Posts Tagged ‘ interest rates ’

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates By 0.75% to Combat Rising Inflation

Jun 17th, 2022

The Federal Reserve raised the stakes in the fight to combat rising inflation on Wednesday, hiking interest rates by 0.75% in an effort to douse cold water on historic inflation. Door and window industry executives say the increase is necessary but it is likely to test companies’ resolve. Recording-Breaking Rates The rate hike is the […]

Builder Confidence Drops for Fifth Straight Month

May 20th, 2022

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released earlier this week, points to falling builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes, a sign that the organization says indicates the housing market is now slowing. Builder confidence fell eight points in May, to 69, as growing affordability challenges—rapidly […]

NAHB Members Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

Apr 29th, 2022

More than 10,000 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27, the organization reports, calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection […]

After Slow First Quarter, Top Expert Sees Another Strong Year for Housing

Jan 25th, 2021

While 2020 will forever represent a blight on world history, so far as the U.S. economy is concerned it managed to include one bright spot: housing. In January 2020, ahead of the coronavirus, leading experts told [DWM] that even if an economic downturn were to occur, residential construction was expected to continue, despite the circumstances. […]

Builder Confidence Remains Strong, No Longer at Record High

Dec 17th, 2020

After three successive months of record highs, the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell four points to 86 in December. Despite the decline, this is still the second-highest reading in the history of the series, after last month’s rating of 90. “Housing […]

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