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Who is (Not) in the Labor Force
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Who is (Not) in the Labor Force

The number of people not in the labor force has been growing. As of December 2016, 95.1 million people, aged 16 or older, were not in the labor...

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Remodeling Market Remains Positive in Fourth Quarter
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Remodeling Market Remains Positive in Fourth Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) dropped 4 points to 53 from the previous quarter, but remained...

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Single-Family Housing Starts Up 9% in 2016
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Single-Family Housing Starts Up 9% in 2016

Housing starts rebounded in December, as monthly volatility for multifamily starts continued. Total starts were up 11.3%, rising to a 1.226 million...

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Consumer Price Index Rose in December
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Consumer Price Index Rose in December

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose in December. Both headline inflation and core inflation rose. The...

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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in January
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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in January

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained on firm ground in January, down two points to a level of 67 from a...

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Consumer Credit Grows but Some Risks Lurk
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Consumer Credit Grows but Some Risks Lurk

According to the Federal Reserve Board, consumer credit grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 7.9 percent over the month of November to $3...

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OSB Prices Climb 14% in 2016
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OSB Prices Climb 14% in 2016

The price of softwood lumber rose by 2.3% in December, while prices paid for ready-mix concrete, gypsum products, and OSB all fell, according to...

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Builders Satisfy Demand for Open Floor Plans
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Builders Satisfy Demand for Open Floor Plans

According to a recent NAHB article, open floor plans are popular among home buyers, and the design of new single-family homes tends to be, if...

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Consumer Confidence in December – The Highest Level Since the Recession
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Consumer Confidence in December – The Highest Level Since the Recession

Consumer confidence increased in December to the highest level since August 2001. Assessments of current conditions declined but consumers held...

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The Employment Situation in December – Good Enough
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The Employment Situation in December – Good Enough

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported payroll employment rose by 156 thousand in December and revisions to estimates for the prior two...

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Age of Housing Stock by State
Blog 2 weeks ago
Age of Housing Stock by State

According to the latest data from the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS), the median age of owner-occupied homes is 37 years. The age of housing...

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The Aging Housing Stock
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The Aging Housing Stock

The American housing stock continues to age, especially since residential construction grew at a modest pace after the Great Recession. The median...

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Federal Open Market Committee December Meeting – The Devil is in the Details
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Federal Open Market Committee December Meeting – The Devil is in the Details

"In their discussion of their economic forecasts, participants emphasized their considerable uncertainty about the timing, size, and composition of...

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Home Price Gains Continued in October
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Home Price Gains Continued in October

The Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices, continued to rise in October. The CS Home Price Index rose at a...

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Single-Family Construction Up in November
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Single-Family Construction Up in November

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending fell 0.7% in November to a seasonally...

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Mortgage Rates Climb
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Mortgage Rates Climb

The Mortgage Interest Rate Survey (MIRS) conducted monthly by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported that contract mortgage rates rose...

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Pending Sales Retreat
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Pending Sales Retreat

The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 2.5% in November 2016 to its lowest level since January 2016, and is 0.4% below November 2015. The Pending...

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Top Posts of 2016: Remodeling by Zip Code Estimates
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Top Posts of 2016: Remodeling by Zip Code Estimates

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In March, Paul...

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Top Posts of 2016: Housing Preferences across Generations
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Top Posts of 2016: Housing Preferences across Generations

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In March, Rose...

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Top Posts of 2016: Features and Colors of Kitchens in New Homes
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Top Posts of 2016: Features and Colors of Kitchens in New Homes

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In October,...

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Top Posts of 2016: Single-Family Home Size Trending Lower
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Top Posts of 2016: Single-Family Home Size Trending Lower

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In November, we...

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Top Posts of 2016: Most Likely Features in a New Single-family Home
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Top Posts of 2016: Most Likely Features in a New Single-family Home

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In February,...

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Top Posts of 2016: What Building 1,000 Homes Means to the U.S. Economy
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Top Posts of 2016: What Building 1,000 Homes Means to the U.S. Economy

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Paul...

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Top Posts of 2016: Where are the Nation’s Second Homes?
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Top Posts of 2016: Where are the Nation’s Second Homes?

Top Posts of 2016: Where are the Nation's Second Homes? With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that...

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Top Posts of 2016: Regulation is 24.3 Percent of the Average New Home Price
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Top Posts of 2016: Regulation is 24.3 Percent of the Average New Home Price

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In May, Paul...

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Top Posts of 2016: Lots in 2015 are Smallest on Record
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Top Posts of 2016: Lots in 2015 are Smallest on Record

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In July, Natalia...

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Top Posts of 2016: Time to Build a Single-Family Home in 2015
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Top Posts of 2016: Time to Build a Single-Family Home in 2015

With the end of 2016 approaching, NAHB's Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In July, Na Zhao...

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New Home Sales Grow in November
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New Home Sales Grow in November

Sales of newly-built, single-family homes grew 5.2% on a monthly basis in August to a 592,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to...

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Conventional Mortgages Finance Most New Home Sales Since 2008
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Conventional Mortgages Finance Most New Home Sales Since 2008

NAHB analysis of the most recent Census estimates concerning sources of financing for new home sales reveals that the share of mortgages financed...

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Third Look at GDP Growth in the Third Quarter
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Third Look at GDP Growth in the Third Quarter

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the third estimate of real GDP growth for the third quarter of 2016. Real GDP grew at a 3.5%...

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