BuildFax Housing Health Report

The BuildFax Housing Health Report provides monthly insight into the health of the U.S. housing market with a particular focus on single-family housing authorizations and existing housing maintenance trends.

Strengthening economic signals ease housing slowdown

September 2019
Single-family housing authorizations increased 3.57% month over month. On the metro level, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. lead housing activity.

Property risk improves even as the housing market slows

August 2019
Single-family housing authorizations declined for the third straight quarter while maintenance and remodeling volumes experienced a slow rise after six months of decreasing activity.

Severe weather and ensuing roof repairs drive rising maintenance activity

July 2019
Maintenance and remodel volumes see simultaneous year-over-year rises for the first time since September 2018, likely a result of soaring roof maintenance activity.

Construction spend climbs despite housing slump

June 2019
Decreases in single-family housing authorizations perpetuate slowdown. However, Colorado, Florida and Washington lead state-level increases in maintenance spend.

Five major metros see increased remodeling activity despite housing slowdown

May 2019
The May report revealed that as the U.S. housing market slows, remodeling is still on the rise in five major metros, led by Philadelphia and Chicago.

Housing market actNatural disasters drive elevated maintenance activity despite the housing slowdownivity continues to plateau after five-year hot streak

April 2019
Hurricane recovery persists in natural disaster-prone states. The overlapping storm recovery for Irma and Michael is important for insurance carriers to monitor before 2019’s hurricane season is in full swing.