Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB ’

Housing Starts Rise 5.9 Percent in July

Aug 19th, 2013

Nationwide housing starts rose 5.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 units in July as multifamily construction rebounded from a dip in the previous month, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, single-family construction recorded a modest decline from a rate that was upwardly revised for […]

Builder Confidence Rises Three Points in August

Aug 16th, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose three points to 59 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August. This fourth consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level in nearly eight years. “Builders are seeing more motivated buyers walk through their […]

Improving Markets List Includes 247 Metros in August

Aug 12th, 2013

A total of 247 metropolitan areas across 49 states and the District of Columbia qualified for inclusion on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for August. While this is eight metros shy of the number listed on the IMI in July, it is approximately three times the number of […]

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Improves

Aug 9th, 2013

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed strong continued improvement in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The index increased 24 points to a level of 53, […]

Remodeler Confidence Rebounds in Second Quarter

Jul 30th, 2013

Confidence in the remodeling market rebounded in the second quarter of 2013 with the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rising six points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The rise in existing home sales and increased demand for remodeling projects contributed to the positive report. An RMI above 50 indicates that […]

Remodeling Market Remains Strong in the Fourth Quarter

Jan 23rd, 2013

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reached 55 in the fourth quarter of 2012, increasing five points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This is the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to […]