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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Market Again Positive

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market was up again on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter, according to NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI).  Compared to the second quarter of 2013, the 55+HMI for new single-family housing increased three points to 56–the highest second-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 and the 11th consecutive quarter of year… Read More ›

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on a Record High

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for the fourth quarter of 2013 is up sharply, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered strong increases compared to the same quarter a year ago. The single-family index increased 20 points to a level… Read More ›

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Continues to Improve

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market showed continued improvement in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). All segments of the market, single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rentals, registered strong increases.  The single-family index increased 14 points to a… Read More ›

Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Shows Strong Growth

In the first quarter of 2013, the National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ single-family Housing Market Index increased 19 points on a year over year basis to 46, which is the highest first-quarter number recorded since the inception of the index in 2008 and sixth consecutive quarter of year over year improvements. The index is up on increases in consumer demand… Read More ›

Year over Year, Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Continues to Improve

Once again, builder confidence in the 55+ housing market showed significant improvement, according to NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Indices (55+ HMIs) for the third quarter of 2012.  The  55+ HMIs and their components are based on survey questions that ask builders if market conditions are good, fair, or poor (high/very high, about average, or low/very low for the questions on traffic). … Read More ›

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Market Improves in the Second Quarter

According to NAHB’s latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) survey, builder confidence in the market for new 55+ single-family homes increased significantly in the second quarter of 2012.  Compared to the same period a year ago, the 55+HMI for new single-family homes more than doubled from 13 to 29.  (Because the survey results are not yet seasonally adjusted, numbers should only be compared year-over-year.)… Read More ›

55+ Households are Nearly Everywhere

NAHB analysis of data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey shows that, despite popular belief, the geographic distribution of households headed by someone age 55 or older is fairly even across most of the country.  In every state, these 55+ households account for over 30 percent of all households. On a national level, 43.9 million households are headed by someone… Read More ›