Housing: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US housing starts and the housing stock in units, and average floor space per new and existing units in square feet. Each measure is segmented by housing type in terms of: single-unit conventional, multiple-unit conventional, and manufactured. In addition, housing starts and the housing stock, as well as existing home sales, are segmented by region as follows: South, Midwest, West, and Northeast. Furthermore, spending on residential building construction in nominal US dollars is forecast to 2023 and is segmented by type as follows: single-unit, multiple-unit, and improvements.

To illustrate historical trends, housing starts, the housing stock, existing home sales, average floor space, residential building construction expenditures, the median price of new single-unit conventional homes, interest rates, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018.

The definition of housing starts differs by type of building. A housing start for a conventional building is counted on the date foundation work begins. For manufactured housing, the date of placement represents a housing start. Modular and precut varieties are not considered manufactured homes; they are conventional homes. As defined by the US Census Bureau, expenditures represent architectural and engineering costs; labor, material, and overhead costs; interest and taxes paid during construction; and contractors' profits. Improvements include additions, alterations, and major replacements (e.g., heating systems) to existing structures, but exclude maintenance and repairs.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
236115 New Single-Family Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)
236116 New Multifamily Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)
236117 New Housing For-Sale Builders
236118 Residential Remodelers
321991 Manufactured Home (Mobile Home) Manufacturing

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