Use these graphics to show how residential new home construction starts are expected to rise back up to historical averages and increase the supply of housing inventory in a real estate market that is loaded with home buyer demand. Home builders are regaining their confidence in the housing market by again building a larger number of homes at once. This much needed increase in new construction starts should bring supply back in alignment with demand and increase real estate sales volume across the United States housing market.
New Home Construction Starts Forecast
In the graphic provided courtesy of Freddie Mac below citing United State Census Bureau findings, residential new home construction starts are projected to more than double on an annual basis over a six year period leading up to 2017.
Historical Average of Annual New Home Construction Starts
As shown in the graphic provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty International below, home buyers can count on a steady increase in housing supply over the next few years if new home construction starts are expected to catch up historical averages.
As illustrated in the Keller Williams Realty International graphic below based on National Association of REALTORS® survey findings, a steady annual drop in housing inventory over a 5 year period has turned a buyer’s market into a seller’s market and created a need for increased new construction starts to keep up with rising buyer demand.