Posts Tagged ‘ Robert Dietz ’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Single-Family Starts Steady in May

Jun 21st, 2021

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau shows overall housing starts increased 3.6% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units off of a downwardly revised April reading. The May reading of 1.57 million starts is the number of housing units […]

NAHB: Rising Material Challenges Drives Declining Builder Sentiment

Jun 17th, 2021

The latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released this week shows that builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 81 in June, its lowest level since August 2020. Even with the rising material prices and supply chain shortages that caused the monthly […]

Areas with Shortest Commute Times Most Popular for Home Building Areas

Jun 7th, 2021

The quarterly NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) released earlier this month shows home building expanded the fastest in places with the shortest commute times. The HBGI also shows the suburban shift in new home construction to low density, low cost markets stemming largely from the COVID-19 pandemic and first reported in the second quarter […]

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