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Absorption Data Indicate Multifamily Market Leveling Off

The US Census Bureau recently released data on multifamily completions and absorption rates from the second quarter of 2016. Completions of privately financed, unfurnished, unsubsidized apartments in buildings with five or more units totaled to 62,600, which is approximately 5,000 fewer than completions in the second quarter of 2015 (Figure 1). Examining Figure 1 further indicates a leveling off of multifamily… Read More ›

Moderate Rise for CPI in November

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose in November and the pace of headline consumer inflation slowed in November from 4.37% to 2.43%. The CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.43%, slowing from 4.37% in October. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted… Read More ›

Housing Starts Fall in November

Housing starts posted a notable drop in November after a strong October pace. Total starts were down 18.7%, falling to a 1.09 million seasonally adjusted annual rate after a 1.34 million rate in October. However, the decline was concentrated in the volatile multifamily sector. The single-family sector continues to show anon improving trend, consistent with rising home builder confidence. According… Read More ›

Multifamily Construction Spending Continues Strong Growth

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending grew 1.6% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $472.9 billion. Multifamily construction spending continued its record breaking pace and reached $63.7 billion, up by 2.8% over the revised September estimates. It was 11.4% higher since October 2015. Single-family construction spending also increased by… Read More ›

New Multifamily Construction Dominated by Rental Production

An elevated market share for new rental multifamily homes is holding typical 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… Read More ›

Consumer Price Index Rose in October

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), rose in October. Both headline inflation and core inflation increased. The CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.4%, faster than the two previous increases (2.5% in August and 3.6% in September). Excluding the volatile food and energy components, “core” CPI rose at a seasonally… Read More ›

Multifamily Construction Spending Hits New Record High

According to estimates from Census Construction Spending data, total private residential construction spending edged up 0.5% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $459.5 billion. Multifamily construction spending continued its record breaking pace and reached $62.1 billion, up by 2.0% over the revised August estimates. Single-family construction spending stood at $236.6 billion, slightly up from the upwardly revised… Read More ›

Consumer Price Index Rose in September

Core inflation dropped while headline inflation increased in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September. The CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.6%, following a 2.5% increase in August. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.4%, slower than the 3.2% increase… Read More ›

Single-family Construction Spending Declines Again

According to estimates from Census Construction Spending data, total private residential construction spending edged down 0.3% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $449.2 billion. The record-breaking gains registered by multifamily construction were not enough to offset the declines in both single-family and home improvement spending. Multifamily construction spending rose to $62 billion, exceeding the peak readings registered… Read More ›