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.

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.

Signs of Wavering in Remodeling Forecasts

Annual gains in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs are set to “give out” by the second half of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity report from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.