Special Studies

Housing Economics Plus
Contacts: Paul Emrath
VP, Surveys & Housing Policy Research
(202) 266-8449

Lay Bragg
Senior Manager, Digital Content
(202) 266-8270

An analysis of various topics related to the U.S. housing market and exclusive, ready-to-use PowerPoint presentations including key data. Articles and presentations below 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, to the latest on government housing programs. Many articles also include a focus on individual states and metro areas.

Apr 01, 2024

NAHB Priced Out Estimates for 2024

Nearly 77% of all U.S. households cannot afford a median-priced new home in 2024. The latest NAHB study shows that housing affordability is a serious problem even before any further price or interest rate increases.


Sep 29, 2023

Characteristics of Home Buyers

This report uses the 2021 American Housing Survey (AHS) to provide insights on the characteristics of the those who bought homes in the two years preceding the release of the AHS. This report also examines the characteristics of two important subsets of home buyers: those who bought a brand-new home and those who purchased a home for the first time.


Sep 06, 2023

Who are NAHB ’s Associate Members: 2023

This article updates previous studies with results from the 2022 annual census on the characteristics of NAHB’s Associate members. Associate members are involved in a wide range of support industries and professions including, among others, trade contractors, manufacturers, retailers/distributors, designers and architects.

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