Housing's Economic Impact

Housing impacts local economies. See estimates of the jobs, income, and taxes generated from typical single family and multifamily housing projects -- reports that can be customized for your area. Also, view other useful and interesting information that has been compiled by NAHB's Housing Policy Department.

Economic Impact
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Table of Contents Table 1 Housing contributes to GDP in two basic ways: through private residential investment and consumption spending on housing services. Historically, r
8/28/2014
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This report discusses the number of U.S. households potentially affected when house prices or interest rates change.
8/1/2014
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This article updates NAHB’s estimates of the economic impact that residential construction has on the U.S. economy.
5/1/2014
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NAHB has developed models to estimate the economic impact of home building.
9/4/2013
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This section provides a downloadable Excel-based tool that finds the highest priced home a prospective buyer can afford to buy in one step given the prospective buyer’s income, the mortgage loan interest rate, and other basic attributes of a fixed rate mortgage loan.
4/10/2012
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The apartment rent estimator is a model that NAHB has developed to estimate the average gross rent for an apartment in a building with five or more housing units.
12/7/2011
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The house price estimator is based on a model NAHB has developed to estimate the average price of a home with various features in different parts of the country.
9/21/2011
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