Table B-2. Price Index of New One-Family Houses Underconstruction: 2005 Base Weights for Attached Houses

Characteristic

United States

SIZE OF HOUSE (FLOOR AREA) (1)

 

Average logarithm of square feet

7.47

Average square feet

1,840

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

 

Northeast

14.3

Midwest

25.1

South

42.0

West (except California and Hawaii)

13.4

California and Hawaii

5.2

METROPOLITAN AREA LOCATION

 

Inside Metropolitan Areas

93.1

Outside Metropolitan Areas

6.9

NUMBER OF BEDROOMS

 

Less than three bedrooms

42.3

Three or more bedrooms

57.7

NUMBER OF BATHROOMS

 

Less than two bathrooms

8.5

Two or more bathrooms

91.5

NUMBER OF FIREPLACES

 

No fireplace

38.5

One or more fireplaces

61.5

TYPE OF PARKING FACILITY

 

No garage

13.7

One or more car garage

86.3

TYPE OF FOUNDATION

 

No basement or finished basement

78.0

Unfinished basement

22.0

TYPE OF OWNERSHIP

 

Condominium in the Northeast and West, including California and Hawaii

20.2

Condominium in the Midwest and South and not a condominium

79.8

PRESENCE OF A DECK

 

Deck in the Northeast

10.1

Deck in the Midwest

7.4

Deck in the South

8.3

Deck in the West and all houses without a deck

74.2

PRIMARY EXTERIOR WALL MATERIAL

 

Wood in the South

0.8

Wood in the Northeast and West, including California and Hawaii

3.1

Vinyl

43.0

Stucco

17.4

Wood in the Midwest and all brick, aluminum, and other

35.7

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING

 

No central air-conditioning

7.9

Central air-conditioning

92.1

1 The base weight is the average logarithm of the square feet.  The average number of square feet is a weighted average.  All other base weights are given as percentages.