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Eye on Housing: Patios a popular feature in new homes

Posted on March 16, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

Eye on Housing



Data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) shows a clear geographic pattern to the exterior amenities (patios and decks) included in new homes. In 2014, a majority (56 percent) of all new homes started had a patio. In contrast, only 23 percent had a deck. The Census Bureau’s SOC data is available by the nine census divisions. Patios are most common in new homes in the West South Central (79 percent of new homes started in 2014), followed by the Mountain (66 percent) and Pacific divisions (65 percent). Patios are least common in ... Read the entire blog at the NAHB website

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