Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) ’

Confidence in Single-Family Housing Contraction Continues in October

Nov 21st, 2022

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) points to continued elevated interest rates, high building material costs and declining affordability conditions pushing buyers to the sidelines as the source of the continued drag on builder sentiment. NAHB recorded the lowest confidence reading since June 2012 with the exception of the onset of the pandemic in […]

NAHB: Builder Confidence Continues Downward Slide, Housing Market Continues to Weaken

Oct 20th, 2022

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) builder sentiment fell for the 10th straight month in October and traffic of prospective buyers fell to its lowest level since 2012 (excluding the two-month period in the spring of 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic). The association attributes the […]

NAHB: Builder Confidence Underwater After Falling for Eighth Consecutive Month

Aug 16th, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports that builder confidence fell for the eighth straight month in August as elevated interest rates, ongoing supply chain problems and high home prices continue to exacerbate housing affordability challenges. In another sign that a declining housing market has failed to bottom out, builder confidence in the market for […]

NAHB: Builder Confidence Drops in Face of Diminished Future Sales Expectations, Rising Costs

Mar 18th, 2022

According to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on Wednesday, March 15, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved two points lower, to 79, in March from a downwardly revised reading in February. The National Association of Homebuilders points to ongoing lumber and building material supply side constraints, […]

Builder Confidence Slides in February

Feb 22nd, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders announced last week that despite strong buyer demand, builder sentiment continued to slip in February as the industry grapples with ongoing building material production bottlenecks that are raising construction costs and delaying projects. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower, to 82 in […]

Homebuilder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Jan 21st, 2022

A four-month rise in homebuilder sentiment has “snapped,” the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) said this week, citing growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions, though the association says consumer demand remains robust. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on Tuesday, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family […]

NAHB Chair Provides Monthly Recap, Looks Back on Year

Dec 14th, 2021

In his last monthly video update for the National Association of Homebuilders, executive director Chuck Fowke closed out the year with “good news.” Acknowledging that 2021 has been a year of “ups and downs,” he pointed out that “homebuilding has remained a bright spot.” Fowke reminded viewers that November homebuilder confidence, as tracked by the […]

Strong Demand Keeps Builder Confidence Up Even as Supply Side Challenges Persist

Nov 18th, 2021

The most recent NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released this week, reports that builder sentiment in the market for newly built single-family homes moved three points higher to 83 in November. Low existing inventories and strong buyer demand helped push builder confidence higher for the third consecutive month even as supply-side challenges — including […]

Builder Confidence Up, Supported by September’s Single Family Starts

Oct 29th, 2021

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released last week shows sentiment in the market for newly built single-family homes moved four points higher to 80 in October, driven in part by strong consumer demand. The growing affordability challenges stemming from rising material prices and shortages didn’t damper single-family home starts in September, officials said, […]

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 […]

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