Housing Starts Post Healthy June Gain

July has been a good month for the housing industry thus far; HUD and the Census Bureau kept the momentum going Friday with a positive report on housing starts.

Home Builder Confidence Back to Pre-Coronavirus Levels

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes jumped 14 points to 72 in July, the National Association of Home Builders reported yesterday, calling it a “strong signal” that the housing market is ready to lead a post-COVID economic recovery.

June Builder Confidence Surges Following Shaky Spring

Two months ago, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index suffered its biggest one-month drop in history, falling by more than 40 points to an eight-year low. This month, the Index rebounded back into positive territory.

For Remodeling Market Outlook, an ‘Abrupt About-Face’

The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on many sectors of the housing market—and according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, the previously solid home remodeling market is about to take a hit as well.

Home Builder Confidence Suffers Historic Drop

The economic effects of the coronavirus clobbered the home building industry this month, with the National Association of Home Builders reporting its Housing Market Index plunged a record 42 points to its lowest reading in nearly eight years.

March Builder Confidence Declines Amid Rising Risks

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 72 in March, the National Association of Home Builders reported yesterday.

MBA, Trade Groups File Amici Brief on Constitutionality of CFPB Structure

The Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders this week filed a neutral amici brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could determine the future structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Builder Confidence Ends Year to Highest Reading Since 1999

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five points to 76 in December off an upwardly revised November reading to its highest reading since June 1999, the National Association of Home Builders reported yesterday.