Everything You Need to Know About Housing – and Then Some


Posted To: MND NewsWire

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a treasure trove of data, its 2018 report on Characteristics of New Housing. The report, based on data collected by the Bureau’s Survey of Construction, covers a huge array of stats about new single-family housing on both a national and a regional basis. Much, but not all of the information dates back to 1973 and is presented by way of a series of spreadsheets and is used by researchers, policymakers, builders, and the housing finance industry. The longitudinal data, which is somewhat limited, is useful in identifying trends, and the whole database is actually sort of fun – potentially an enormous time sink for housing info junkies. The Bureau found there were 840,000 single-family homes completed in 2018. While this was the largest number since the…(read more)

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