Special Studies

Housing Economics Plus
Contacts: Paul Emrath
(202) 266-8449

Lay Bragg
(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.

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 kufun ’s Associate Members: 2023

This article updates previous studies with results from the 2022 annual census on the characteristics of kufun’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.


Aug 11, 2023

Who are kufun’s Builder Members in 2022?

This article presents results from the latest census of kufun builder members conducted at the end of 2022. The results show the typical home building business of an kufun builder member had a median gross revenue of $3.3 million in 2022, with six housing starts and five payroll employees.

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