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55+ Housing Market Opens First Quarter with Record High

The NAHB single-family 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) rose six points to 72 in the first quarter of 2019, indicating that builder confidence in the 55+ housing market continues to strengthen (Figure 1). The index reading is the highest since the inception of the index in 2008. The 55+ HMI measures two segments of the 55+ housing market: single-family… Read More ›

Households Age 55+: Worth $62 Trillion

Households age 55 or older earn about half of all household income in the U.S., but hold over two-thirds of the residential equity and other household wealth, according to the most recent (2016) Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). The SCF is conducted every three years by the Federal Reserve and serves as one of the few federal sources of information… Read More ›

55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on Record-High

The single-family 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) jumped eight points to 67 in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008 (Figure 1). The NAHB produces two 55+ HMIs: one for the single-family market and another for multifamily condominiums. Each index… Read More ›

In Every State, Over 1/3 of Households are 55+

In a recent study, NAHB used newly released American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show that, in the U.S. as a whole, there are a little over 48 million households headed by someone age 55 or older, accounting for roughly 42 percent of all U.S. households. Although the percentage is different in different states, the variation… Read More ›

55+ Housing Market Still Going Strong in the Third Quarter

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market remained strong in the third quarter of 2015, according to results from NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) survey.  Survey results show the 55+ HMI for single-family housing increasing to 60—up three points from the previous quarter and marking the sixth consecutive quarter the single-family 55+ HMI has been above the break-even point of 50 (which… Read More ›

55+ HMI for Single-family Edges Down but Remains Positive

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market edged down but remained well in positive territory in the second quarter of 2015, according to results from NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) survey.  The 55+ HMI for single-family housing dipped a single point, from 58 in the first quarter to 57—marking the fifth consecutive quarter the index has been… Read More ›

Builders Remain Confident in the 55+ Housing Market

NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) shows that builders continue to feel positive about the market. The sentiment indices were higher year-over-year for all segments of the 55+market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental. The single-family index increased six points from the fourth quarter of 2013, to 54—the highest fourth-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 and the… Read More ›

Builders Gain Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market was up again in the third quarter, according to the latest release of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (55+HMI).  The 55+ HMI release contains separate indices for single-family homes and multifamily condominiums. Each is a weighted average of three components: present sales, expected sales, and traffic.  The numbers are not seasonally adjusted, so they should only… Read More ›

Builders Gain Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market was up again in the third quarter, according to the latest release of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (55+HMI).  The 55+ HMI release contains separate indices for single-family homes and multifamily condominiums. Each is a weighted average of three components: present sales, expected sales, and traffic.  The numbers are not seasonally adjusted, so they should only… Read More ›