Homebuilders are feeling increasingly confident as housing demand remains strong even with the ongoing Pandemic. Homebuilders and contractors are benefiting from an unusually low supply of homes and the huge demand from individuals and investors looking to buy residential homes.

The Pandemic has been good for the home building and contractor sectors as more people look to move to the suburbs or remodel their existing homes because of the nature of the Pandemic. Another trend that is growing quickly is adding an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) to properties because of the ability to rent them out as “Airbnb” type rentals.

However, clouds could be forming on the housing horizon according to some.

“While 2021 single-family starts are expected to end the year 24% higher than pre-COVID 2019 levels, we expect higher interest rates in 2022 will put a damper on housing affordability,” warned NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

How things play out for home builders and construction projects is really anyone’s guess, but based on current data and expert opinions, things may cool down over the next year or two, but still remain historically strong.

F4CP/Harris Poll Survey – Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

A recent survey by F4CP/Harris found that more than half of younger adults would be more willing to see a Chiropractor for neck and back pain instead of a “traditional” doctor. The survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress between October 5-7, 2021 among 2,037 US adults ages 18+. The survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

Below is the introduction to the article with a link to the full article.

Gen Z and Young Millennials are more likely to say they would be more willing to visit a doctor of chiropractic than a medical doctor for neck or back pain

More than half (53%) of young adults (ages 18-32) would be more willing to choose a doctor of chiropractic (DC) for treatment of neck or back pain instead of a medical doctor, such as a primary care doctor or an orthopedist, according to a recent survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll and commissioned by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a nonprofit dedicated to informing and educating the general public about the value of chiropractic care.

Choosing chiropractic care over a medical doctor for neck and back pain varied among age groups, employment, and region according to results from the F4CP/Harris Poll survey.

Read the full article here: https://www.chiroeco.com/survey-shows-young-adults-more-willing-to-choose-chiropractic-care/

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