Decks are becoming less popular in new homes, data shows

Outdoor decks are losing popularity among home buyers, and so fewer new properties are being built with them according to the latest census data, the National Association of Home Builders reported this week. The data shows that just 22.6% of new homes built in 2018 feature decks, down a full percentage point from a year

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Pricey building lots add to cost of new home construction

If you’re looking for the culprit behind the rising costs of new home construction, look no further than lot prices, which rose so fast that they outpaced inflation in 2018. That’s according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders, which said the average lot price that year reached $49,500, a record

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Home Sweet Home: More Young Adults Stopping With Mom & Dad

The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 living with parents or parents-in-law has risen sharply since the late 2000s, according to the most recent American Community Survey.

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