Special Studies

The NAHB economics department provides analysis of various topics related to the U.S. housing market and exclusive, ready-to-use PowerPoint presentations including key data. Articles and presentations feature research of diverse factors affecting housing and their impact on the industry. Topics range from demographics, industry structure, local and regional analysis, the effects of changes in interest rates on the price of a house, features that influence house prices and the latest on government housing programs, among others. Many articles also include a focus on individual states and metro areas.

Visit NAHB’s HousingEconomics.com to view a complete list of special studies produced by the NAHB economics department.

State and Metro Area House Prices: the “Priced Out” Effect

The NAHB Priced Out Model has been recently updated and the new 2014 priced out estimates for the United States and metr...

Who are NAHB’s Builder Members?

This article updates previous studies with results from the 2014 annual census on the characteristics of NAHB’s builder ...

Young Adults Living with Parents

Declining shares of young adults living with parents in some regions of the country could be one of the early signs that...

Regional Differences in New Homes Started in 2013

This article is a study of the regional differences in characteristics of new single-family homes.

Spaces in New Homes

A question frequently asked about new homes is how finished floor space is distributed in them.

Builders See Shortages of Labor and—Especially—Subcontractors

Special Studies, July 3, 2014 By Paul Emrath, Ph.D. Economics & Housing Policy Report available to the pub...

Builders’ and Remodelers’ Use of Information Technology

Results from the questions on the effectiveness of web sites proved to be particularly interesting, suggesting that it m...

What Home Buyers Want

NAHB recently released What Home Buyers Really Want, a report on home buyer preferences. The findings are based on a det...

Construction Immigrant Worker Flow

The article examines 10 years of the American Community Survey data and constructs and presents new estimates of the imm...