Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB ’

Developers’ Confidence in Multifamily Market Holds Steady

May 28th, 2015

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) held steady with a reading of 54 for the first quarter of 2015, marking the 13th consecutive quarter at 50 or above. The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment about current conditions in the apartment and condominium market on a scale of 0 to 100. […]

Builders Are Much More Confident this May

May 18th, 2015

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in May is at a level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It is a nine-point increase from the May 2014 reading of 45, though two points less than it was in April 2015. “Consumers are […]

NAHB: Housing Affordability Rises in First Quarter

May 14th, 2015

Lower interest rates and falling home prices boosted housing affordability in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today. In all, 66.5 percent of new and existing homes sold between the first of January and end of March were affordable to families earning […]

NAHB: Many Metro Housing Markets Are Returning to Normal

May 8th, 2015

“Normal” might be back on the horizon for many U.S. housing markets. In the first quarter of 2015, 68 of the nation’s 360 metro areas returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). That’s a gain […]

Kitchens, Bathrooms Still Most Popular Remodeling Projects

May 5th, 2015

May is National Home Remodeling Month, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers just released a survey on the most popular remodeling jobs by its members. Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom projects remain the most popular, and that home owners’ No. 1 motivation for remodeling was to upgrade to newer, better features. […]

NAHB: Housing Recovery Could Soar in 2016

May 1st, 2015

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The housing market is on the rise—and will keep on rising, according to economists participating in the recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar. Solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy and pent-up demand will keep the market moving up into 2016. “This should be a good year […]

More Remodelers Are Confident in the Market Than Are Not

Apr 23rd, 2015

The market looks good for remodelers following the first quarter of 2015. The newest National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57. Though off slightly from the historically high level of 60 in the last quarter of 2014, the number is above the key break-even point of 50. […]

Housing Production Up 2 Percent in March

Apr 17th, 2015

With rising springtime temperatures comes rising home production. In March, nationwide housing starts rose 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000 units. That’s an upward revision from February’s reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. Single-family housing production rose 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]

Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in April

Apr 16th, 2015

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April rose four points to a level of 56, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “As the spring buying season gets underway, home builders are confident that current low interest rates and continued job growth will […]

NAHB: Good News on the Green Front

Mar 30th, 2015

The future is looking bright for energy efficiency. During its “New Homes Month” this April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is shining the spotlight on how new houses increasingly offer the energy-efficient features home buyers seek. Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to […]