Posts Tagged ‘ chief economist ’

Gauges for Builder Confidence and Architectural Billings Offset

Aug 26th, 2021

Two leading indicators for construction forecasting registered opposing measures last week—one pointing to a downturn in builder confidence, while the other indicates more construction projects could be on the way for multifamily. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that builder confidence reached a 13-month low, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index […]

NLBMDA Meets with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Office on Lumber Volatility

Jun 14th, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) met with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo’s senior staff and other high-ranking Commerce Department officials late last week to discuss the ongoing concerns regarding lumber price volatility and the lumber and building material (LBM) industry. Association leadership was feeling positive after the meeting, as indicated in […]

Zonda: New Home Sales Maintain Momentum, Up 45.8% Year-Over-Year

Nov 24th, 2020

The experts at housing industry advisors Zonda released their New Home Pending Sales Index (PSI) for October 2020, which shows pending sales having increased month-over-month as well as year-over-year across the United States. The index is a residential real estate indicator based on the number of new home sales contracts signed across the country. The […]

A Glimpse of the Post-Pandemic Industry Recovery

Nov 12th, 2020

This time last year, economists at the 81st Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference didn’t expect a recession to occur within the next 12 months. Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed the global economic landscape. At the Dodge Construction Outlook 2021 Virtual Conference, Dodge Data & Analytics chief economist Richard Branch provided a look at where each […]

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