Originally posted on NAHB Eye on Housing blog: After increasing and leveling in recent years,…
Single-story homes and first floor laundry also appealed
April figures show a jump in single-family and multifamily starts, and builders remain positive about the market
The evolution of building codes, especially those affecting fire sprinklers and energy efficiency, lead builders to wonder if changes lead to significant or necessary improvements
Five new markets meet requirements in housing permits, employment and house prices to be added to the list.
Multi-family sector also saw gains for both starts and overall permit issuance, according to HUD and U.S. Census Bureau