Posts Tagged ‘ Builder confidence ’

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in November

Nov 19th, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in November from a downwardly revised level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released yesterday. This means that for the sixth consecutive month, more builders have viewed market conditions as good than poor. “Policy [...]

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Continues to Improve

Nov 7th, 2013

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market showed continued improvement in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released yesterday. All segments of the market–single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental–registered strong increases. The single-family [...]

Builder Confidence Down in October

Oct 17th, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell two points in October from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (NAHB) (HMI). “A spike in mortgage interest rates along with the paralysis in Washington that [...]

A Pause in Builder Confidence

Sep 17th, 2013

Following four consecutive months of improvement, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes held unchanged in September with a reading of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Following a solid run up in builder confidence over the past year, we are seeing a pause in [...]

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Improves

Aug 9th, 2013

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed strong continued improvement in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The index increased 24 points to a level of 53, [...]

Builder Confidence Rises Six Points in July

Jul 16th, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose six points to 57 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July, released today. This is the index’s third consecutive monthly gain and its strongest reading since January of 2006. “Builders are seeing more motivated buyers coming [...]

Builder Confidence Improves in May While Affordability Remains Strong

May 16th, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes improved three points to a 44 reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for May. This gain, from a downwardly revised 41 in April, reflected improvement in all three index components—current sales conditions, sales expectations and traffic of prospective [...]

Builder Confidence Drops Two Points in April

Apr 15th, 2013

Facing increasing costs for building materials and rising concerns about the supply of developed lots and labor, builders registered less confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April, with a two-point drop to 42 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. “Supply chains for building [...]

Builder Confidence Virtually Unchanged in February

Feb 19th, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was virtually unchanged in February with a one-point decline to 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. “Having risen strongly in 2012, the HMI hit a slight pause in the beginning of this year as builders adjusted [...]

Builder Confidence Improves Again in December

Dec 18th, 2012

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for an eighth consecutive month in December to a level of 47 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This marked a two-point gain from a slightly revised November reading, and the highest level the index [...]