Tag Archive for ‘multifamily’

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 ›

Consumer Price Index in August – Strong Gain

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), rose in August.  Headline inflation increased from negative to positive due to the strong gain in the core CPI. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.4% in August, after a 0.5% decrease in July. Excluding the volatile food and energy components,… Read More ›

Home Improvements Push Residential Construction Spending Up

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for July registered a seasonally adjusted rate of $445.5 billion, slightly up from the June downwardly revised estimate. The monthly gains are largely attributed to the strong growth of private construction spending on home improvements that rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $147.5 billion… Read More ›

Mortgage Debt Continues to Grow

According to the Household Debt and Credit Report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRB NY), the outstanding amount of housing-related debt, both home mortgages and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), totaled $8.8 trillion in the second quarter of 2016, 2.6% ($225 billion) greater than the level from one year ago. However, the outstanding amount of home equity… Read More ›

New Multifamily Rental Share Remains Strong

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 Dropped Slightly in July

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July. Headline inflation dropped below zero due to the deceleration in the core CPI and the decline in energy prices. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.5% in July, after a 2.6% increase in June. Excluding the volatile food and… Read More ›

Multifamily Strength in July

The July pace of total housing starts increased 2.1% over the June rate, led by strength in the multifamily sector. However, year-to-date measures continue to be consistent with the NAHB forecast of growth for single-family construction this year, as well as a slight dip for apartment development compared to 2015 levels. According to estimates from the Census Bureau and the Department… Read More ›