Besides the New England and East South Central division, where the custom home share of new single-family starts remained stable and relatively high, custom home building saw declining market shares across all regions of the Unites States last year, reports Natalia Siniavskaia of the National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing blog.

NAHB analyzed the most recent Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction and determined that New England registered the highest custom home market share at close to 43%. The East South Central division where custom home building is also common, showed the second highest market share of 39%, though a few percent down since a year ago.

Nationally, the custom home market share declined to 22% – well below the 2008-2011 levels when the credit crunch has limited builders’ access to Acquisition, Development, and Construction (AD&C) loans and shifted production towards home building on owner’s land.

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