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 market rallies as materials shortages intensify

April 2021
New and existing housing activity increased for the ninth consecutive month in April, however, the building materials shortage may threaten the pace of growth.

Housing hot streak continues one year into pandemic

March 2021
The U.S. housing market has recovered beyond its pre-pandemic pace since showing first signs of a slowdown one year prior.

Exterior home renovations climb amid the pandemic

February 2021
Exterior home renovations have increased to accommodate new lifestyle norms brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Housing activity enters new year on strong footing

January 2021
Despite a wavering economic recovery amid the persisting COVID-19 pandemic, housing activity enters 2021 on strong footing with increases across almost all indicators.

2020 ends on a high note for housing activity

December 2020
Housing activity was a bright spot for the economy in 2020 with growth likely to continue into 2021 to help curb the persisting housing shortage.

Maintenance spend soars due to strong remodeler demand

November 2020
Maintenance spend skyrocketed in November likely driven, in part, by rising costs of building materials and strong remodeler demand.