Tag Archive for ‘builder sentiment’

Builder Confidence Continues to Settle Back to Sustainable Levels in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes declined two points in February to a level of 65 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI had risen sharply in December 2016 (up to 69) as the election results raised hopes among builders that a new Congress and administration will help create a better business… Read More ›

Builders’ Sentiment Stalled

Builders remained virtually unchanged in their attitudes toward the housing market as the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell one point to 45 from a downwardly revised 46 in April. The stall has been in effect since February when the index dropped 10 points. Builders had passed the tipping point of 50 on the 0 to 100 scale in June… 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 ›