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  • Labor Shortages Ease, But Remain Worse Than in the Last Boom
    by Paul Emrath on February 23, 2024

    With home building volumes lower, labor shortages have eased considerably since record levels set in 2021 but remain relatively widespread in a historic context, according to results from the latest NAHB/Well Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey. The February 2024 HMI survey asked builders about […]

  • Existing Home Sales Jump in January
    by Fan-Yu Kuo on February 23, 2024

    Following a cycle low in December, existing home sales rose to a 5-month high to start the year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Low resale inventory and strong demand continued to drive up existing home prices, marking the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year median […]

  • Multifamily Missing Middle Construction Unchanged
    by Robert Dietz on February 23, 2024

    The missing middle construction sector includes development of medium-density housing, such as townhouses, duplexes and other small multifamily properties. The multifamily segment of the missing middle (apartments in 2- to 4-unit properties) has disappointed since the Great Recession. For the […]

  • Multifamily Developer Confidence in Negative Territory in Fourth Quarter
    by Eric Lynch on February 22, 2024

    Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing was in negative territory for the fourth quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  The MMS produces two separate indices.  The Multifamily […]

  • Small Decline for Multifamily Built-for-Rent Share
    by Robert Dietz on February 22, 2024

    According to NAHB analysis of quarterly Census data, the count of multifamily, for-rent housing starts declined somewhat during the fourth quarter of 2023. For the quarter, 102,000 multifamily residences started construction. Of this total, 98,000 were built-for-rent. The market share of rental […]