BuildFax Housing Health Report, January 2019

Each month, BuildFax releases its Housing Health Report, which leverages U.S. property condition and history data to deliver macro- and microeconomic trends affecting the U.S. housing market.

January findings revealed:

  • Single-family housing authorizations saw year-over-year declines for a third consecutive month. This trend is particularly notable as continued declines of this indicator are historically correlated with economic recessions per recent BuildFax research.
  • Maintenance activity decreased 6.47 percent year over year, an important consideration for insurance carriers as this may spur upticks in claims.
  • Demolition activity saw positive upticks in just three states in 2018. It will be important to watch the progression of demolition projects if a slowdown is on the horizon.

How will the health of the housing market shift in 2019? Download the full report to learn more.


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