Posts Tagged ‘ housing affordability ’

Builder Confidence Continues to Fall, Housing Market Reaches Inflection Point

Apr 22nd, 2022

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved two points lower to 77 in April, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released earlier this week. It marks the fourth straight month that builder sentiment has declined, as rapidly rising interest rates combined with ongoing […]

New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Mar 4th, 2021

A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership. The study found that a $1,000 increase in […]

Lumber Prices are Hammering Housing Affordability; NAHB Hopes Government Can Help

Feb 18th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that millions of potential home buyers are being priced out of the market thanks to soaring lumber prices, which are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward. The organization is hoping the […]

Housing Affordability Holds Steady; Challenges Loom

Feb 9th, 2021

The most recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) shows that record-low mortgage rates offset record-high home prices to keep housing affordability steady in the fourth quarter of 2020. Though affordability rates held firm, regulatory and supply-side challenges could still aggravate affordability problems in the year ahead. In all, 58.3% […]

Lack of Inventory, Higher Prices Push Housing Affordability Near Two-Year Low

Nov 6th, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) reports that housing affordability continued to decline in the third quarter of 2020, due to inventory shortages and rising home prices. Record-low mortgage rates were not enough to prevent the decline in affordable housing, resulting in 58.3 percent of new and existing homes […]

NAHB Reports Lack of Supply, Higher Prices Led to 18-Month Low of Housing Affordability

Aug 7th, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released this week shows that low interest rates were not enough to counter the double whammy of a supply shortage and rising home prices, which together contributed to a decline in housing affordability in the second quarter of 2020. In all, 59.6% of […]

Builders Call on Congress to Address Affordability

Jun 4th, 2019

June is National Homeownership Month, and officials for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) say its members are urging Congress to address one of American’s biggest deterrents from celebrating: affordability. “Removing regulatory barriers that contribute to the increased costs of housing will pave the way to homeownership,” says NAHB chairman Greg Ugalde, a builder […]

Struggle Continues for Builders Despite Rising Affordability

May 17th, 2019

According to the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo last week, housing affordability increased during the first quarter of 2019 due to decreasing mortgage rates, lower home prices and rising wages. With those improvements, however, comes additional challenges, said NAHB chairman Greg Ugalde. “While the […]

Data Shows Most Americans Struggle With Housing Affordability

Dec 7th, 2018

Newly released data from a survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that nearly three out of four American households believe the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis. The association found that the majority of Americans reported this problem at their local and state level, as well as […]

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 […]

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