major reason that codes in tornado-prone areas of the Midwest do not require them.

News
June 06, 2013

The number of U.S. housing markets on the mend rose by five to a total of 263 in June, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI).

News
June 03, 2013

During National Homeownership Month in June, the National Association of Home Builders is telling young people the time is right to buy a house, and that the nation's builders are building the homes they want.

News
June 03, 2013

Apartment owners have a few months to enjoy tight supply growth before a large number of new multifamily properties come online, according to Reis, a provider of commercial real estate information and analysis.

News
May 28, 2013

Home prices in March rose by 10.9 percent from a year earlier, the largest such gain in seven years, according to an index tracking home prices in 20 U.S. cities.

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