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 shows signs of stabilizing

July 2021
New and existing housing activity experienced healthy year-over-year growth in July, yet the pace of growth has slowed in recent months.

Housing market growth decelerates, indicating potential slowdown

June 2021
After several months of significant growth in 2021, the housing market showed signs of cooling off in June as the pace of growth slowed across major indicators.

Remodeling rises in major metros as homebuyer sentiment drops

May 2021
Remodeling activity increased, year over year, across most major metro areas, most significantly in Philadelphia and Chicago.

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.