Friday Facts – Characteristics of New Housing in 2015

FRIDAY FACTS
July 1, 2016

From an article in Realtor Magazine – DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS

Here are more highlights from the Census’ Characteristics of New Housing report:

Of the 648,000 single-family homes completed in 2015:

  • 600,000 had air-conditioning.
  • 66,000 had two bedrooms or less while 282,000 had four bedrooms or more.
  • 25,000 had one and one-half bathrooms or less and 246,000 homes had three or more bathrooms.
  • 122,000 had fiber cement as the principal exterior wall material.

183,000 had a patio and a porch and 14,000 had a patio and a deck.

  • 137,000 had an open foyer.

Of the 501,000 single-family homes sold in 2015:

  • 453,000 were detached homes, 49,000 were attached homes.
  • 327,000 had a 2-car garage and 131,000 had a garage for 3 cars or more.
  • 200,000 had one story, 278,000 had two stories, and 24,000 had three stories or more.
  • 348,000 were paid for using conventional financing and 42,000 were VA-guaranteed.
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