US Custom Home Building Contracts

By Robert Dietz
NAHB – Eye on Housing
May 19, 2023
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: United States

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates custom home building gained market share during recent quarters but experienced a notable drop for construction starts at the beginning of 2023. There were 36,000 total custom building starts during the first quarter of the year. This marks a 22% decline compared to the first quarter of 2022, matching weakness experienced throughout the home building sector. Over the last four quarters, custom housing starts totaled a solid 204,000 homes, a flat reading compared to the prior four quarter total (205,000).

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