The 2011 American Housing Survey (AHS) reveals that more than 70 percent of respondents ranked their overall level of satisfaction with their home at eight out of 10 or higher, and the statistic climbs to 84 percent for those living in newly constructed units. Released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the research shows that fewer than 2 percent of home occupants report ‘severe physical problems’ with their residence. Plumbing accounted for more than half of those issues. Overall, however, the quality of dwelling construction and condition of housing in the United States appears to be good. Additional AHS findings include that the average American home is 38 years old and that homes are getting larger. | Read More