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What Building 1,000 Homes Means to the U.S. Economy

According to NAHB’s National Impact of Home Building model, building 1,000 average single-family homes generates 2,975 jobs and $111.0 million in taxes and fees for all levels of government.  Similarly, building 1,000 average rental apartments generates 1,133 jobs and $42.4 million in taxes. The jobs are measured in full-time equivalents (enough work to keep one worker employed full-time for a… Read More ›

Single-Family Starts Flat in May

The May pace of single-family housing starts was effectively flat relative to April after downward revisions for prior months, standing at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 764,000. However, according to estimates from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the May rate marks a 10% gain in the pace of single-family construction on a year-over-year basis. Yesterday’s increase in the NAHB/Wells… Read More ›

Consumer Inflation Slowed in May Following a Sharp Increase in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for May. Overall inflation decelerated after an energy induced sharp increase in April, while core inflation (excluding food and energy) increased slightly. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.6% in May, down from 5.0% in April. Excluding the volatile food and… Read More ›

Home and Multifamily Residential Debt Expand

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s first quarter of 2016 release of its Financial Accounts of the United States report, household holdings of real estate, measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, totaled $22.524 trillion in the first quarter of 2016, $1.140 trillion higher than its level in the first quarter of 2015, $21.113 trillion. At the same time, home mortgage debt… Read More ›

Private Residential Construction Spending Stalls in April

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for April dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $439.7 billion, down by 1.5% over the March upwardly revised estimate. Private nonresidential construction spending was also down 1.5%, the first decline in 2016. Within private residential construction, spending on multifamily and improvements both declined in… Read More ›

Multifamily Production: 1st Quarter 2016

An elevated market share for rental multifamily homes is holding typical new apartment size below levels seen during the pre-recession period. However, as multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily homes is likely to rise. The recent pattern of change in the size of new multifamily units stands in contrast to the post-recession increase in the size of… Read More ›

Consumer Price Index Rose in April – Pumping Up Inflation

Once again energy prices, notably gasoline (prices at the pump), are driving headline inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.0% in April influenced heavily by a 153.5% annualized increase in the price of gasoline. Increases in separate indexes for food and core CPI (excluding food and energy) were in line with recent… Read More ›

Banks Report Continued Tightening on Multifamily, AD&C Loans

Credit standards on loan applications for commercial real estate loans (CRE), which includes land development and construction, multifamily, as well as nonfarm nonresidential loans, tightened over the first quarter of 2016. Moreover, the pace of tightening in each of these types of CRE loans has progressively grown over the past year. More specifically, banks indicate that tightened lending standards over… Read More ›

Multifamily Spending Continues Record Breaking Pace

March multifamily residential construction spending had significant gains from one year ago. NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for March increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $435.5 billion, up by 1.6% over February’s revised estimate. Meanwhile nonresidential construction spending declined 0.4% after two consecutive monthly increases. Within private residential construction… Read More ›

CPI in March — A Modest Increase in Core Inflation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March. Core inflation rose modestly in March. The Consumer Price Index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.1% in March, after a 2.0% decline in February. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.8%… Read More ›