Posts Tagged ‘ builder sentiment ’

Confidence in Single-Family Housing Contraction Continues in October

Nov 21st, 2022

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) points to continued elevated interest rates, high building material costs and declining affordability conditions pushing buyers to the sidelines as the source of the continued drag on builder sentiment. NAHB recorded the lowest confidence reading since June 2012 with the exception of the onset of the pandemic in […]

NAHB: Builder Confidence Continues Downward Slide, Housing Market Continues to Weaken

Oct 20th, 2022

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) builder sentiment fell for the 10th straight month in October and traffic of prospective buyers fell to its lowest level since 2012 (excluding the two-month period in the spring of 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic). The association attributes the […]

Weakening Builder Confidence Points to Economic Troubles Ahead

Jun 21st, 2022

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective homebuyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment. The association says it’s a troubling sign for the housing market, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes […]

Weakening Builder Confidence Points to Economic Troubles Ahead

Jun 17th, 2022

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective homebuyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment. The association says it’s a troubling sign for the housing market, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes […]

Builder Confidence Drops for Fifth Straight Month

May 20th, 2022

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released earlier this week, points to falling builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes, a sign that the organization says indicates the housing market is now slowing. Builder confidence fell eight points in May, to 69, as growing affordability challenges—rapidly […]

Builder Confidence Slides in February

Feb 22nd, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders announced last week that despite strong buyer demand, builder sentiment continued to slip in February as the industry grapples with ongoing building material production bottlenecks that are raising construction costs and delaying projects. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower, to 82 in […]

Strong Demand Keeps Builder Confidence Up Even as Supply Side Challenges Persist

Nov 18th, 2021

The most recent NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released this week, reports that builder sentiment in the market for newly built single-family homes moved three points higher to 83 in November. Low existing inventories and strong buyer demand helped push builder confidence higher for the third consecutive month even as supply-side challenges — including […]

Gauges for Builder Confidence and Architectural Billings Offset

Aug 26th, 2021

Two leading indicators for construction forecasting registered opposing measures last week—one pointing to a downturn in builder confidence, while the other indicates more construction projects could be on the way for multifamily. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that builder confidence reached a 13-month low, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index […]

Builder Sentiment Dip in Face of Higher Material Costs, Interest Rates

Mar 18th, 2021

The latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows that builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 82 in March. High buyer traffic and strong demand, wasn’t enough to keep builder sentiment up in March as rising lumber and other material prices pushed […]