NAHB Announcements

  • Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builders continue to report strong demand for new housing, fueled by steady job and […]

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  • Most Buyers Actively Searching for a Home Have Been Looking for 3+ Months

    The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult, but […]

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  • FHA-Backed Loans Accounted For The Majority Of All Non-Conventional Financing In 2017

    NAHB analysis of the 2017 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing in 2017 accounted for less than a third of the market, at 30.8%. The reliance on non-conventional forms of financing varied across the United States, with its […]

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  • Half of US Homes Built before 1980

    The median age of owner-occupied homes is 37 years, according to the latest data from the 2016 American Community Survey. Compared to a median age of 31 years in 2005, the U.S. owner-occupied housing stock is aging gradually. This aging trend is primarily because of modest gains in residential […]

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  • Price Index of Goods Used in Residential Construction Holds Steady

    The prices of residential construction materials were unchanged in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increases in prices paid for OSB (+7.0%, not seasonally adjusted) and gypsum products (+2.0%, seasonally adjusted) were offset by […]

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