Tag Archive for ‘builder confidence’

Existing Home Sales Jumped in February

After three consecutive months of decline, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors, rebounded strongly in February. This is the largest monthly gain since December 2015. Total Existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 11.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February, the highest level in the past eleven… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in January

After hitting to its lowest level since early 2014 last month, pending home sales rebounded in January. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI increased 4.6% from 98.7 in December to 103.2 in January, but was still 2.3% below the level one year… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Dropped for the Third Straight Month in January

Existing home sales dropped for the third straight month in January, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. This is the lowest level in recent three years. Total Existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 1.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million in January, the lowest level since November… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Down Again in December

Following a decline in November, pending home sales decreased in December to its lowest level since early 2014. The decline occurred despite hopes for stabilization with lower rates. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI decreased 2.2% from 101.2 in November to 99.0… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Decline Sharply in December

Total existing-home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors, decreased 6.4% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.99 million in December, after two consecutive months of increase. Compared with a year ago, sales decreased 10.3% in December, the lowest level since November 2015. Total existing home sales include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops. The first-time buyer share slightly… Read More ›

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in January

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 60 in January from a downwardly revised December reading of 60, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The January HMI reading is in line with NAHB’s forecast of modest growth for housing. NAHB expects growth in 2016 for the single-family, multifamily, and remodeling sectors… Read More ›

Builders Gain Confidence

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for September increased one point to 62, the highest level in 10 years. Two of the three components also increased; the present sales indicator rose one point to 67 and the traffic indicator increased two points to 47. The indicator of future sales declined two points to 68 but from a two-month sustained level… Read More ›

Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Still Below 50, but Improves Significantly in the First Quarter

According to NAHB’s latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) survey, builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes increased significantly in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago. The 55+ single-family HMI increased 10 points to 27, and although 27 is relatively low for an index that lies on a scale of 0… Read More ›