Boston Real Estate Investors Association

America’s Aging Housing Stock

America’s Aging Housing Stock

NAHB eye on housing logoCiting data from the American Community Survey, The NAHB’s Eye on Housing says the median age of owner-occupied homes in the U.S. is 39 years.  They say this aging housing stock is signaling a growing remodeling market, as older structures will need to add new amenities, and repair/replace older components.  They also point out that residential construction continues to fall behind in the number of new homes built.  Indeed…

“New construction added nearly 5.4 million units to the national stock from 2010 to 2019, accounting for only 7% of owner-occupied housing stock in 2019. Owner-occupied homes constructed between 2000 and 2009 make up 15% of the housing stock. But more than half of the owner-occupied homes were built before 1980, with around 38% built before 1970.”

age of owner-occupied housing stock

Click here to read the full story the NAHB’s Eye on Housing.


The post America’s Aging Housing Stock appeared first on Real Estate Investing Today.

Scroll to Top
Skip to content