NAHB Releases Remodeling by Zip Cost Estimates for 2017

The National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) recently released its latest projections of spending on improvements to owner-occupied housing by zip code. The projections show total spending on improvements, the number of owner-occupied homes, as well as average spending per improvement, in each of over 26,000 zip codes for calendar year 2017. The estimates are […]

Are the Suburbs Having a Rental Boom?

After the recession, renters—particularly Millennials—were flocking to urban areas, and as such, urban apartment construction surged to record-high levels. But now, a new study shows that’s changing. Renters are now targeting the suburbs in greater numbers. Almost 10 years after the housing crisis, many people are asking themselves: “Where to live now?” During the post-recession […]

Single Women Are Buying Homes at Twice the Rate of Single Men… Here’s Why!

Single women are outpacing single men in the United States when it comes to home ownership.  You might call it, “Skip the spouse, buy the house!” Single women now account for 17 percent of homebuyers in the United States versus 7 percent of single men. The following article looks at the reasons behind this trend:  […]

Americans Think Homeownership is a Sound Investment

NAR’s twelfth Housing Pulse Survey shows a vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe that homeownership helps create safe, secure, and stable environments. The survey, which measures consumers’ attitudes and concerns about housing issues, found that building equity and preparing for retirement are the top […]