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.

Housing activity grows at a steady pace heading into fall

September 2020
In September, housing activity continued to climb, driven, in part, by a deferred spring homebuying season and strong homebuyer demand.

Housing activity experiences blanket increases for the first time since November

August 2020
Housing activity increased across the board in August. Notably, pool construction increased to unprecedented levels in the months following the COVID-19 outbreak, an indication of increased investment in the existing housing stock.

Housing activity advances in the face of the ongoing pandemic

July 2020
Existing housing activity experienced notable growth in July, after experiencing its steepest declines in recent history just three months prior. Meanwhile, new construction increased month over month, but declined year over year.

New construction sinks, but existing housing activity may be stabilizing,

June 2020
Single-family housing authorizations sink in June, but existing housing activity may be stabilizing after steep declines the past couple months.

Housing activity declines across the board, by a rebound may be imminent

May 2020
New and existing housing activity declined across the board in May, but a rebound may be imminent as other indicators, like construction hiring, see improvement.

Maintenance and remodeling sinks as the pandemic worsens

April 2020
COVID-19 reached its peak in the United States last month and the housing market felt the strain of the pandemic. Existing housing activity was no exception.