NAHB Analysis Reveals Changing Home Size Dynamics as Housing Affordability Challenges Persist
The dynamics of residential space are undergoing a transformation as the aftermath of the virus crisis prompts changes in housing needs. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has conducted an analysis revealing that the demand for larger homes is shifting due to the evolving landscape of housing affordability.
In 2021, the pandemic-induced crisis prompted a surge in the demand for more residential space, with homes serving multiple purposes, including workspaces. This led to an increase in home size as interest rates reached historic lows. However, as interest rates climbed in 2022, housing affordability became a pressing issue, causing a noticeable trend towards smaller homes.