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Existing Sales Fall 3.2 Percent in January

Existing-home sales decreased 3.2% in January, and the first-time buyer share slipped to 29% from 32% last month. The National Association of Realtors reported that 43% of homes sold last month were on the market less than a month. The January inventory actually increased 4.1%, but is 9.5% below the level a year ago, and has decreased for 32 consecutive… Read More ›

Private Residential Spending Reaches Cycle High

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 0.5% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $526.1 billion, the highest level since March 2007. Total private residential construction spending rose 6.2% last year, after increasing 12.5% in 2016. The monthly gains are largely attributed to the increase in multifamily construction spending…. Read More ›

Existing Sales Decline 3.6% in December

Existing-home sales decreased 3.6% in December, but the first-time buyer share rebounded to 32% from 29% last month. The National Association of Realtors reported that existing sales for all of 2017 increased 1.1% from the previous year, and was the best year for sales in 11 years. Some 44% of homes sold last month were on the market less than… Read More ›

Pending Sales Up 0.2% in November

The Pending Home Sales Index increased slightly by 0.2% in November, and is 0.8% above a year ago. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The PHSI increased 4.1% in the Northeast and 0.4% in the Midwest, but decreased 0.4% in the South and 1.8%… Read More ›

Private Residential Spending Is On the Rise

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 1% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $530.8 billion. It was the highest level since February 2007. Total private residential construction spending was 7.9% higher than a year ago. The monthly gains are largely attributed to the strong growth of spending on… Read More ›

Existing Sales Surge 5.6% in November

November existing sales embraced an end of the year rally, increasing 5.6% to the highest level since December 2006; but the first-time buyer share of 29% continued to disappoint. The National Association of Realtors reported 44% of homes sold last month were on the market less than a month, a slightly slower pace than the 47% last month. The November… Read More ›

Pending Sales Rebound from Hurricanes

The Pending Home Sales Index increased 3.5% in October as the South recovered from the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), remains 0.6% below the level a year ago. The PHSI jumped 7.4% in the South, and also increased… Read More ›

Existing Sales Up 2.0% in October

October existing sales increased 2.0%, and the first-time buyer share increased to 32% of sales. The National Association of Realtors projected that Texas and Florida sales are now expected to completely bounce back by the end of the year from declines due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Some 47% of homes sold last month were on the market less than… Read More ›

Pending Sales Flat

The Pending Home Sales Index, unchanged in September, has fallen on an annual basis in five of the past six months, and is at its lowest level since January 2015. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), remained unchanged at 106.0 from a downwardly revised August… Read More ›