Homebuilder confidence tanks as mortgage rates rise
Builder sentiment for newly built single-family homes slid five points to a score of 45, the second straight month of steep decreases
by Ben Verde Sep 20
Builders remain confident as they 'wait months' for cabinets and doors
Homebuilders remained optimistic in February, but moderated their expectations amid supply-chain issues and rising mortgage rates, according to data from NAHB released Wednesday
by Daniel Houston Feb 16
Builder confidence ends 2021 strong
The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index increased for the fourth consecutive month, to 84 in December, marking a high for the year last seen in February
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 15
Builder confidence rebounds after 3 months of declines
Prices for softwood lumber and some other building materials ease, but workers remain in short supply, according to the National Association of Home Builders
by Matt Carter Sep 21
Existing-home sales rise for second consecutive month in July
Total existing-home sales in July 2021 rose 2% on a seasonally adjusted annual basis from June to a rate of 5.99 million, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 23
Builder confidence curbed in July by continued supply-side roadblocks
Labor shortages, regulatory costs and high costs of materials continued to dampen builder confidence, but strong buyer demand helped moderately temper those challenges in July, according to a new report
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 21
Builder confidence creeps up 1 point in February: NAHB
Pandemic-related supply chain issues and shortages of lumber have continued to contribute to rising lumber prices, but intense homebuyer demand for single-family homes has kept builder confidence steady
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 17
Beyond the headlines: Jobs beat forecasts, still long way to go
Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner examines jobs numbers. Although they beat forecasts, at October's pace, it would still take about another 16 months for employment to return to pre-pandemic levels
by Matthew Gardner Nov 10
Beyond the headlines: Housing continues to break records
Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses home sales across the U.S. and concerns over the unsustainable pace of price growth
by Matthew Gardner Oct 29
Spurred by builder confidence, housing starts rally in September
Privately owned housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.41M, up 1.9% from an August estimate, according to data released Tuesday by the US Census Bureau
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 20
As new home sales soar, listings take a dip in August
New listings of newly constructed homes decreased 4.1% year over year to a seasonally adjusted rate of 74,000 in August, according to a report on Friday from Redfin
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 25
Builder confidence matches all-time high from '98
As if in a blast from the past, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) rose 6 points to 78 in August, the index's highest reading since December 1998
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 17
Surging builder confidence hints at housing market recovery
The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo's Housing Market Index jumped significantly in June — back into positive territory
by Patrick Kearns Jun 16
Builder confidence dips slightly but remains solid in June: NAHB
Builder confidence has remained steady for about 5 months, but new concerns over trade could have an impact
by Patrick Kearns Jun 17
Builder confidence rises due to demand and limited supply: NAHB
NAHB's Housing Market Index rose 3 points in May
by Patrick Kearns May 15