A total of 8.8 million households bought homes in the two years preceding the most recent American Housing Survey (AHS).  The survey, sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is conducted by the Census Bureau every two years.  The AHS is a nationally representative survey of residential structures in the US and of the households that occupy them. Results of the 2017 survey were released last year and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has taken a detailed look at the findings, publishing several blog entries.  Carmel Ford of NAHB's Economics and Housing Policy Group has now published a paper on the characteristics of those recent buyers and their transaction.


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