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Housing Starts Decline in March

Filed in Economics by on April 19, 2019 1 Comment
Housing Starts Decline in March

Despite signs of stabilizing confidence in the marketplace, housing affordability continues to be a concern as the pace of housing construction weakened last month.

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Solid Growth for New Homes Sales

Filed in Economics by on March 29, 2019 0 Comments
Solid Growth for New Homes Sales

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units in February. This is the highest sales pace since March 2018.

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How Affordable are Homes in Your Area?

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on February 15, 2019 0 Comments
How Affordable are Homes in Your Area?

A new feature of the NAHB Housing Portal — a free, interactive, online resource filled with information about the impact of housing — helps illustrate the severity of declining affordability at the national, state and local levels.

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Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 11, 2019 8 Comments
Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

NAHB’s latest quarterly Housing Trends Report shows that prospective home buyers in all age categories are wrestling with affordability issues.

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Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 5, 2019 2 Comments
Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Last month, residential construction saw the greatest gain in employment since February 2018, following strong growth in December.

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Home Price Appreciation Slows in November

Filed in Economics by on January 29, 2019 0 Comments
Home Price Appreciation Slows in November

Home appreciation increased by 5.2% in November, down from 5.3% the previous month, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index released today.

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on January 17, 2019 0 Comments
Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the fourth quarter of 2018, only one point lower than the previous quarter.

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Interest Rates Decline Amid Fed’s Messaging

Filed in Economics by on January 10, 2019 0 Comments
Interest Rates Decline Amid Fed’s Messaging

Despite the slowdown in the second half of the year, 2018 is expected to be the best year for residential construction since the Great Recession. NAHB’s chief economist recently discussed the impact of rising interest rates and what to expect in the year ahead.

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What the Fed Rate Hike Means for Housing

Filed in Economics by on December 20, 2018 0 Comments
What the Fed Rate Hike Means for Housing

Housing affordability last quarter was at a 10-year low, and it appears that conditions at the start of 2019 aren’t likely to improve much.

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Economy Continues to Grow at a Brisk Pace

Filed in Economics by on November 9, 2018 0 Comments
Economy Continues to Grow at a Brisk Pace

NAHB’s chief economist provides an overview of the current housing market and a look at what’s to come.

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