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

Builders Point to Material Costs and Interest Rates for Slight Decline in Confidence

Mar 23rd, 2021

With a slight decrease in confidence registering among builders in March, officials for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) point to material costs and interest rates as culprits. After attempting to persuade the U.S. Department of Commerce to take action on escalating costs for lumber and other materials, officials for NAHB now say those […]

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 […]

Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High

Nov 18th, 2020

The latest National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) report, released yesterday, shows confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes has increased another five points in November, shattering the previous all-time high of 85 recorded in October, and now sitting at 90. Builder confidence levels have hit successive all-time highs over […]

Builder Confidence Continues Record Climb

Oct 20th, 2020

The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased two points to 85 in October, further surpassing the previous all-time high of 83 recorded in September. These are the first two months the index has ever been above 80, according to the NAHB. “Traffic remains […]

Builder Confidence At All-Time High, Lumber Remains Risky

Sep 17th, 2020

The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows that housing is leading the economic recovery and that builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points, now sitting at an all-time high of 83. In the 35-year history of the series, the previous highest reading was set last month, coming in […]

Market for New Homes Shows Promise as Rates Hang Low

Jul 20th, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to dampen the U.S. economy, the housing market waved a flag of relief in July, indicating that homebuyers are ready to move again under the stimulus of record-low interest rates. According to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac), the average rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 2.98% last week. Meanwhile, […]

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