Sun Belt has Lock on “Young” Housing

Posted To: MND NewsWireEarlier this month the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB’s) Eye on Housing blog featured a story on America’s aging housing stock. NAHB analyst Na Zhao used 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) data to put the median age of owner-occupied homes at 37 years compared to a median age of 31 years in 2005. The aging trend had picked up speed during the Great Recession. Zhao says the age of the housing stock is an important indicator for home remodeling as older houses are less energy efficient than new construction and ultimately will require remodeling and renovation lest they fall into disrepair and out of the housing inventory. Now the author takes another and more granular look at the issue and finds noticeable variations in the median age of housing across the states. New York has…(read more)Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

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