Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 5 Part A - Construction, Repairs, Alterations and Maintenance of Property.

Section 5, Part A deals with expenses for supplies and services related to current home construction, repair, alteration and maintenance.

Now I am going to ask about expenses for construction, repairs, alterations and maintenance of property.

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First, let's talk about the construction or alteration of property [you own/you rent/you own or rent]. You should not include jobs that have been or will be totally reimbursed by someone outside your household, such as a landlord.
Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your household had expenses for-

* Read each item on list.

  1. Homes under construction including a vacation home or second home?
  2. Building an addition to the house or a new structure, such as a porch, garage, or new rooms?
  3. Finishing a basement or an attic or enclosing a porch?
  4. Remodeling one or more rooms in the house?
  5. Landscaping the ground or planting new shrubs or trees?
  6. Building outdoor patios, walks, fences, or other enclosures, driveways, or permanent swimming pools or hot tubs?

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Now, let's talk about maintenance and repairs for property [you own/you rent/you own or rent]. Again, you should not include jobs that have been or will be totally reimbursed by someone outside your household, such as your landlord.

* Read each item on list

  1. Repairing outdoor patios, walks, fences, driveways, or permanent swimming pools?
  2. Painting, either interior or exterior, or wallpapering?
  3. Plastering or paneling?
  4. Plumbing or water heating installations or repairs?
  5. Electrical work?
  6. Heating or air conditioning jobs?
  7. Flooring installation, repair, or replacement including carpeting, wood, vinyl, and tile?
  8. Insulation?
  9. Roofing, gutters or downspouts?
  10. Siding?
  11. Installation, repair, or replacement of window panes, screens, storm doors, awnings, and the like?
  12. Masonry, brick or stucco work?
  13. Other improvements or repairs?

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Have there been any expenses for any other property, such as property that you do not own or rent, paid for by you or any members of your household?

* If Yes

Which type of job were those expenses for?

  1. Homes under construction including a vacation home or second home?
  2. Building an addition to the house or a new structure, such as a porch, garage, or new rooms?
  3. Finishing a basement or an attic or enclosing a porch?
  4. Remodeling one or more rooms in the house?
  5. Landscaping the ground or planting new shrubs or trees?
  6. Building outdoor patios, walks, fences, or other enclosures, driveways, or permanent swimming pools or hot tubs?
  7. Repairing outdoor patios, walks, fences, driveways, or permanent swimming pools?
  8. Painting, either interior or exterior, or wallpapering?
  9. Plastering or paneling?
  10. Plumbing or water heating installations or repairs?
  11. Electrical work?
  12. Heating or air conditioning jobs?
  13. Flooring installation, repair, or replacement including carpeting, wood, vinyl, and tile?
  14. Insulation?
  15. Roofing, gutters or downspouts?
  16. Siding?
  17. Installation, repair, or replacement of window panes, screens, storm doors, awnings, and the like?
  18. Masonry, brick or stucco work?
  19. Other improvements or repairs?

  20. None/No more entries

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On which property was the work done?
[If owned property, put in property numbers and property descriptions from Section 3] ___________________
or else, choose one of the following ---

  1. Rented sample unit
  2. Other rental unit
  3. Property not owned or rented by household

Briefly describe the property. [enter text] _____________

What work was done?

*The description should be adequate to classify "alteration", "repair", etc., and to identify in next interview. [enter text] _____________

*Enter the appropriate job classification code (IF APPLICABLE). [enter code] _____________

*Enter the appropriate detailed job code (IF APPLICABLE). [enter code] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other work was included in this job?

*Enter all that apply
  1. Homes under construction including a vacation home or second home?
  2. Building an addition to the house or a new structure, such as a porch, garage, or new rooms?
  3. Finishing a basement or an attic or enclosing a porch?
  4. Remodeling one or more rooms in the house?
  5. Landscaping the ground or planting new shrubs or trees?
  6. Building outdoor patios, walks, fences, or other enclosures, driveways, or permanent swimming pools or hot tubs?
  7. Repairing outdoor patios, walks, fences, driveways, or permanent swimming pools?
  8. Painting, either interior or exterior, or wallpapering?
  9. Plastering or paneling?
  10. Plumbing or water heating installations or repairs?
  11. Electrical work?
  12. Heating or air conditioning jobs?
  13. Flooring installation, repair, or replacement including carpeting, wood, vinyl, and tile?
  14. Insulation?
  15. Roofing, gutters or downspouts?
  16. Siding?
  17. Installation, repair, or replacement of window panes, screens, storm doors, awnings, and the like?
  18. Masonry, brick or stucco work?
  19. Other improvements or repairs?

  20. Misc. Combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Did you do this job yourself or did you pay someone else to do all or part of the work?

  1. Self Only
  2. Paid or contracted with someone else
  3. Both

What did you pay in the reference month to someone else for this job? [enter value] _____________

What did you pay two months ago to someone else for this job? [enter value] _____________

What did you pay last month to someone else for this job? [enter value] _____________

How much was paid this month? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, what is the total amount you paid to someone else for this job? [enter value] _____________

Did any of the cost since the reference month include the cost of any appliances or equipment?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Which of the following appliances or equipment were included?

* Enter up to six
  1. Cooking stoves, ranges, or ovens
  2. Microwave ovens
  3. Refrigerators or Home Freezers
  4. Built-in dishwashers
  5. Portable dishwashers
  6. Garbage disposals
  7. Clothes washer or dryer
  8. Range hoods
  9. Smoke alarms and detectors
  10. Window air conditioners
  11. Portable cooling and heating equipment
  12. Lamps, lighting fixtures, or ceiling fans
  13. Other major home appliances and equipment

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What was the total cost for the appliances or equipment? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any member of your household PURCHASED any materials, supplies, tools or equipment for doing this job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What was the total cost for all items you or your household purchased for this job in the reference month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your household purchased for this job two months ago? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your household purchased for this job in last month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your household purchased for this job in the current month? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, what was the total cost of all items you or your household purchased for this job? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any member of your household RENTED any tools or equipment for doing this job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What was the total cost for all items you or your household rented for this job in the reference month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your household rented for this job two months ago? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your household rented for this job in last month? [enter value] _____________

What was the total cost for all items you or your household rented for this job in the current month? [enter value] _____________

Since the first of the reference month, what was the total cost of all items you or your household rented for this job? [enter value] _____________

Was or will any of the total cost of this job be reimbursed or paid by someone outside of your household?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What percent of the total cost was or will be reimbursed or paid by someone outside of your household? [enter value] _____________

Were or will any of these expenses for this job be deducted as a business expense?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What percent was or will be deducted? [enter value] _____________

Did you have any other expenses for this job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 5A

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Last Modified Date: April 3, 2013

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