Tag: Housing Market Index

Builder Confidence Edges Lower as Material Challenges Persist

Filed in Economics, Trends by on July 19, 2021 27 Comments
Builder Confidence Edges Lower as Material Challenges Persist

Strong buyer demand helped to offset supply-side challenges relating to building materials, regulation and labor as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched down one point to 80 in July, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Rising Material Challenges, Declining Builder Sentiment

Filed in Economics, Material Costs, Trends by on June 15, 2021 19 Comments
Rising Material Challenges, Declining Builder Sentiment

Home builder confidence dipped to its lowest level since August 2020 on rising material prices and supply chain shortages, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Building Materials Top Housing Concerns

Filed in Economics, Material Costs, Trends by on May 17, 2021 18 Comments
Building Materials Top Housing Concerns

Builder confidence held stable in May, despite growing concerns over the price and availability of most building materials, including lumber.

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Builder Confidence Edges Up as Strong Demand Offsets Supply-Side Challenges

Filed in Economics, Trends by on April 15, 2021 37 Comments
Builder Confidence Edges Up as Strong Demand Offsets Supply-Side Challenges

Strong buyer demand pushed builder confidence up in April even as builders continued to grapple with rising lumber prices and supply chain issues and consumers faced higher home prices due to a lack inventory. The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today shows that builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose one point to 83 in April.

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Higher Material Costs, Interest Rates Lower Builder Sentiment

Filed in Economics by on March 16, 2021 5 Comments
Higher Material Costs, Interest Rates Lower Builder Sentiment

Despite high buyer traffic and strong demand, builder sentiment fell in March as rising lumber and other material prices pushed builder confidence lower. The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today shows that builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 82 in March.

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Builder Confidence: High Demand Offsets Higher Costs – For Now

Filed in Economics by on February 17, 2021 19 Comments
Builder Confidence: High Demand Offsets Higher Costs – For Now

Strong buyer demand helped offset supply chain challenges and a surge in lumber prices as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched up one point to 84 in February, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Builder Confidence Down on Rising Material Prices, Upsurge in COVID-19 Cases

Filed in Economics by on January 20, 2021 6 Comments
Builder Confidence Down on Rising Material Prices, Upsurge in COVID-19 Cases

Rising material costs led by a huge upsurge in lumber prices, along with a resurgence of the coronavirus across much of the nation, pushed builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes down three points to 83 in January, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Despite the drop, builder sentiment remains at a strong level.

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Builder Confidence Down from Record High, Still Strong

Filed in Economics by on December 16, 2020 10 Comments
Builder Confidence Down from Record High, Still Strong

Ending a string of three successive months of record highs, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell four points to 86 in December, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Despite the decline, this is still the second-highest reading in the history of the series after last month’s mark of 90.

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Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High

Filed in Economics by on November 17, 2020 16 Comments
Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High

In another sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 90 in November, shattering the previous all-time of 85 recorded in October, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Builder Confidence Continues Record Climb

Filed in Economics by on October 19, 2020 9 Comments
Builder Confidence Continues Record Climb

In a further show of strength for the housing sector, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased two points to 85 in October, further surpassing the previous all-time high of 83 recorded in September, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. These are the first two months the index has ever been above 80.

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