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Builder Confidence High Despite Continued Supply and Affordability Challenges

October 18th, 2021
Builder confidence grew in October despite market challenges such as dwindling affordability due to increasing supply pricing and ongoing shortages. For single-family homes, builder sentiment increased four points to 80, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo...

Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Protect Housing in Federal Bill

October 21st, 2021
A broad coalition of housing advocates, including representatives from the National Association of REALTORS®, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Habitat for Humanity, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Association of...

Home Prices Keep Shattering Records: How Can Buyers Cope?

November 19th, 2021
(TNS)—Home prices can’t keep going up forever. Can they? During the COVID-19 contagion, Americans proved willing to pay a premium for homes—so much so that home prices shattered all records. Spurred by historically low mortgage rates, lack of inventory and...

Commerce Department Moves to Double Lumber Tariffs, NAHB Responds

November 29th, 2021
The U.S. Commerce Department moved forward with an administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%. Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), issued the following statement...

Year-End Outlook: No End in Sight for Inventory Crunch in 2022

December 13th, 2021
Editor’s Note: RISMedia’s Year-End Outlook series provides an in-depth analysis of the housing market’s leading indicators for economic health, and showcases expert insights on what’s to come in 2022.  It is hard to sell houses without houses to sell. With...

New-Home Sales Up in November as Consumer Demand Remains Strong

December 27th, 2021
New-home sales increased in November, driven by strong buyer demand, low existing-home inventory and a predicted increase for mortgage interest rates, according to the latest data from the Commerce Department. Key details: Newly built, single-family home sales in November increased...

Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

January 19th, 2022
Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower to 83 in January, according...

Builder Confidence Healthy in July

July 21st, 2018
Builder confidence is healthy, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading is 68; an above-50 reading indicates more builders have a positive outlook than a negative one. “Consumer demand...

Building Claws Higher in July

August 16th, 2018
Building clawed 0.9 percent higher in July, but still underwhelmed year-over-year, according to the Commerce Department. Combined, housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 303,000 multifamily (five units or more) starts and 862,000 single-family starts. On an annual basis, starts tumbled...

NAHB: Affordability Hits Lowest in 10 Years

August 18th, 2018
Affordability has hit its lowest in 10 years, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunities Index (HOI) for the second quarter of 2018. Approximately 57 percent of homes sold in the second quarter were affordable...
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