Articles Tagged with ''Homebuilder confidence''

Home Builders: Confidence in Baby Boomer home sales strengthens

The 55+ HMI increases six points to 66 in Q4
Builder confidence in the housing market for those aged 55 years and older strengthened in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said favorable demographics and solid homeowner wealth should continue to support demand for new 55+ housing.
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Homebuilder confidence stabilizes in January

Held steady by decreasing mortgage rates
Held steady by decreasing mortgage rates, homebuilder confidence in the market of new single-family homes stabilized in the month of January, increasing two points to 58, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 
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Home builders: Baby Boomer home sales disappoint

Data suggests more Boomers are staying put
Builder confidence in the housing market for those 55 years of age and older is slipping, highlighting a recent trend showing that Baby Boomers staying put rather than downsizing. According to the latest Housing Market Index from the National Association of Home Builders, sales of single-family homes to those 55 and older declined seven points the third quarter.
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Homebuilder confidence remains steady in July

Rising cost of materials haunt homebuilders
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at 68 points in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Homebuilders are encouraged by the growing housing demand, but construction material costs still hinder optimism, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
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Builder confidence subsides slightly in April

Comes down off unusually high March reading
Homebuilder confidence fell off from the high reported in March, decreasing three points in the Housing Market Index in April. However, despite this decrease, experts point out that builder confidence remains at solid levels.
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Capital Economics: Will President Trump's regulation changes boost housing starts?

3 possible outcomes
Given the recent drought in housing inventory across the nation, the industry welcomed the recent news that homebuilder confidence surged in March due to President Donald Trump’s actions on regulatory reform. The news, while positive, isn’t guaranteed to turn into increased housing starts though. Instead, here are three likely outcomes.
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Homebuilder confidence remains at 6-month low

Paves way for strong 2016
While the number remained the same, builder confidence still sits at a six-month low, reflecting that many markets continue to show a gradual improvement. According to NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, a homebuilder from Blue Springs, Missouri, this should bode well for future home sales in the year ahead.
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Homebuilder confidence hits 10-year high, again

Homebuilders haven’t been this confident since before the housing crisis
The nation’s homebuilders’ confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes continued rising in October, to a level not seen since before the housing crisis began. Here's why they're so confident right now.
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