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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Housing activity growth continues but may slow

October 2020
Housing activity remains strong in October, but may slow in the coming months as the housing market reacts to conflicting signals from the COVID-19 vaccine news.