NAHB Announcements

  • U.S. Household Balance Sheet Continues to Recover in Q3 2018

    The third quarter Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report showed continued improvement in the financial position of U.S. households with real estate, as the market value of all owner-occupied residential real estate (household owned) rose to $25.6 trillion. According to NAHB tabulations of the […]

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  • Custom Home Building Annual Share

    According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), the custom home share declined to 20 percent of all single family homes started in 2017—lowest since mid-2000. Contractor-built or owner-built houses – that together make up the custom home market – are […]

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  • Headline Inflation Flat in November

    The pace of headline inflation slowed from 0.3% in October to 0.0% in November as energy prices declined sharply. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, following a 0.3% increase in October. The […]

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  • OSB, Lumber, and Gypsum Lead Building Materials Prices Lower in November

    Softwood lumber prices fell 3.0% in November the second consecutive decrease for the index to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The producer price index for softwood lumber has fallen 23.6% (not seasonally adjusted) since setting cycle and all-time […]

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  • Non-Revolving Debt Drives Consumer Credit Growth

    Preliminary consumer credit data for October 2018 released by the Federal Reserve Board’s G.19 Consumer Credit report indicate an increase in outstanding credit of about 7.75% (SAAR) during the third quarter. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 10.75%, while nonrevolving credit […]

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