Builder Confidence Steadies as Material, Labor Challenges Persist

The National Association of Home Builders reported builder confidence inched up in September on lower lumber prices and strong housing demand, even as the housing sector continues to grapple with building material supply chain issues and labor challenges.

Builder Confidence at 13-Month Low

The National Association of Home Builders said higher construction costs and supply shortages, along with rising home prices pushed builder confidence to its lowest reading since July 2020.

Builder Confidence Edges Lower as Material Challenges Persist

Strong buyer demand partially offset building material supply-side challenges, regulation and labor as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched down one point to 80 in July, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reported.

Builder Confidence Edges Lower as Material Challenges Persist

Strong buyer demand partially offset building material supply-side challenges, regulation and labor as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched down one point to 80 in July, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reported.

Material Challenges Dampen Home Builder Sentiment

In the first of three reports this week on new home building, the National Association of Home Builders said rising material prices and supply chain shortages resulted in builder confidence dipping to its lowest level since August 2020.

Builder Confidence Holds Steady Amid Rising Cost Concerns

Builder confidence held stable in May, despite growing concerns over the price and availability of most building materials, including lumber, the National Association of Home Builders reported Monday.

Headwinds Push Down March Home Builder Sentiment

Despite high buyer traffic and strong demand, builder sentiment fell in March as rising lumber and other material prices pushed builder confidence lower, the National Association of Home Builders reported yesterday.

Builder Confidence Dips from Record Highs, But Stays Strong

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family home fell for the first time in three months in December, but remained strongly optimistic, the National Association of Home Builders reported yesterday.