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Improving Markets Index: Jackson, MS MSA

NAHB recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI).  The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway.  The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and are… Read More ›

Improving Markets Index: Athens, GA MSA

NAHB recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI).  The IMI highlights the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where an economic recovery is underway.  The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and indicative of improving economic conditions. … Read More ›

Twenty Metros Join List of Improving Housing Markets Index in December

The number of improving housing markets continued to expand for a fourth consecutive month in December, rising from 30 to 41 on the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released today. The December list featured 20 new additions, including several major markets such as Washington, D.C.; San Jose, Calif.; and Toledo, Ohio. Meanwhile, nine smaller… Read More ›

Improving Markets Index: Fort Collins, CO MSA

NAHB recently unveiled an index that tracks housing on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI).  The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway.  The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and are indicative… Read More ›

Improving Markets Index: Tyler, TX MSA

NAHB recently unveiled an index that tracks housing on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI).  The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway.  The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and are indicative… Read More ›

NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index

The inaugural edition of the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index for September 2011 is an index value of 12.  The index counts the number of US metropolitan areas that fulfill a conservative definition of what constitutes economic improvement.  The index is being introduced by NAHB as a counter measure to the drum beat of bad national economic and housing news. … Read More ›