Tag : NAHB

55+ housing market ends fourth quarter on record high

February 1, 2018

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter, … Read More

NAHB: Softwood lumber prices climb to record highs

January 30, 2018

Results of tariffs imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department and lack of negotiations among the U.S., Canada and Mexico have pushed the prices of softwood lumber imports up 30% since … Read More

Existing home sales decline in December

January 25, 2018

Existing-home sales decreased 3.6% in December, but the first-time buyer share rebounded to 32% from 29% last month. The National Association of Realtors reported that existing sales for all of 2017 increased … Read More

Builder confidence remains strong as new year starts

January 17, 2018

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes dropped two points to a level of 72 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing … Read More

Prospective home buyers sidelined by availability, affordability

January 15, 2018

While starts increased by 9% in 2017 over 2016, the characteristics of these new homes stayed largely the same, according to survey results from NAHB released during a press conference … Read More

IBS economic panel predicts housing gain in 2018

January 11, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep single-family housing … Read More

Pending home sales inch up in November

December 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November, but did squeak out a minor gain both on a monthly and annualized basis, according to the National Association of … Read More

Single-family starts rise in line with builder confidence

December 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — Nationwide housing starts rose 3.3% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.297 million units after a downwardly revised October reading, according to newly released data … Read More

Builders confident as market primed to expand in 2018

December 18, 2017

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to a level of 74 in December on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index … Read More

Single family construction spending up in October

December 1, 2017

The National Association of Home Builders provides analysis on its Eye on Housing blog that shows Census Construction Spending data indicating total private residential construction spending grew 0.4% in October to a … Read More